Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Global warming irony

Okay, this has zero relevance to the global-warming debate, but it's still pretty funny -- if you overlook the actual medical consequences of frostbite.

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.

Meanwhile, here in Minneapolis it hit 66 degrees today -- a record high for the date.

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Blogger Not Your Mama said...

Record breaking heat down south here. Air conditioners/swamp coolers are already running in most homes.

Earlier and hotter than last years record breaking early heat. Which was earlier than the years' before....

As an avid gardener I keep track of first/last frost dates. Ours has changed from what used to be end of Oct/end of April to being consistently end of Nov/mid-March.

3/14/2007 5:01 PM  

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