Tag Archives: Ben Abbott

My Son and My Friend: Birthdays on November 24

This conjunction of birthdays (my son Ben and my friend Sam) leads me, today, to think about friendship and family. Father/Son relationships are difficult in as many ways as they are rewarding. “Your mum and dad,” as Philip Larkin famously … Continue reading

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Ecologist at Work: Ben Abbott

In the French countryside just south and west of Mont Saint-Michel my son Ben and his colleagues at the University of Rennes are monitoring and evaluating a set of streams running through agricultural land. Last week I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Dutch Journalist and Crew Interview Ben Abbott about Climate Change

This film, footage from the summer of 2012, features my son Ben for the first third and then again at the end. It’s in Dutch, so I can’t follow everything, but the conversations with Ben are in English with Dutch … Continue reading

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Ben Abbott Rides the Sluicebox 100

Ben came in third in this race in the mountainous environs of Fairbanks, Alaska. For his account of the race, click here: http://moosedent.blogspot.com/2013/07/sluice-box-100.html The guy must have a tough father!

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Permafrost and Warming Climate

The permafrost is melting and that will put a lot of extra CO2 into the atmosphere. My son Ben just sent me this link to a short film laying out some of the science: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLCgybStZ4g He has the last word, … Continue reading

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