View Full Version : Black day for green expedition.

Michael Birbeck
6th May 2009, 20:57
"An expedition team which set sail from Plymouth on a 5,000-mile carbon emission-free trip to Greenland have been rescued by an oil tanker..."

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8034... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8034027.stm)

Thank goodness for these men that their rescuers were not carbon nuetral.

tony draper
6th May 2009, 21:06
I think the word we are searching for is Schadenfroid,tee hee:E

6th May 2009, 21:28
I think the opposite of irony is wrinkly. :}

6th May 2009, 21:57
"All three are reportedly exhausted"

No CO2 I hope.

Wait, they aren't vegetables...

6th May 2009, 21:59
I'm sorry for laughing as these men had a harrowing experience. But this bit cracked me up.the wind generator and solar panels were ripped from the yacht. Is this Mother Nature making her point.:=? I feel bad for laughing. Really I do.:oh:

Michael Birbeck
6th May 2009, 22:42
the wind generator and solar panels were ripped from the yacht.

Corsair you said it. I know I shouldn't laugh but I do every time I read that sentence :)

6th May 2009, 23:24
Hubris perchance?:)

6th May 2009, 23:29
HA! That proves that there really is a God. :ok:

7th May 2009, 00:39
Yes, the common thread through all of these is a distinct lack of planning in the face of reality. :(

Says a lot about the idealised state of mind that these people seem to live in. :ugh::ugh:

7th May 2009, 00:42
When Aunty Beeb announced this on the radio, I had a really good laugh! http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv29/helixpteron/happy0009.gif

Howard Hughes
7th May 2009, 05:24
Thats a cracker of a story, wait till I show it to Mrs Hughes the professional greenie...:E

Standard Noise
7th May 2009, 09:28
That's cheered me up no end.

7th May 2009, 10:24
So, in amongst the resultant foreign objects floating about the oggin, there are some solar panels.

Not a very green venture eh?

Surely the likes of Chay Blyth did this years ago and Ellen McArthur more recently (and more successfully)

7th May 2009, 12:10
Are you some kind of masochist Howard?

7th May 2009, 12:13
Is every sailing journey not made using green means? Big deal that a few guys decided to go on a sailing and hiking trip :rolleyes:

"In one incident Mr Stoddart hit his head and the wind generator and solar panels were ripped from the yacht."

He must have a very hard head to rip all that off!