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Welcome to the Arctic Journal

From this page you are able to plug directly into live updates from the symposium. Updates will include highlights from each plenary, coverage of the field trips, new photographs and video (which you can get to on the left).

Words: Jo Roach & Brian Cathcart        
Pictures: Daniel Heaf and Jo Roach (RSE is not responsible for or affiliated to the content of external websites)



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Press Briefing - The Melting Ice Sheet, Robert W Corell,
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09/09/2007 21:00
IcebergsScientists have painted the alarming picture of accelerating glacier melt in Greenland and wider thaw in the Arctic. Robert Corell of the H John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, who has been observing the great Ilulissat icefjord since the 1960s, said that the ice field was now known to be moving at 15 kilometres a year – two metres an hour – where only four or five years ago it was eight kilometers an hour.
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Plenary 5 - Nuuk,
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10/09/2007 17:00
The fifth plenary, chaired by Prof Laurence Mee, began on Monday with a welcome from Jonathon Motzfeld, Speaker of the Greenland Home Rule Parliament, who remarked that governments, industries and households alike, had done too little about climate change for too long.
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Plenary 4 - Nuuk,
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10/09/2007 12:00
Dr Stefan Edman, HRH Princess Irene and Tom Spencer spoke at the fourth plenary today on ‘Overcoming our Addiction to Fossil Fuels’.


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Greenland Home Rule Reception: Cultural Centre Katuaq,
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09/09/2007 21:00
Traditional CostumeThis evening His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew and the symposium members were guests at a wonderful show of Greenlandic culture, at the Nuuk Cultural Centre. The evening began with a welcome from Minister Aleqa Hammond, an address from His All Holiness followed by a selection of Greenlandic foods, including reindeer, musk ox and delicious halibut canapes.

The group were then treated to a display of singing, story-telling, guitar music and performance in the curved auditorium, in the centre of the cultural centre





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Plenary 3 - Sailing to Nuuk,
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09/09/2007 17:00
The third plenary was entitled ‘Impacts on the Arctic and its Peoples’ and four wonderful speakers presented their views: scientific, political and personal  to the Symposium attendees.
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