Entries by Matt-Maynard

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Science and politics find uneasy mix at IPCC / Geographical

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change met in Edmonton for their Cities conference this March, the Deputy Premier for Alberta used her stage time to promote the advancement of provincial oil exports. I reported remotely for Geographical magazine online. During the conference Alberta highlighted their impressive suite of climate mitigation policies at provincial level. Yet, […]

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Volcano Tobogganing / Outdoor Fitness

I headed out into the Pacific Ocean to Chile’s remote territory of Easter Island for the February Tapati festival. On the summit of a 45 degree volcano, the islanders hold their annual Haka Pei ceremony. Mounting a whittled banana-trunk-rocket, and dressed in nothing but loincloths for protection, competitors are pushed over the edge to attempt […]