11 May 2009

Natural Irony.

Two earthy-crunchy, save-the-planet activists attempt a "carbon-neutral" expedition to Greenland. But something went a bit wrong:
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.

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.
They were rescued by a passing ship, the Overseas Yellowstone. And here's the real irony part: the Overseas Yellowstone is a 133,000-tonne supertanker, carrying 680,000 barrels of crude oil.

I don't care who you are, that's funny.

Hattip: Gateway Pundit.

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