Monday, July 16, 2007

Climate Change Wanker of the Day

Lewis Gordon Pugh has swum 1km at the North Pole. Story here.

He says:
"The water was absolutely black. It was like jumping into a dark black hole. It was frightening... The pain was immediate and felt like my body was on fire. I was in excruciating pain from beginning to end and I nearly quit on a few occasions."

Demonstrates what I have always thought—if you jump into fucking freezing cold water it will hurt. Crazy stuff, eh?

But no doubt there will be a sound reason for Pugh's insane swim... Over to you, Lewis—
"...(it is) a tragedy that it's possible to swim at the North Pole... I hope my swim will inspire world leaders to take climate change seriously."

Of course, Pugh—that makes perfect sense. World leaders will look at your swim and go "hey, let's completely change decades of environmental policy because some tit has taken a cold bath."

Or maybe, just maybe, they will take you as the total cunt you undeniably are and ignore you...


Lord Straf-Bilderberg said...

The quality of debate has sunk to the point where the sceptic-ostriches are seizing on any wanker who admits there's climate change when there bleedin' well is, of course and then vilifying the person but leaving the phenomenon untouched and uncontradicted.

Those without their heads in the sand are too busy being angry with governments and shocked at the situation to bother seeking out sceptics to vilify.

There's no need.

Neal Asher said...

At least this one hasn't required helicopter rescue. What was the last one, oh yeah, using only manpower to travel from pole-to-pole to 'assess the impact of global warming'. And what did the good old BBC neglect to mention? That the main sponsor of the pair doing this was Land Rover 4x4. Mentioning 'global warming' or 'climate change' is better than saying 'middle class tosser wants extended adventure holiday'.

Roger Thornhill said...

Has the numbnut (literaly in this case) calculated his carbon footprint for this escapade?

lord helpus-billdetaxtous - sceptics are on about anthropogenic nature of all this, the blatant move to TAX and COTNROL or even worse drag us back to the STONE AGE, NOT that climate change is occurring.

Climate Change has always happened.

Further, seeing as "change" is what New Labour keep doing, as opposed to "improve", people are reflexively associating "change" with "bad". Climate Change might improve things - there is NO implication in the term to suggest a negative outcome, yet you sheeple bleat as if change = bad.

LFB_UK *The Legend* said...

Isn't the bloke who swam in the arctic, the one who stated that by meditation he could raise his body temp by 1 degree, which enabled him to swim and survive in such cold waters?

Had DK for instance (being a skinny twat)jumped in, would he have been dead 4-5 mins later, thereby proving the waters still fucking freezing, and only an absolute twat of the 1st order would be stupid enough to try!

The Remittance Man said...

Patches of open water near the Pole are a natural feature of the Arctic icescape. They are called "polynyas".

"On the 25th of August 1960, the nuclear attack submarine, USS Seadragon (SSN-584) surfaced in an open lake of water or "polynya" very near the North Pole."

Proof that it was possible to demonstrate one's twatitude way before an imminent ice age (let alone global warming) was the biggest scare story in town.

Thanks to The Englishman for the quote.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Ah yes, RM, but that just proves that global warming had already started in 1960!

I love this game! Whatever anybody says or observes you can twist it all round to "prove" that there is global warming.

Cold summer in Blighty this year? That'll be caused by global warming then.

Hurricane Katrine in 2005? Global warming to blame.

No bad hurricanes in 2006? Er ... that'll have been caused by global warming as well. It's obvious isn't it?

Best of all - massacres in Darfur are caused by global warming, allegedly, so that proves it.

JuliaM said...

Well, if 'documentaries' by such eminent scientists as Albert Gore Jr don't work, get 'em young:

A heartwarming tale of how mummy & daddy's SUV is killing polar bears, narrated by that well-known director of biological science, Queen Latifah!

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...