Monday, September 3, 2007

British sailor stopped cold: Not enough global warming

British yachtsman Adrian Flanagan wanted to sail solo from the Pacific Ocean across the Russian Arctic to Europe. He ran into an obstacle: Ice blocks British solo sailor.
The 46-year-old entered the eastern end of the treacherous sea route that stretches from Asia to Europe across northern Russia in late July.

He had hoped that his 11m reinforced yacht would be able to get all the way to Europe due to lighter ice conditions observed in recent years, thought to be a result of global warming.

But after making his way through the Chukchi, East Siberian and Laptev Seas, Flanagan has been forced to a halt by heavy ice at the most difficult point in the route, the Vilkitsky Strait.

Darn that lack of global warming.

1 comment:

Michelle Hudson said...

Now a day global warming controversy is very hype. NASA sciencetists completely work on global warming research. According the sciencetists after 30 year earth is completely effected by global warming.