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“We have less than five weeks before the ice begins to set in for the winter.”
“We had three objectives for this expedition: to make it to Pond Inlet and complete the voyage as intended; to draw attention to the topic of climate change (global warming) and to carry out scientific data collection for the Canadian Department of Ocean and Fisheries; and to document this trip and share the experience with those who are interested.”
Thanks to Robert van deLeur for these links
To draw attention to “just how rapidly global warming is changing the Arctic,” Kevin Vallely and his 3-man crew are attempting “the first human-powered traverse of the Northwest Passage in a single season,” says this article on Outside.
Launching on July 5, “the four men will spend the next 70-80 days rowing a 25-foot fiberglass boat, the Arctic Joule, 1,800 miles east from Inuvik to Pond Inlet.”
Western Arctic Sea Ice Coverage Third Highest On Record
“I wonder why no one bothered to tell the rowers about this before they left Vancouver?” asks Steven Goddard website.
View graph showing Arctic Sea Ice Extent
“Strange that they are disappointed that they can’t prove global warming,” says Robert.
I receive no funding from any company, corporation, or organization. Thanks, Robert
Good news!A publisher in Italy has now translated Not by Fire but by Ice into Italian.