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.) This exciting adventure opportunity attracted a variety of yachts, sailboats, rowboats, and kayaks owners to try sailing the fabled Northwest Passage.
As a former sailboat owner I can understand their excitement, but my heart aches for the agonies they now face. 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......Read more:
My Take - This is a example of what happens when people actually believe the speculations and postulations of the green movement and act accordingly. Disaster! And this certainly is a disaster for those people stranded in the ice. Now let’s think about this. If this is what happens on such a small scale, what would happen on a large scale if the world adopted their policies based on these same speculations and postulations? One thing we need to get right in our heads. They pay no penalty for being wrong. It’s always others that end up paying the penalties.