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Gingersnap
04-21-2010, 09:50 PM
Another polar rescue must send chills down spines of alarmists

Andrew Bolt From: Herald Sun April 21, 2010 12:00AM

TOM Smitheringale wanted to prove the world was warming. Now he's another alarmist with frostbite.
The 40-year-old from Perth planned to be the first Australian to trek unassisted to the North Pole, but announced he'd raise some consciousness along the way.

As he wrote on his website: "Part of the reason Tom's One Man Epic is taking place now is because of the effect that global warming is having on the polar ice caps."

Indeed, he wanted to see the North Pole while it was still there: "Some scientists have even estimated that the polar ice cap will have entirely melted away by 2014!"

But Antarctica isn't melting away, and Arctic ice has slowly increased since its big low in 1997.

But no one seems to have told Tom, who soon found his extremities freezing.

Two weeks ago he nearly called off his trek after suffering excruciating pain in his fingers and thumbs, forcing him to call in emergency help.

And last week he had to be rescued by Canadian soldiers after falling through the ice sheet.

"(I) came very close to the grave," he said, on being flown out.

This is actually now the fourth year running that warming alarmists have had to be rescued from expeditions to prove the Arctic is warmer than it actually is. It's a metaphor.

Last year it was British eco-explorer Pen Hadow and his two-person team who had to be flown out mid-stunt, after battling brutal sub-zero weather conditions that gave the team's photographer frostbite.

The year before, eco-adventurer Lewis Gordon Pugh was similarly thwarted.

He'd planned to kayak 1200km to the North Pole to raise awareness of how global warming had allegedly melted the ice sheet so badly that scientists warned the North Pole that summer could be ice-free.

No such luck. Pugh had to pull out, still 1000km from the finish, when a great barrier of sea ice blocked his route.

The year before gave even more farcical entertainment.

"Explorers and educators" Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen said they were off on what reporters described as "a historic 75-day expedition to the North Pole and beyond to raise awareness of global warming's impact on the fragile Arctic".

It turned out that what was fragile was not the Arctic but the alarmists, who had to call off their big trip not long after it started, when Arnesen suffered frostbite in three of her toes, and extreme cold drained their batteries.

Explained a spokesman: "They were experiencing temperatures that weren't expected with global warming."

Herald Sun (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/another-polar-rescue-must-send/story-e6frfhqf-1225856131380)

Big Guy
04-21-2010, 09:58 PM
I wonder how big their carbon foot print was after they were rescued? :D

Articulate_Ape
04-21-2010, 09:59 PM
Global Dumbing is the real threat to our species.

Articulate_Ape
04-21-2010, 10:00 PM
I wonder how big their carbon foot print was after they were rescued? :D

Ha! Great question.

Big Guy
04-21-2010, 10:05 PM
Global Dumbing is the real threat to our species.

Or is it?................................Hmmmm:D

Gingersnap
04-21-2010, 10:15 PM
Anyone who ever read the fabulous short story 'The Marching Morons' by Cyril Kornbluth knows the real reason these greenies are trekking across the Arctic. They are attempting to subvert the Arctic base housing the intellectual elite who will shortly dupe them into a mass exodus of the planet with promises of tropical alien timeshares and easy interplanetary women. :D

lacarnut
04-22-2010, 04:34 AM
I wonder how big their carbon foot print was after they were rescued? :D

These Env. loons could always add to the food chain by becoming food for the polar bears. No more rescue missions.

nativityofthetheotokos
04-22-2010, 05:09 AM
Now, what can be wrong about rescuing a Polar Bear? I'm beginning to think a lot of you out there don't like animals. It was a good days' work (at least for the Polar Bear) and I am sure it brought good Karma to the people involved.

Give the little Polar Bears a break, won't you? St. Francis will be happy too and I'm sure he will give his blessing to all who are willing to accept it.

NJCardFan
04-22-2010, 06:44 AM
Indeed, he wanted to see the North Pole while it was still there:

I guess nobody told this moron that the actual Pole is magnetic and not something tangible that you can see. :rolleyes:

MrsSmith
04-22-2010, 07:50 AM
Now, what can be wrong about rescuing a Polar Bear? I'm beginning to think a lot of you out there don't like animals. It was a good days' work (at least for the Polar Bear) and I am sure it brought good Karma to the people involved.

Give the little Polar Bears a break, won't you? St. Francis will be happy too and I'm sure he will give his blessing to all who are willing to accept it.

Way to read the OP, Junior. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Sonnabend
04-22-2010, 08:56 AM
Beat ya to it, Ginge (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showthread.php?t=27574)

:D:D

I read Bolt every day.