Lucy’s Climate Change Blog
Climate Change is complex and controversial. Lucy’s blog is aimed at Guides and Scouts as well as others who want to learn more about this environmental change.
Lucy is a Geography Undergraduate studying at Durham University and has a particular interest in Climate Change. She is interested in the relation between people and the environment and how we can reduce our negative impacts on our planet.
The ReQuest Team Members will each undertake an Antarctic Research Project and present their results in different formats on their return.
Lucy Morgan’s: Writing a blog about climate change, based around questions people have. Also running Guide/Scout meetings on the topic. Plus she will be running a fundraising event related to climate change.
Genevieve Scullion’s: The physical effects of different temperatures on body functions. With the help of the members of the expedition, she will be able to measure the effect of varying temperatures on lung function, heart rate/ blood pressure and reactions.
3D ICEBERG SIMULATION
George Stonor’s: A study into the movement of icebergs after they have detached from the ice shelf. This would involve understanding the different forces acting on the ice -such as sea currents, winds and gravity – and their resultant effects.
PHOTOGRAPHY & ART
Darcey Holmes’s: Capturing, using photography, a historical journey in contrast with 100 years ago. Using art to convey the overwhelming effects of human activity and climate change on Antarctica’s landscape and wildlife.
THE SOUNDS OF ANTARCTICA
Alan Noake’s: Recording an entire “soundscape” podcast of Antarctica – the various sounds of the ship, icebergs, wildlife and weather. As well as one-to-one interviews with participants, crew, scientists and tourists. The project aim is to produce a complete audio record of the project.
MOTION SICKNESS STUDY
Cathy Mummery’s: The physiological causes of motion sickness and then whilst on Bark Europa look into the various treatments and how effective they are on individuals – shop bought medications, natural remedies and common sense remedies (watching the horizon, fresh air etc.)
Laura Bernard’s: Document, through pictures, the physical and psychological effects of fellow explorers throughout the journey to and from Antarctica. Capturing the highs and lows of the entire experience.
Matt Wood’s: Carry out first hand research on how electricity is generated and stored in the research bases on Antarctica. We all know that global warming is happening, and one of the key issues contributing to this is the way we (humans) generate and use electricity.