Why are believers in global warming so incompetent when it comes to Arctic exploration?
Last week Tom Smitheringale became the latest global warming alarmist to need rescuing from his own foolishness. His attempt to reach the North pole was, of course, to ‘bring attention’ to the issue of climate change.
There is quite the list of other warmists unable to cope with the Arctic in recent years:
In 2009 Pen Hadow and his team had to be rescued from their global warming stunt:
Project director and ice team leader Pen Hadow and his colleagues Martin Hartley and Ann Daniels are now down to half rations and fighting to survive in brutal sub-zero weather conditions.
August 30, 2008, from the BBC: Lewis Pugh plans to kayak 1200km (745 miles) to the North Pole to raise awareness of how global warming has melted the ice sheet . . . This year, for the first time, scientists predict that the North Pole could briefly be ice-free and that has inspired Mr Pugh . . .
September 6, 2008, from Reuters: Pugh’s kayak trip ended at 81 degrees north, about 1000km from the Pole. (A) barrier of sea ice . . . eventually blocked his route north . . .
And the year before that, Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen paid the price for thinking the Arctic was warmer than it actually is
Compare those incompetent warmists with the British couple that walked to the arctic unsupported to raise funds for injured war veterans. No eco-ego trip and no rescue required.
Or the ex-Royal Marine that flew his 9-year old to meet him at the Pole after successfully guiding a group of Chinese business-people to the top of the planet. No eco-ego trip and no rescue required.
So why do warmists always need rescuing?
Could it be that successful trips over the Arctic are so commonplace that ‘dramatic’ rescues are the only way to get the into headlines?