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May 07, 2009

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly

Heavy weather for the indoctrination of British students as 40 schools watched the eco-friendly Fleur* run into trouble on its 5000 mile renewable voyage to Greenland. Taking on water and with wind and solar generation ripped from the yatch by high winds, it seemed the tiny ship was lost...

Fortunately, salvation was at hand after three capsizes and the loss of their power. Unfortunately for the 40 schools following the Fleur’s progress on its green journey on the blue seas, salvation came from the oil tanker Overseas Yellowstone, hauling precisely the fuel that climate-change advocates dislike. The students in British schools got an unintended lesson on the readiness of wind and solar power to replace oil and coal, fortunately a lesson that didn’t cost any lives.

* A French word meaning "We speak French".

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 7, 2009 06:48 AM