Testing Winter Gear & Global Warming
Its been a good year planning, preparing and testing gear in and around Fairbanks, Alaska. But what are we doing to the planet?
The snow fall has been extremely low with percentages across Alaska ranging between 10% and 35% or the normal snow fall. Even the temperatures has been high up until this week. For the first time this winter I saw temperatures falling below -22°F (-30°C) on my thermometer.
I’ve been talking about the weird temperatures and weather patterns over the last two years. I’ve traveled over 40 000km in the last three years and there are not many countries that don’t feel the effect of this massive problem we face. Yet again, I see what we are doing to the earth as I spend time on the edge of the Arctic Circle this year.
It’s sad to see people and governments turning their backs toward this massive problem… They are just being plain ignorant. Every year people say its only this year and then it happens again the next. And we say we are smart?
I’m heading down south (to Chile) in 12 days to start the crossing of the 5th continent of my adventure, Around 7 Continents. I can’t wait to get down to Patagonia and share the affects global warming has in one of the most beautiful areas of the world.