Heading further north
This summer I am heading to an Tundra Science camp north of Yellowknife which studies tundra ecology and research around the permafrost and that sort of thing. It is a completely self contained community in that it has systems to produce all of its energy and water. I am going to help supervise 12 high school students who will also attend. I believe the camp has about 20 researchers from various universities for about 4 months of the year and it is shut down for the winter. It should be interesting because the researchers all different areas of expertise.
On that note, a good editorial on climate change here. Certainly being in the north local people notice the climate change far more then anywhere else.