Tom Smitheringale was a man with a mission:
The 40-year-old from Perth planned to be the first Australian to trek unassisted to the North Pole, but announced he’d raise some consciousness along the way.
As he wrote on his website: “Part of the reason Tom’s One Man Epic is taking place now is because of the effect that global warming is having on the polar ice caps.”
His trek was going along nicely… until:
But Antarctica isn’t melting away, and Arctic ice has slowly increased since its big low in 1997. But no one seems to have told Tom, who soon found his extremities freezing.
Two weeks ago he nearly called off his trek after suffering excruciating pain in his fingers and thumbs, forcing him to call in emergency help.
And last week he had to be rescued by Canadian soldiers after falling through the ice sheet.
“(I) came very close to the grave,” he said, on being flown out.
This is actually now the fourth year running that warming alarmists have had to be rescued from expeditions to prove the Arctic is warmer than it actually is. It’s a metaphor.
It’s bad enough that they’re after our wallets to perpetuate this fraud, but the Gorebot hoaxers are now risking the lives of rescuers for no reason whatsoever. If these idiots want to be victimized by believing their own lies, let ‘em do it.
By the way, what was the carbon footprint of Smitheringale’s rescue? He needs to buy some serious carbon credits.
(h/t Gateway Pundit)