Ed Driscoll


If you attempt your Al Gore-style Assault On Reason via the high seas, don’t be surprised if the high seas push back. Andrew Stuttaford writes, “I’m not laughing; I’m really not”:

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. . . .

Raoul Surcouf, Richard Spink and skipper Ben Stoddart sent a mayday because they feared for their safety amid winds of 68mph (109km/h)…In one incident Mr Stoddart hit his head and the wind generator and solar panels were ripped from the yacht.

Big Oil — you never know when you just might need it.