El colmo del ridículo (Drowning in Your Own Tiny Carbon Footprint):
Raoul Surcouf, 40, a landscape gardener from Jersey, and Richard Spink, 32, a physiotherapist from Bristol, shunned the polluting aircraft normally used to reach Greenland’s polar ice cap and set sail in Fleur, a 40ft yacht fitted with solar panels and a wind turbine…
Schools were poised to follow their green expedition online; once the duo had skied across the Arctic wastes they had hoped to boast of the first carbon-neutral crossing of Greenland.
Unfortunately, nature didn’t read the bible these folks wrote. Or maybe it didn’t care. Nature is famous for its indifference to human beliefs:
On Friday, nature, displaying a heavy irony, intervened. After a battering by hurricane force winds, the crew of the Carbon Neutral Expeditions craft had to be rescued 400 miles off Ireland.
As if their ordeal wasn’t terrifying enough, their saviour seemed chosen to rub salt in their wounds: a 113,000-ton tanker, Overseas Yellowstone, carrying 680,000 barrels of crude. In a statement from the tanker, Spink said: «We experienced some of the harshest conditions known, with winds gusting hurricane force 12 … The decision was made that the risk to our personal safety was too great to continue.»
Mucho más ridículo que ponerse las plumas para usar Internet, por si le consuela a alguno.