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L’humour de Dieu

Posté le Mardi 13 mars 2007 par lagrette

L’expédition d’Ann Bancroft et Liv Arnesen à travers l’Ocean Arctique, qui devait servir à illustrer les dommages causés par le réchauffement planètaire a été annulée pour cause de grand froid : Une des exploratrices a été victime d’orteils gelés, et les piles de leur équipement ne se rechargeaient pas du aux temperatures anormalament basses…

MINNEAPOLIS – A North Pole expedition meant to bring attention to global warming was called off after one of the explorers got frostbite.

The explorers, Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, on Saturday called off what was intended to be a 530-mile trek across the Arctic Ocean after Arnesen suffered frostbite in three of her toes, and extreme cold temperatures drained the batteries in some of their electronic equipment.

« Ann said losing toes and going forward at all costs was never part of the journey, » said Ann Atwood, who helped organize the expedition…

The explorers had planned to call in regular updates to school groups by satellite phone, and had planned online posts with photographic evidence of global warming. In contrast to Bancroft’s 1986 trek across the Arctic with fellow Minnesota explorer Will Steger, this time she and Arnesen were prepared to don body suits and swim through areas where polar ice has melted.

Atwood said there was some irony that a trip to call attention to global warming was scuttled in part by extreme cold temperatures.

« They were experiencing temperatures that weren’t expected with global warming, » Atwood said. « But one of the things we see with global warming is unpredictability. »

lagrette @ 08:42
Catégorie(s): Réchauffement et science


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