Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Global Warming Zen Moment Of The Day

Honestly, when I read this, I thought I had stumbled upon a script for Saturday Night Live.

[[ A North Pole expedition meant to bring attention to global warming was called off after one of the explorers got frostbite. The explorers, Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, on Saturday called off what was intended to be a 530-mile trek across the Arctic Ocean after Arnesen suffered frostbite in three of her toes, and extreme cold temperatures drained the batteries in some of their electronic equipment.

"Ann said losing toes and going forward at all costs was never part of the journey," said Ann Atwood, who helped organize the expedition.

Good stuff, eh? Well, the best is yet to come. The article talks about some difficulties the intrepid duo met, and then this:

[[ Then there was the cold — quite a bit colder, Atwood said, then Bancroft and Arnesen had expected. One night they measured the temperature inside their tent at 58 degrees below zero, and outside temperatures were exceeding 100 below zero at times, Atwood said.

"My first reaction when they called to say there were calling it off was that they just sounded really, really cold," Atwood said.

But wait! Lest you think these devoted Goracle followers learned some kind of lesson here:

[[ Atwood said there was some irony that a trip to call attention to global warming was scuttled in part by extreme cold temperatures.

"They were experiencing temperatures that weren't expected with global warming," Atwood said. "But one of the things we see with global warming is unpredictability."

Can. Not. Parody. These. People.

I pretty much sucked all the good stuff out of it, but HERE is the link if you want to read the rest.



Blogger HECIII said...

you sucked the marrow out of that chicken bone.

14/3/07 20:24  

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