Pen Hadow’s (Ship of Fools IV) Hurrying South


Strange goings on onboard Pen Hadow’s little expedition.

You may recall what he said when he announced on Aug 30th they were turning back south:

A meeting of the four skippers was held led by Erik de Jong, with Pen Hadow present, and it was agreed further northward progress would increase considerably the risks to the expedition, with very limited scientific reward. The decision to head south, back to an area of less concentrated sea ice in the vicinity of 79 degrees 30 minutes North, was made at 18.30 (Alaskan time).

But since they turned around, they have been traveling at a rate of knots well south of their intended stopping point, and are now at 78 degrees 05 minutes and still running at 5 knots.

Throughout the expedition, Hadow has stressed that the scientific aspects of the trip were just as important as the aim of reaching the North Pole and that the researchers wanted to carry out their work as far north as possible and be given as much time as they could.

So why have not they stopped at 79N, as intended, to allow the scientists to resume their work?

Could it be that ice conditions are much worse there than we have been led to believe?

Intriguingly, there has been no more news on their blog since Wednesday’s announcement, and nothing has appeared on Facebook either. In particular, no photos or film have been published.

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    When it comes to climatology, science is whatever the activists say it is. In this case a ship of fools with sailing yachts of all things, go bobbing around in the Arctic Ocean claiming that their “research” is critical to save the planet.

    These guys have no scientific standards to which they are held; only a bunch of random “experiments” designed in advance to prove whatever the current political agenda demands. Again, hard sciences such as medicine and structural physics could never be operated in such a way because it would simply be dangerous, not to mention wasteful. On the other hand, Biff and the other swell chaps on these yachts only need to produce a steady stream of speculated, exaggerated, or fabricated scientific-looking nonsense to feed to a willing and unquestioning media.

    Good gig if you can get it.

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    Spurwing Plover


    Liberals are always doing some crazy stunt over some silly campaign of theirs like luanching little paper boats with candles on them or gathering on some mountians to bring World Peace running around naked in the name of Animal Rights(These people are crazy)then some wacko was going to walk all over america over Global Warming and ended getting killed in traffic and then that nutcase sailing around on the Iceberg(Whats Become of him?)or climbing up trees and living in one for Two Years like that Julia(Butterfly)Hill did in her tree she called Luna(Lunatics like herself and her friends)and then camping out on Standing Rock to protests a pipeline and leaving behind a big big mess

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