Shock News : Rowers Discover That The Arctic Is Icy And Cold

ScreenHunter_85 Aug. 01 11.43

The planned crossings have not been possible because of the ice coverage and the danger of ending up in a soup of massive icebergs.

A Lesson In Patience For Denis

Why didn’t anyone tell them this before they started?

03.05.2013

Until recently, it was not possible to row across the Northwest Passage but melting sea ice has changed all of that, so the adventurers will also use their expedition as a platform to highlight the impact of climate change.

Rowersโ€™ attempt through Arcticโ€™s Northwest Passage to highlight climate change – Clean Tech – Clean Tech | siliconrepublic.com – Ireland’s Technology News Service

Advertisements

About stevengoddard

Just having fun
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

39 Responses to Shock News : Rowers Discover That The Arctic Is Icy And Cold

  1. stewart pid says:

    GLO-BULL warming works in weird and wonderful ways.
    Hey Reggie … the boys could use your blow torch ASAP.

  2. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    “so the adventurers will also use their expedition as a platform to highlight the impact of climate change.”

    Oh well, the best laid plans of adventurers, Eco Greenie Kool Aide Chuggers and morally superior folks are often upset by reality.

    All they are really doing is proving their assumptions were wrong and there is a huge amount of ice around.

    Suppose we should actually thank them.

    • miked1947 says:

      I tried that and they deleted my comments. Steven tried that and they deleted his comments.
      They will not let me post to their facebook page, maybe some of the rest can stop by and thank them again.

      • poverty site:facebook.com/pages/Mainstream-Last-First/

        Throw that string into a Google search window and it should give you just one result of a post they had on July 12. But to see it, you must use the Cache option of Google’s.

        I had a comment at that one for a while, noting the futility of their efforts and how the money for their expedition could have been more wisely spent on what they were talking about in that post, ridding the oceans of plastic and helping people ascend from poverty. But my comment got deleted days later, and I’m banned from future commenting.

        But correct me if I’m wrong – now they deleted that entire July 12 post? And if so, what else will they be deleting?

        • miked1947 says:

          Yeah! Russ:
          They deleted your comments also. They deleted a bunch of entire posts as they are not interested in “Discussing” Climate Change, they just want you to be aware of “Climate Change”. BELIEVE in the POWER! ๐Ÿ˜‰
          Four guys “Pulling Together”! There are probably some nervous seals in the Arctic about now.

        • miked1947 says:

          Yeah! Russ:
          They deleted your comments also. They deleted a bunch of entire posts as they are not interested in “Discussing” Climate Change, they just want you to be aware of “Climate Change”. BELIEVE in the POWER! ๐Ÿ˜‰
          Four guys “Pulling Together”! There are probably some nervous seals in the Arctic about now.

      • Lawrence13 says:

        I asked them the day before yesterday why the keep turning the tracking device off. They then turned me off.

  3. @njsnowfan says:

    Seems like they might give up soon from reading their latest post.. If they keep going along at their pace, never will make it.
    They must have a guaranteed way someone is going to rescue them. If they do not have that in place then they are on Suicide mission.

  4. @njsnowfan says:

    Latest Data from Environmental Canada there is no ice by them but they show picture of the ice at their location and talk about it off shore.
    Also if they wanted to go back it is completely blocked now..

    • Mike D says:

      Actually light blue is less than 10% ice, not necessarily no ice. The concentration version of the map has a different description of the scale. I’m guessing the definition of “open water” is less than 10% ice.
      http://iceweb1.cis.ec.gc.ca/Prod20/page3.xhtml

      However, there still is 90%+ ice blocking their way if they actually made it through this area.
      http://iceweb1.cis.ec.gc.ca/Prod20/page3.xhtml

      If they are unwilling to enter open water due to the ice, there’s no way they will make it as there is that pack of ice at point H that will prevent them from hugging the southern shore.

  5. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    seems they have figured out that using two year old assumptions is not very good for current activities.

    The boat they should have used.

  6. RCM says:

    I really think that these guys are basically Jocks who don’t give much of a damn about Gaia per se but thought that the journey would be a fun thing to do and would have done it for a dog food company if they would fund it.
    However being Jocks they just accepted what they were told and it never occured to them that the people telling them it was possible were full of …hot air… same deal with the boat design.

    I don’t think their desire to ‘press on regardless’ comes from idealogy but from being Jockheads who believe that muscle and desire can overcome physics. They are, of course, eventually going to have to give up. Ocean going rowboats make lousy ice sledges no matter how strong your will or muscles.

  7. Chewer says:

    Last at this time the ocean conditions were wide open and they were told the ice would be even less this year. They deserve whatever their masters-of-doom have given them.
    There’s always next year-:)

  8. Also note the comment

    That is why we dragged the boat along the shore for nearly 100k,

    http://mainstreamlastfirst.com/

    Now if only Franklin had thought of that!

    • Gerald Machnee says:

      Does dragging the boat actually count as “rowing”?
      I think they have disqualified themselves from a “row through the NW passage”

      • Mike says:

        Yes, apparently it’s now part of the Olympic rowing competition. Up to 2 rowers of the 4 man team can run along the banks towing the boat. The olympic truck towing team are said to be outraged by the cheekiness of it all.

      • Skiphil says:

        between rowers dragging the rowboat along the shore for 100km and the kayakers making use of wheels on land, these are a bunch of CHEATS!! Whatever they are doing (and I sure wouldn’t want to try it), it is not any open water row/paddle of the NW passage!!

        They should be publicly discredited now, while they can still get out of this mess with their lives. Anyone have good media contacts??

  9. kbray in California says:

    My money is on the expedition terminating in the hydrocarbon city of Paulatuk, also known as the “Place of Coal”. The whole team can pick up a bunch of stocking stuffers for Christmas for all their sponsors in the form of little sacks of “black rocks” that can be burned for warmth as required. Happy Holidays!

  10. Pathway says:

    They have clearly demonstrated that the climate changes. What fool ever thought that the earth and its atmosphere were static.

  11. Anthony Bremner says:

    This was posted after it was already revealed that the water had all drained away. Colbert does not seem to care about the pesky facts, just the agenda. It just talks about the lake at the North pole which of course it was nowhere near.
    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/428206/july-30-2013/smokin–pole—the-quest-for-arctic-riches–north-pole-lake

  12. Crashex says:

    It seems that our satellite keepers have lost track of some of the ice. The ice they are encountering is not included in any of the area or extent numbers that are commonly plotted and tracked. There’s a bit more ice than the scientists think.

  13. tony says:

    “That is why we dragged the boat along the shore for nearly 100k”
    If the whole point is to demonstrate that climate change made this journey possible, then isn’t dragging cheating? You’ve always been able to drag a boat across land.

  14. Steve says:

    Too much Cool- Aid……. Not enough common sense. These guys are just a bunch of explorer wanna be’s ………lose an anchor because not even one of the four was on lookout for ice…..stupid. Barely avoid catastrophe ( their words) and do the same thing again when ice almost crushed the boat on the beach……really stupid.. The whole expedtion is an embarrassment……the worst part is these knuckleheads are terrified of the conditions……paper tigers who are probably going to get themselves killed. They should understand they have utterly failed, and and set themselves up to be rescued in a manner that endangers no one else.

  15. Anthony Bremner says:

    The wheels have come in handy for the kayakers. GPS shows them avoiding the ice across land. http://www.revedeglace.ca/

    • Skiphil says:

      re: wheels for the kayak

      Well isn’t this just plain cheating??

      I thought the whole point was to demonstrate an ice-free NW passage, not to go on land to skirt around the tough spots….

  16. omnologos says:

    if you read between the lines the guys have been having arguments -“take stock”, “personalities”, “more patience”

    f they continue to, they’ll be dead soon, even if all the ice melted

    • Olaf Koenders says:

      Climate change causes cannibalism ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Naw, they’ll be just fine. We will add one more to the tally of AGW stunt people rescued from perilous ice conditions, and they have tactic #142 in the Global Warming Promoters playbook at their disposal, which is to delete all the web material about it and pretend the whole thing never happened.

  17. shocko says:

    I wonder if Vegas has some betting going on for these guys. Such as will they finish, live, die, cannibalism.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s