Bunch of idiots believed the politico-religious propaganda over the actual, scientific measurements.
Because the politico-religious claim that this summer would have an ice free arctic, dozens of people in boats (and one bunch on jet skis) tried to make the Northwest Passage.
Because of reality (arctic ice expanding by 60%, Pacific Ocean entering a 60 year cooling cycle, lower summer temperatures, etc,), these craft--expensive yachts and sailboats, jet skis--are trapped in the ice.
I hope it's not covered by their insurance. And I hope their insurance refuses their business from here on out because of their obvious and rampant stupidity.
And I wish to goodness that the money to rescue them this time hadn't been wasted.
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