sábado, 4 de fevereiro de 2012

Living on thin ice

Living on thin ice was Al Gore's motto for his ongoing trip to Antarctica. This guy, who happens to have a Nobel prize, and believes that the temperature of the Earth is “several million degrees” at “2 kilometers or so down”, might have thought that it had surfaced somewhere, and that Antarctica was one of the last places where he could find a leak. So he's down under trying to find that missing heat...

Some days ago I started a list of who has joined Gore's party. It can be found at the bottom of this post, with the appropriate links. If you know anyone who is on the cruise and not included in the list, please let me know. It has paid off, as it is now simple to track what is happening to the Gore mission. The first symptom is that the Climate Reality posts are not even talking about the voyage, so inconvenient it is... It is talking about the heat in America, where he could have experienced higher temperatures in Winter, than the Summer in Antarctica. But you know Mother Nature: everywhere Al Gore goes, the Gore effect kicks in! Even the NOAA scientists onboard agree, with days "mostly spent in thick driving snow" while observing "humpback whales (...) victims of an apparent krill overdose".

So following the links from Gore's friends do reveal some wonderful icy pictures. Check them out below, to find out how Gore, and friends, are trying to find the missing heat! View more original pictures, following the links below the pictures: