20 March 2008

Has Anyone Seen Canada? Never Mind, I'll Just Hang Out on the Water On this Solar Boat

When searching for Canada this spring, one should probably have a high-volume snow blower at hand. Snow records have been broken for many Canadian cities, and Canada is not finished with snow this spring, by any means. In fact, you might say that Canadians have gone a bit crazy over all the snow they have had to deal with Meanwhile, global sea ice on both northern and southern polar areas have grown impressively over the past year's ice extent.

Global warming catastrophe is looking less likely by the day. In fact, climate scientists are rather reluctantly and ruefully coming to terms with the knowledge that the oceans do not seem to be following the warming script given them by Al Gore and the IPCC. Ocean heat has gone missing, which throws a spanner wrench into the entire CAGW works. Even worse, scientists do not quite understand what is going on with the sun.But enough about global warming! For now, I'd rather lean back, pop the top of a cold bottle of island brew, and enjoy the warm tropical waters from the deck of my hybrid solar / pedal powered boat.
When you are on such a holiday, you want peace and quiet with some private space. My favorite hang out is the isolated coastline near my hometown which is nothing more than a small village of Fishermen. I have the best time while going in one of their wooden boats that is powered by nothing but their muscle and the sea.

The big and loud boats are more of a disturbance than help. Now here is an answer to some of those noise woes that we constantly face. French designer Jonathan Mahieddine has designed the Solar and Human Powered Concept Boat, which works both by pedaling and by the solar power offered by its panels. The designer has already developed defined concept boats and this new concept is nothing short of being the simplest green solution on the blue waves.___Source

So maybe I'll just relax a while and let them dig Canada out from under all that inconvenient snow, before I take my yearly trip north.

H/T Icecap

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Blogger Snake Oil Baron said...

We would be willing to send you some of this ice and snow to keep your beer cold.

Thursday, 20 March, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

Very kind, Baron, but I have already paid my dues of snow blowing and shoveling many times over.

Of all the slow-witted true believers in CAGW, I wonder how many would trade the snow corridors for a nice balmy tropical lagoon?

Friday, 21 March, 2008  
Blogger Jumanji said...

Amazing Solar Boat...!

Look at this one: http://jumanjisolar.blogspot.com/2008/01/skysails.html

Sunday, 23 March, 2008  

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