The Press has given us 20 years of "hottest year EVAH" stories which, while not convincing governments to tank their economies via a huge carbon tax seemingly has convinced a lot of people that the world is, well, hotter than it's ever been. The wages of listening to scientists these days is sometimes high indeed:
Ice crushes sailboat trying to navigate the Northwest Passage; two people had to be rescued by the Canadian Coast Guard. (article in German, but Google Translate will give you the gist)
The Northwest Passage is the sea route across the top of North America. People have tried for centuries to find a reliable way to sail there because it would vastly shorten the distance a ship must go between Europe and east Asia. Henry Hudson (of Hudson's Bay fame) died in 1611 looking for the Passage, as did the entire crew of the two ship Franklin expedition in the 1840s. It took until 1906 for Roald Amundsen to successfully navigate it, and remember that he was the first man to get to the South Pole and return alive.
So even with all of these "hottest years EVAH" this latest ship was crushed by the ice and sank, in the middle of summer.
Ya know, if all this Global Warming science were as settled as everyone tells me, you'd think you'd see evidence falling off the trees supporting warming. Strange how I keep seeing all sorts of evidence that nothing is really changing much.
Interestingly, they went down in the ice a day's sail past Baffin Island. Schooner Fare did a song about a whaler locked up in the ice off Baffin Island, back in the day. Libertyman for sure will recognize this.