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Cape Farewell's Arctic Liquidation Sale (Video)

by Ben Jervey

October 28, 2010

I don't have many rules in life, but one of them is that whenever a friend of mine posts a video of himself imitating a Spanish pitchman in front of a glacier, I have to spread it far and wide. So here's Kevin Buckland, on a recent Cape Farewell arctic expedition, performing a clever parody of an over-the-top Latino salesman trying to move a rapidly spoiling commodity: arctic ice.


So the context: Every year, Cape Farewell, which describes itself as "the cultural response to climate change," puts a bunch of scientists and artists together on a boat and sends them to the front lines of climate change, usually the arctic. Last month, the crew—including the New York musician and sound artist DJ Spooky—set sail around the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, which is a few hundred miles north of Norway, and famous as the setting of those Golden Compass books. As the artists get back on solid ground, we'll dig out and highlight some of the most exciting and powerful work.

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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