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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Plucky Brits in line for awards

Let's hope it doesn't come to this, but it appears the only thing between the intrepid British scientists in the Arctic and the Darwin Awards right now are the fatalities.

Those on this expedition to monitor declining amounts of ice are in difficulty because there is so much ice that they are required to travel a huge distance.

To top it all off, it turns out that much of the data they are looking for is already freely available - and recent data shows the ice is thickening. More from Watts Up With That.

A summary of the trip so far.

By day 18 they have travelled 25 kilometres or 1.4 kilometres per day and have 975 kilometres to go. The ice they are on is drifting away from their intended destination. Although they have not quantified this, it is possible they have made next to no progress at all.

To make the 1000 kilometre journey, over the next 82 days they must begin to travel approximately 12 kilometres per day, instead of the current, 1.4 km per day.


Anonymous said...

This is nothing more, than attention seeking self serving wankers, having an excursion on the public's expense.
(which may go wrong)
All this data is available from satellites and aerial surveys.


Boy on a bike said...

I would prefer that they stick at it until they reach their goal. At 1.4km per day, it will only take them 696 days. Give them a few days off for Christmas and Easter, that means they will be out of our hair for 2 years. 4 years, if they have to walk back.