As many of you know, a British adventurer, global warming advocate, etc., Lewis Gordon Pugh went swimming at the North Pole to bring to the worlds attention the open water at the pole. Sadly, for him, open water at the pole is called summer. It will freeze harder than a brick in a few months. A little pictorial evidence, (note the date):
CAPT Alfred S. McLaren, USN (Ret.), said, "On the 25th of August 1960, the nuclear attack submarine, USS Seadragon (SSN-584) surfaced in an open lake of water or "polynya" very near the North Pole. We were the fourth submarine in history to have reached the top of the world!"
So Puge swan at the north pole, does it prove anything, other than he is really desperate to get into the news? Is this a sign of global warming? Well, considering that the water was -1.8 degrees C and the air temperature was below freezing, I think you would be hard pressed to prove that point. Water at the North Pole, and in the Arctic in general, is called summer. Remember, the Inuit invented the kayak, a particularly useless tool for snow travel.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Posted by John Nicklin on Thursday, July 19, 2007