Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

Cyberian Dispatch 16: The Shaman and the Pendulum

Posted on 06.07.2019 in Of Note
Cyberian Dispatch 16: The Shaman and the Pendulum

  Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac In America, the first warm days and the first blushing buds bring the opening of the baseball season. And in Eastern Siberia, almost two months later, the same phenomena mean it’s time for the opening of the Shaman season. Far from a game, the opening of the Shaman season…

Cyberian Dispatch 15: The Exchange Between Idealism and Fatalism in Bolshoye Goloustnoye

Posted on 05.11.2019 in Of Note
Cyberian Dispatch 15: The Exchange Between Idealism and Fatalism in Bolshoye Goloustnoye

  Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac Bolshoye Goloustnoye is a bucolic hideaway nestled in a valley on Baikal’s western shore. Traditional wooden houses with precious decorative accents line hushed streets, stretching to the Lake, where a classic wooden church anchors the village. Sheep forage on the steep hills overhead, while cows and horses parade leisurely…

Cyberian Dispatch 9: Playing Hide and Seek with the Angara

Posted on 01.14.2019 in Of Note
Cyberian Dispatch 9: Playing Hide and Seek with the Angara

Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac There are more than 330 rivers that flow into Lake Baikal, filling the cavernous Lake with one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. But there is only one mighty river that flows out: the Angara. In Irkutsk, the largest city on the Angara, the River is half a block from our…

Cyberian Dispatch 5: The Closest Place to Kiss the Lake

Posted on 10.29.2018 in Of Note
Cyberian Dispatch 5: The Closest Place to Kiss the Lake

  Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac If the goal is to get to Lake Baikal quickly, Listvyanka makes it easy. Sitting at the source of the Angara River, Baikal’s only outlet, Listvyanka is a mere one hour marshrutka (minibus) ride from Irkutsk. It also has a reputation as the most commercial and touristy of all…

A Change of Climate

Posted on 08.30.2018 in Of Note
A Change of Climate

Gabriela Bulisova and Mark Isaac Our back to back Fulbright grants took us in 2017-18 to Ukraine and will take us in 2018-19 to Eastern Siberia. While the projects are 5 time zones away from each other, they have much in common. Both are focused on water that has been dramatically affected by climate change….