Skip to comments.One Man's Plan to Live on an Iceberg Until It Melts
Posted on 01/25/2014 4:51:17 PM PST by Libloather
In the spring of 2015, Alex Bellini will fly to Greenland, jump on an iceberg, and live there until it melts.
As the chunk of ice floats southward to its thawing doom, he'll witness his new home get smaller and smaller until it is no more and he finds himself adrift in the ocean. He hopes to raise awareness of climate change and global warming, and to draw parallels between his mission and the broader human condition. The main challenge, however, will be finding ways to kill time; he'll be there for up to 12 months, the limit he's set on the task. It sounds tough, but Bellini's got a pretty solid track record when it comes to weird endurance stunts.
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You need to define job. In my opinion, a job is something you can make a living from. I make a living as an adventurer, since there are some sponsors that invest money in my adventures. Many firms fund me because they want me as a brand ambassador who conveys their corporate values in a clear way.
Because it's a totally new thing for the ocean to grow warmer as one progresses southward from the Arctic.
whats he guano doo cuz fecal matter will enhance melting
Um—icebergs have always floated towards the equator and melted along the way. This in no way demonstrates “global warming.” Icebergs were probably even doing this during the great ice ages.
He needs a companion for the trip. Maybe send a polar bear with him........ or worse, send algore.
Icebergs like to roll over with no warning ,D’oh
It has always been a puzzle to me that animals that are so large, strong, and vicious can appear so cuddly and adorable.
Why do bears have to be so cute?
Oh, he will probably make enough to retire on selling
his books to global warming folks.
After he pays back whoever rescues his sorry butt.
Maybe it would be fun with Sandra Fluke!
Great point, Mom.
Silly econazi! *snort* Doesn’t he know that by spring 2015 there won’t BE any icebergs?
Waiting for him to get stuck like that Antarctic vessel and their global warming expedition. See ya in 30 years!
Send a polar bear and Al Gore.The bear will need some rolaids after finishing Gore-too greasy.
Another enviro-idiot that needs to get a real job.
Gotta be the dumbtruck of the new year.
Hope he takes along a whole iceberg full of fellow leftist sympathizers with him along for the “cool’ party ride.
Ha, ha, ha, until it melts? No, until he tires of waiting for it to melt and he abandons ship in 12 months. It could continue drifting around out there for years and this joker wouldn’t tell us about it.
Once he hits the water he’ll freeze in no time.
Speaking of freezing... presumably he’ll have a shelter and be cooking his food, both of which will melt the iceberg.
It is just in our nature... Right Boo-Boo?
Yeah, Yogi, especially when there are delicious hikers in the area like that bunch over there-- Let's go eat 'em while they think we are cute and fizzy!
I was just thinking the same exact thing... flip this house... literally.
Since then, Bellini has turned his efforts to a string of bold challenges. In 2005, he set out to traverse the Atlantic Ocean in a seven-metre-long rowing boat; in 2008, he doubled-down and rowed across the Pacific (though he had to have some help right at the very end); in 2011, he pulled a Gump and ran from LA to New York in 70 days.
The guy is a barking moonbat, but you got to admire him for the things he has done
LA to NY in 70 days is running 40 + miles a day...
that looks like fun...iceberg flips over
He he he he! :)
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It would be too bad if he slid into the ocean, never to be seen again.
Dunno. Used to live cheek-by-jowl with Black Bears in extremely northern California, up on the Smith River. They'd get into our garbage cans like dogs would. You'd hear a big, metallic ruckus outside, go out with a flashlight and a rifle on your shoulder and see a big fuzzy brown fanny sticking out of the overturned can. I'd yell at them to go away and they would, taking their time. I'd have to go clean the mess up in the morning. Later- I had to live even closer to them. Beyond the foregoing, they didn't give me a bad time and I didn't light them up. They were kind of annoying at times, but I liked being around them at the same time.
And good to eat.
Maybe he's a good fisherman, or can harpoon a passing seal or whale.
What happens when the iceberg rolls?
This is idiocy. Icebergs tend to turn over as they melt and change shape. He may find himself dumped, without warning;
and/or under the berg.
I hope he brings a boat — NOT.
“Maybe he’s a good fisherman, or can harpoon a passing seal or whale.
PETA will not be happy.
Alex Bellini: When I decided to become an adventurer, I was simply trying to satisfy my inner urge for movement. By moving around, I have realized that its not what I do that matters, but what I feel while Im doing it. And, while I am moving, I come up with much more creative thoughtsnot by chance, great thinkers achieve their maximum lucidity when theyre moving. The best answers Ive found in my life, Ive found them while I was moving, not by googling them.
Wow, Alex considers himself one of the great thinkers . . . who knew?
Way before the ice melts, some 0 dark 30 while he is snug in his mummy bag, that iceberg will turn over, doubtful if he will survive (even in his pod). Congratulations to the future Darwin Award winner.
It makes their prey feel better.
I just visted ales’z website
developing a team....figures in most of his game plans...except for this one I guess...
He says the team is of paramount importance..and now is going to do this stunt solo? oh well.
Munchin on a skinny seal is good for your health.
After it melts, he can sell it to Algore for him to live on until it freezes again.
HAHAHAHA, what a WONDERFUL pic!
Something tells me he wont be there for the entire year. This may be like the 64 y/o woman who repeatedly tried to swim through jellyfish infested waters for a distance record until she finally made it. She made it with a support crew following her every move, ready to bail her out, or ressecitate if need be.
Those big icebergs are known to suddenly split or dissolve like cotton candy if the wind is strong enough. Bellini may have a crew with him too. That is a very expensive hobby. My guess is the people investing money for this are also providing a support team. They may have plans get their money back by selling this documentary later.
Where do we send nominations of people’s names we’d like to see get these iceberg jobs?
How is this guy going to sequester his CO2?
The only thing he will make me aware of is that he is a dumbass..........
He will have an exciting life moving his gear and staying on the top of the berg when it flips over as they all do with regularity.
Warmer water eats away at the bottom until they become top heavy, turn turtle, and the lighter, underwater, bottom side flips to become the top side.
It’s a rapid change so he will have to stay on his toes.
> Once he hits the water hell freeze in no time.
Speaking of freezing... presumably hell have a shelter and be cooking his food, both of which will melt the iceberg.
I predict he will coe up missing neverto be heard from again. Lefties claim to be bright but sure are dimwits when it comes to thinking things through to their final conclusion.