Monthly Archives: August 2011

Day 36, August 30th: bye internet! Hello train!

Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2eq): 2,335 kilos Sigurðar saga fóts: 175/252 Dear Internet, I’m getting on a train now to head west! Viarail say they won’t let you come with me. (Unless I go to Montreal, but alas! Montreal is in … Continue reading

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Day 35, August 29th: so, farewell then Jack Layton

Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2eq): 2,335 kilos Sigurðar saga fóts: 175/252 Who the hell is Jack Layton?! demands my commensal over breakfast one morning. I contemplate my spoon of porridge. Partly trying to decide whether I really recognise the name, or … Continue reading

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Days 31–34, August 24th–28th: stemmas of sagas, and happy birthday World Wide Web!

Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2eq): 2,335 kilos Sigurðar saga fóts: 174/252 So you might have noticed that I haven’t been posting much the last few days. That’s because I locked myself in the Goon’s flat and have been working lots! Mostly … Continue reading

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Day 30, August 23rd: Niagara Falls

Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2eq): 2,335 kilos Sigurðar saga fóts: 172/252 So I was glad to be back on the train! Rather than returning to the mall in Cheektowaga, I decided to get the bus into Buffalo, and then on to … Continue reading

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Days 26–29, August 19th–22nd: the oldness of the New World, and the awfulness of the Loop

Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2eq): 2,157 kilos Sigurðar saga fóts: 130/252 On the oldness of the New World I imagine most people likely to read this blog have either seen or been the North American who comes to Europe and says … Continue reading

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Days 26–29, August 19th–22nd: having fun in Chicago!

Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2eq): 2,157 kilos Sigurðar saga fóts: 130/252 So, visiting Chicago was cool. Here are some cool things about Chicago! Blueberry pie! One never says it out loud, of course, partly because it would be rude and partly … Continue reading

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Carbon cost: Toronto–Chicago

Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2eq): 2,172 kilos Sigurðar saga fóts: 130/252 Amtrak and Carbonfund’s greenwash So, I’ve been hunting for emissions figures for Amtrak and I always wind up back at carbonfund.org. It’s become characteristic that rather than having a page … Continue reading

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