Tag: Svalbard

Svalbard Blogging

Why, yes that is the Indian Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid, and Norway’s Foreign Affairs Minister and Political Scientist, Espen Barthe Eide, in Svalbard. Are they trying to tell Duck fans something?...

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Svalbard update

Andrew Sullivan proves himself a shill for Svalbard. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, Sullivan claims that the seed vault is a hedge against human extinction. But Svalbard watchers know the true role of the vault in...

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More on the Svalbard Zombie menace

From Damien Mansell of Swansea University:The cabin was situated on the top of a ridge, at the bottom of a large valley looking out to the Arctic Ocean. The Ocean met large ice-cliffs and nunataks, which stared back at us from...

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No wonder they want world domination

Duncan Bartlett of the BBC reports on the living conditions on Svalbard.Residents of Norway’s Svalbard Islands are used to dealing with the dangers of polar bears but, for one remote settlement, wild animals are not the...

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Is a war with Svalbard finally coming?

I have repeatedly criticized the Bush administration for failing to recognize the Svalbard threat. Its policy of drowning the Polar Bear forces into submission might prove successful, but it also risks provoking an...

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The Svalbard Threat: 60 Minutes edition

Peter Howard emails me a link to the latest coverage of the threat from Svalbard.I didn’t have a chance to watch the report, but I assume it comprises another whitewash of the critical danger posed to humanity by the...

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Svalbard: countdown to doomsday

The seed vault opens. World dignitaries, oblivious to the danger, hailed the Doomsday Vault:”This is a frozen Garden of Eden,” European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said, standing in one of the frosty...

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Svalbard update

Long-term readers will be distressed to learn that the first batch of “doomsday seeds” have arrived in Norway, and will soon be on their way to Svalbard.Despite our best efforts, authorities remain indifferent to the...

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The Looming Threat

I assumed the data on Svalbard military spending was a mistake. But now I’m becoming quite concerned. David Johnston uncovers more about the possible threat from Svalbard. The island will soon be home to a Doomsday...

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