Global Warming Trek Cancelled Due To Snow

Extreme weather conditions forced two U.S. explorers to abandon what would have been the first summertime crossing of the Arctic Ocean, environmental group Greenpeace said on Friday. A spokeswoman for Greenpeace said Eric Larsen and Lonnie Dupre were tired but in good condition after 23 days of their voyage. The two Minnesota men were evacuated by a civilian helicopter on Friday. They were attempting the 1,250-mile (2,000 km) journey by canoe and skis from Cape Arctichesky in Siberia across the North Pole to Ellesmere Island in Canada. A statement from Greenpeace said the pair encountered unusual heavy snow and ice conditions, as well as some aggressive polar bears.

Dupre and Larsen were attempting the crossing to call attention to global warming.

Via I Am (Also) Canadian

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Comments

  1. Jufray says:

    “Hungry” polar bears ,
    would have been better.

  2. Maggie says:

    Any time Gore gives a speech on Global Warming the weather turns bitter cold someplace on the face of the earth!

  3. Steve says:

    “Global Warming Trek Cancelled Due To Snow”
    I’m sick and tired of enviro-fascists. Sounds like those two got a heaping cup of karma.

  4. Michael Wylie says:

    I think they said the cold weather was down to the world getting hotter