Some friends set out on a trip to explore the glaciers of Alaska. Instead of adventure, they found a man named Rick Brown, and a story of how climate change is drastically altering our landscape before our eyes. The glaciers that Rick calls home are now disappearing at an alarming rate — it only takes one month for them to recede the same distance that used to take hundreds of years.
Why do so many people use the internet to harass and threaten people, and stretch the freedom of speech to its limits? Director Kyrre Lien meets a global group of strongly opinionated individuals, who spend their time debating online on the subjects they care most strongly about. Online platforms are their favourite tools to express the opinions that others might find objectionable in language that often offends. Do they behave in the same way when they come offline?
Almost stepped on this guy on a weekend trip up north.
Went for a great overnight adventure in the Lammermuir hills at the weekend with Jay and Markus (from bikepackingscotland.com). We were planning on heading further afield, but a broken down van scuppered that idea. Instead we headed south, riding from my front door.
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A video by the Russian band: Leningrad. "Kolshik" is an great bit of film.
It tells the story (in reverse!) of the destruction of a circus.
Another great video from this guy:
After drinking a couple of my more potent than intended home-brewed American IPAs one evening, I found myself signed up for yet another bike race, the 'Kielder chiller'. This one looked to be tougher than most. For starters it was 24 hours long, consisting of a roughly 10km loop with the winner completing the most laps. It was also in February, the depths of winter, at a time when the long northern darkness lasts for 14 hours and the weather is potentially at it's worst. Held on the high and remote hills of Northumberland in the very north of England, with the start/finish at Kielder castle, it promised to be one of the harder challenges of the year.
A short video about life in Fjordland in New Zealand one of the world's oldest national parks.
Created entirely from still images taken from Google Earth.
An AARP (nonprofit organisation set up to help struggling seniors by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today) video showing how marine biologist David Vaughan found a new lease of life after making a discovery.
He was testing coral and ways to grow and reintroduce it to the sea, when he broke a coral into tiny pieces. Instead of dying like he expected, it grew...fast.
He'd made a breakthrough that can add clean air to the planet, and has possible implications for treatment of cancer and tumors. Now he has a new lease on life and is determined not to retire until he can plant a million new corals.