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Jethro + Keith Brindle’s QA

By Jethro // Friday 21 Sep // 08:59:00 // 90 Comments

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Jethro and Keith Brindle’s Live Arctic QA Session

Friday 21st Sept, 9.30am GMT (10.30am UK)
Following the new video diary from Jethro, he and Keith Brindle will both be online live from the Arctic for 30 minutes to hear your responses and answer questions. The live QA will take place on this page on Friday 21st September at 9.30am GMT. To take part check back and follow the instructions below.
Watch Jethro’s latest video diary »
Watch Jethro’s first video diary »
View the initial questions to Jethro »

How to take part in the Arctic QA

This Arctic QA session will open at 9.30am GMT (10.30am UK). For 30 minutes following this Jethro and Keith will log in and be available to hear your response to the video and answer any more questions you have.

*IMPORTANT* (After 9.30am GMT) “Refresh” or “Reload” this page using your web browser “Refresh” button. You will see a comments box appear below. If you are from Frome Community College login to your account (use the login link in the footer or above the comment box) and then enter your questions and comments for Jethro or Keith.

*IMPORTANT* During the session you need to “Refresh” or “Reload” this page every few minutes to see new comments and follow the discussion. If you can’t see anything happening refresh the page!

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90 Comments

  1. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:42:07

    The trip has made me more passionate about climate change, seeing the glacier breaking up was really eye opening

  2. Frome Community College Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:42:29

    do you have any huskie dogs ?- laurel

  3. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:43:12

    there is huskies, there was one outside the hotel it Longyearbyen, it was very fun

  4. Frome Community College Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:43:38

    Josh asks- Are you worried that the way you are getting around is more damage to the climate

  5. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:43:54

    there’s more huskies out here, there really loud!!!

  6. Jess Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:44:18

    Keith…nice standard to set there. And they say that cows are the culprits …Hmmm.

  7. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:44:40

    it’s not bad, it’s windy most of the time so we sail and we’re doing it for the greater good!

  8. Keith Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:45:11

    Answer to Hattie and Sophie’s question. The trip has made me very aware of the complexity of climate change. The scientists here are right at the cutting edge of what is being done and they are very cautious about making sure that all the factors are considered…. including the natural cycles of the earth and sun. Dr B

  9. Frome Community College Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:45:50

    Becca and lizzie ask-what have you been eating?

  10. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:46:40

    the chef is GREAT! lots of star quality soups and really nice food, i want to hire her as my personal chef

  11. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:46:55

    and there’s lots of food!

  12. Keith Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:47:16

    The traditional roles of the huskies have changed. We saw a couple pulling scientists on their push-bikes. Seriously, they us the dogs to get them to the different weather station around Ny-Alesund.

  13. Frome Community College Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:47:55

    I have a question(Will the typist here) Have you seen any northern lights?And keith,are you taking care of my camera,Howards laptop…oh..and jethro

  14. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:48:14

    what’s been happening in the school?

  15. Frome Community College Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:49:23

    Oh you know..a bit of learning,a sea of blue polo shirts,and Mrs Love is keeping track of all of the work you need to catch up on….

  16. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:49:44

    we haven’t seen the northern lights unfortunately

  17. Frome Community College Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:50:01

    Josh wants to know what you have done so far to help the climate

  18. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:50:26

    I’m staying here if there’s work to do when i get back

  19. Jess Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:51:18

    I think Jethro means, have you guys been doing anything related to Climate Change whilst he’s been up in the Arctic? (We’d like to see pictures, if you have!)

  20. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:51:23

    scientific experiments, we’re learning more and more about the way climate change works and ways to reduce emissions and we’re going to be spreading the word on this when we get back using arts

  21. Keith Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:52:00

    sorry about the tone setting there Jess. Just to take things to another level though I did have a near cacking myself moment when a huge piece of glacier (60 m high) came crashing down 200 m away from the ship. none of the kids were on board and was therefore free to let a couple of expletives rip as a mini-tsunami rocked the ship a couple of times.

  22. Frome Community College Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:52:30

    HA,I see. The FEW afre running around school with Jethro masks and a megaphone.Weve been filmed by creative partnerships and we have our first eco meeting

  23. Frome Community College Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:53:50

    Hattie-are you carbon offsetting the trip?

  24. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:54:11

    great, keep it all up, thanks for the support from everyone, you’ve all been great, im going to be on T4 at the end of october when its the 25th anniversary of channel 4

  25. Keith Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:54:58

    We’ve been under the scrutiny of the cameras for most of the time we’ve been here. T4 have been filming what we’ve been doing and are putting together a short piece for some time around the end of October (as part of Channel 4’s 25th anniversary).

  26. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:55:44

    we’re hoping to make a difference in the communities that everyone comes from and we’re all handing out energy efficient light bulbs to help family and friends lower their emissions

  27. Jess Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:55:54

    I suppose, Keith, when one’s life is at threat one might be allowed to exclaim in less than proper way. So long as no children are around. And what did this incident teach you (about climate change, because all things must be relative in life).

  28. Jess Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:56:36

    Jethro masks?!?!?! Ok… What’s this eco meeting thing, then? Explain, please, Frome!

  29. Frome Community College Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:57:09

    Andrew wants to know if you could,would you stay there?

  30. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:58:00

    Capre Farewell have calcultated that if each member of the trip hands out 5 energy efficient light bulbs to someone who’s not using them then we can cancel out the impact of our trip CO2 wise

  31. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:58:48

    I would stay for longer, definately but there’s not much night life here so I wouldn’t live here

  32. Frome Community College Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 9:59:11

    And finally,everyone is missing you and loves you(especially Hattie,in a friendly way….)Get home safe,and see you monday.Good work

  33. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 10:00:28

    thanks for everything, it’s been great being here and I can’t wait to tell you all of my stories, it’s going to be wierd going back to normal life though, it’s completely different up here

  34. Jess Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 10:00:28

    And if you recycle the boxes that the bulbs came in, well then, you’re probably just showing off! No, I’m joking, that’s a very good idea.

  35. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 10:00:47

    I’ll see you next week

  36. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 10:01:34

    I’ve written some bangin’ arctic tunes to whoever asked

  37. Jess Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 10:01:49

    Bye Jethro! Bye Keith! Bye Frome! Bye Everbody!

  38. Jethro Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 10:02:04

    tally pip guys

  39. Keith Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 10:02:24

    Tomorrow we go to UNIS, the international university in Longyearbyrn, where a significant amount of polar and climate research is being carried out. We’ll get a chance to go around the labs and speak to the researchers.
    After that we playing a game of footy with pupils from the local secondary school. Bizarrely, when went to the school earlier in the week and did some workshops, a significant number of the pupils were not interested in climate change…. even though it’s happening on their doorstep and a lot of their parents are working at the university. This puts the job of being an advocate for the climate into stark perspective. On this I END.

  40. Kathy Friday 21 Sep, 2007 // 10:06:09

    Hi all, we’re about to close this QA. If you’d like to add a final comment get in quick – you have 30 seconds! If you can stay online for Akash’s QA, it’s about to start. Follow the links on the home page. Thanks for joining us.

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