Quick recap for anyone who has just joined us: TH!NK is run by the European Journalism Centre and takes the form of a competition. This is the second round of TH!NK – the first focused on the elections to the European parliament, this one focuses on climate change. The objective is to bring together 81 bloggers from around the world for a day of workshops, seminars, etc. and one day of visiting at an eco-village. Those bloggers then go back to their respective countries and blog about how climate chance is manifesting in their own backyards.
I’m honoured to be representing Iceland and am already excited to explore further some of the socio-political economic issues associated with climate change, such as the already-prevalent tug-of-war over green energy *cough* HS Orka *cough* and Iceland’s new geo-strategic position through the melting of the polar ice.
I’m also delighted that blogging is being recognized or what it is: a powerful medium in its own right. Big props to the European Journalism Centre for taking the initiative to, in their own words, “create a portal into the minds of 81 people, to show how each one experiences the effects of Climate Change policies every day.”
I’m taking my laptop along and have free Wi-Fi in the hotel, so there will undoubtedly be posts. Or Tweets, at the very least.
MOSTLY RAINY, THOUGH WITH OCCASIONAL SUN
It was a mild, damp day here in the capital, with sunrise at 7.00, sunset at 7.40. Right now 8°C [46F].