Oh giggle, oh snort, oh guffaw, oh BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
The naïve advice of ardent activists can kill. Last spring, Paul Beckwith of Sierra Club Canada predicted that the Arctic seas would be ice-free ice this summer. (So did Britain’s BBC network)
And ManBearPig and just about every other Moonbat ignoramus on the planet buying into the Glowbull Wormening Scam.
This exciting adventure opportunity attracted a variety of yachts, sailboats, rowboats, and kayaks owners to try sailing the fabled Northwest Passage.
“Fabled” is right. In the exact same sense as the “fabled unicorn”, the “fabled fountain of youth” and the “fabled honest politician.”
As in: Doesn’t bloody well exist!
But who can argue with such scientific luminaries like Seminary Dropout Al Gore and gaggles of idiots like the Sierra Club?
As a former sailboat owner I can understand their excitement, but my heart aches for the agonies they now face.
Ours don’t. Stupidity isn’t free, it comes with a price, and when it’s stupidity in the face of mountains of facts to the contrary stubbornly ignored by the stupid morons finding themselves stuck with the tab, our heart doesn’t ache in the slightest way. Nope. It’s called natural selection. Every once in a while a species has to weed out its dummies in order to preserve itself.
The Arctic sea ice suddenly expanded 60 percent this fall, after the coldest summer in the modern Alaska temperature record. The passage is now impassable. More than a dozen of the boats are trapped, apparently even including a group of tiny American jet-ski “personal watercraft” that were attempting to cross from the east coast of Russia to the North Atlantic. Arctic observers are now warning that even Canadian icebreakers might not be able to rescue them.
Seriously? Our heart is supposed to ache over a bunch of terminal morons trying to bloody JET-SKI through the fabled Northwest Passage, a feat that has been met with failure and, yes, death numerous times in the past in spite of the best efforts of actual professionals with the best equipment they could procure?
Don’t despair, though. We’re sure burning their approximately 3,000,000 copies of Earth in the Balance ought to keep them warm for a while at least.
Helicopter rescues on Arctic ice are incredibly expensive, involving hundreds of miles of flying by copters and crews expensively maintained in that icy and sparsely populated region. Additionally, all the lovely boats become write-offs.
OK. We have to admit: Our heart DOES ache for the boats. It is hardly their fault that their owners were born with brains small enough that they’d rattle around in the skull of a mosquito.
The boaters ignored major warning signs. The planet has not warmed appreciably in at least 15 years. NASA told us in 2007 that thePacific Ocean had shifted into the cool phase of its 60-year cycle and that fact predicted cooler winters until 2030.
Of course they ignored those warning “signs” of no warmening for the past 15 years. What do you mean? Their high priest and prophet of the warmening, ManBearPig himself, assured them that they’d be able to surf, tan and drink pina coladas on the north shores of Canada this summer. Who are they to doubt the single most brilliant seminary dropout to ever grace the planet with his divine presence???
Most concerning of all is that the costs of an Arctic sailing mistake are horrendous. Wonderfully preserved hulks of sunken explorers’ ships litter the sea-bottom around the Northwest Passage.
And now they’ll have the hulks of some very expensive jet-skis added to them. Wonderfully preserved too! Why, it will be a treasure trove. An underwater monument to stupidity.
It’s just a pity that we’ll have to dig through so much damned ice to see it.