Some timely global warming

The Good Fraters have some fun with the failed Bancroft Arnesen Explore expedition:

World-renowned polar explorers and educators, Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, today suspended their historic expedition to the North Pole seven days in, citing severe safety concerns due to a combination of damaged gear, frostbite and extreme cold….

“The goal of this expedition is to help you learn more about global warming; we realize that it is ironic that frostbite and the cold temperatures contributed to our return. But, please know that global warming is real, and with it can come extreme unpredictable changes in temperature. Evidence abounds within this region and in our few days here we already observed some of its evidence.”

Such as toes freezing but not actually falling off, apparently. It is a shame, of course, that global warming has cost Bancroft and Arnesen their opportunity to invent the dykesicle.

I will, however, give them credit for not memetic cleansing their bulletin board. A lot of left-wing blogs, and more than a few right-wing blogs, would do well to take a lesson from them in this regard.