Help Crowdfund The Dark Snow Project Research Trip To Greenland, As McKibben And Sinclair Join Jason Box

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You can help crowd-fund an important scientific research trip — along with a videographer and journalist to cover it. Climate De-Crocker Peter Sinclair explains:

On April 21, 2013, the Dark Snow Project brought a bit of Greenland to Manhattan, to illustrate the importance of this summer’s planned expedition to sample Greenland ice. It kicked off the last leg of our historic citizen-science crowd funding campaign.

If this final fundraising push is successful, I’ll be traveling in June to the Greenland Ice sheet as part of a scientific expedition to investigate the steady darkening and increasing melt of that important ice sheet. Bill Mckibben will be coming along to write this up for Rolling Stone, as well.

Here is a video on the Dark Snow Project:

They are almost half-way to their $150,000 target. Let’s see if Climate Progress readers can take them over $100,000. Here’s how:

One, you can go to Darksnowproject.org, and make a donation at the bottom of the page. Two, you can text darksnow to 50555.

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13 Responses to Help Crowdfund The Dark Snow Project Research Trip To Greenland, As McKibben And Sinclair Join Jason Box

  1. Superman1 says:

    It has become apparent to me that one of the reasons we are having all this internal conflict is that we are not all on the same page. My objective is to avoid climate catastrophe, making whatever sacrifices are necessary, using whatever approaches and forms of governance are required, voluntary or involuntary. I don’t see all those conditions reflected in most of the posts here.

    • Superman1 says:

      We see comments that start with ‘I believe in climate change action’, and tend to end with: if we can make the transition without ‘draconian sacrifices’; if we can implement my technology first; if we can do it while maintaining democracy; if we can do it while maintaining prosperity. My view is: no conditions; whatever it takes!

    • Joe Romm says:

      Well, you read through the filter of your beliefs, so you only see what you want to see, not what is before your eyes.

      • Superman1 says:

        I can quote chapter and verse to support my case, starting with the next post.

    • fj says:

      The rule of law must prevail as its collapse would indicate that we are likely in a failed state.

      We can transition at wartime speed from fossil fuels and the vast amount of things that are extremely wasteful and destructive without major sacrifices.

      Just start creating case studies hypothetical and otherwise and you will likely see that.

      Those case studies in which you see major sacrifices most likely have solutions so that they can be avoided and you probably do not have the skills or resources to find them.

      We are an extremely affluence civilization and we have a huge amount or resources to work with to stop accelerating climate change without major sacrifices.

      The extreme poor are at grave risk and we must share our resources with them so they do not have to make major sacrifices; being an optimist I believe we will do that; part of which I believe to be one of the requisites for our survival: Poor People First.

  2. Paul Klinkman says:

    Crowds lavishly funded the cure for cancer. All the while cancer rates crept up because cancer is a caused disease. We spray carcinogens onto and into our food. Our homes are reeling with carcinogens. We wade into vats full of carcinogens at work.

    • Superman1 says:

      Many similarities to climate change. Devise all sorts of complex ‘treatments'; do everything but eliminate the fundamental causes.

    • Mulga Mumblebrain says:

      Cancer is good for business. The perfect chronic, fear-inducing, malady, ideal for the entrepreneurs of the medical-industrial complex to extract maximum profit. If someone discovered a cure for cancer, they would vanish from the face of the earth, quick-smart.

      • Superman1 says:

        If you would read the biomedical literature instead of political tracts, you would find that most (not all) cancers can be prevented. However, as with avoiding climate change, what some here would term ‘draconian sacrifices’ might be required (e.g., no junk food, no smoking, no excess drinking, no excess calories, etc).

        • Superman1 says:

          And, of course, exposures to the myriad environmental toxins/chemicals that are part and parcel of our high-tech world. Dr. Mercola’s column today provides a short summary of some of these environmental toxins.

  3. rollin says:

    I spread this to my friends and asked them to send it to theirs. Maybe some donations will come in from that. I found the YouTube video from the guardian to be more complete and convincing.

    This is necessary science that needed to be done years ago and will need to be checked again soon. Good luck to the expedition.

    Why is it more difficult to study Greenland than it is to study Mars? Shame on the powers that be.