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One Man's Plan to Live on an Iceberg Until It Melts
Motherboard ^ | 1/23/14 | Gian Volpicelli

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; iceberg; idiot
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Could you explain how you made being an adventurer your job?

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.


1 posted on 01/25/2014 4:51:18 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
He hopes to raise awareness of climate change and global warming ...

Because it's a totally new thing for the ocean to grow warmer as one progresses southward from the Arctic.

2 posted on 01/25/2014 4:55:12 PM PST by Tax-chick (Embracing my inner evil robot.)
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To: Libloather

whats he guano doo cuz fecal matter will enhance melting


3 posted on 01/25/2014 4:55:35 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Libloather

4 posted on 01/25/2014 4:55:42 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Libloather

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.


5 posted on 01/25/2014 4:55:42 PM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Tax-chick

He needs a companion for the trip. Maybe send a polar bear with him........ or worse, send algore.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 4:57:27 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Libloather

Icebergs like to roll over with no warning ,D’oh


7 posted on 01/25/2014 4:57:33 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Slyfox

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?


8 posted on 01/25/2014 4:57:34 PM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Libloather

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.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 4:57:42 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: umgud

Maybe it would be fun with Sandra Fluke!


10 posted on 01/25/2014 4:58:01 PM PST by Tax-chick (Embracing my inner evil robot.)
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To: exDemMom

Great point, Mom.


11 posted on 01/25/2014 4:58:35 PM PST by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: Libloather

Silly econazi! *snort* Doesn’t he know that by spring 2015 there won’t BE any icebergs?


12 posted on 01/25/2014 4:58:39 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Libloather

Waiting for him to get stuck like that Antarctic vessel and their global warming expedition. See ya in 30 years!


13 posted on 01/25/2014 5:00:10 PM PST by jughandle
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To: umgud

Send a polar bear and Al Gore.The bear will need some rolaids after finishing Gore-too greasy.


14 posted on 01/25/2014 5:00:34 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Libloather

Another enviro-idiot that needs to get a real job.


15 posted on 01/25/2014 5:01:07 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Libloather

Gotta be the dumbtruck of the new year.


16 posted on 01/25/2014 5:03:27 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Libloather

Hope he takes along a whole iceberg full of fellow leftist sympathizers with him along for the “cool’ party ride.


17 posted on 01/25/2014 5:04:24 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Libloather

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.


18 posted on 01/25/2014 5:05:50 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: molson209

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.


19 posted on 01/25/2014 5:05:55 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Libloather

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh271FAVZ0o


20 posted on 01/25/2014 5:05:58 PM PST by rawhide
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To: exDemMom; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Why do bears have to be so cute?

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!

21 posted on 01/25/2014 5:05:59 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: molson209

I was just thinking the same exact thing... flip this house... literally.


22 posted on 01/25/2014 5:06:57 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Bender2

23 posted on 01/25/2014 5:07:00 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: Libloather
he left for Morocco to run the Marathon des Sables, a 254km race on foot through the Sahara Desert, with virtually no training.

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...

24 posted on 01/25/2014 5:07:21 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt6digvuLsk

that looks like fun...iceberg flips over


25 posted on 01/25/2014 5:09:17 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Bender2

He he he he! :)


26 posted on 01/25/2014 5:09:45 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Libloather

It would be too bad if he slid into the ocean, never to be seen again.


28 posted on 01/25/2014 5:12:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it and at whom it is aimed.”— Joseph Sta)
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To: exDemMom
Why do bears have to be so cute?

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.

29 posted on 01/25/2014 5:13:38 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: exDemMom

And good to eat.


30 posted on 01/25/2014 5:14:22 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: exDemMom
It has always been a puzzle to me that animals that are so large, strong, and vicious can appear so cuddly and adorable.


31 posted on 01/25/2014 5:14:57 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: Libloather
What's he going to eat? Does anything grow on an iceberg, other than iceberg lettuce, of course?

Maybe he's a good fisherman, or can harpoon a passing seal or whale.

32 posted on 01/25/2014 5:15:16 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Libloather

What happens when the iceberg rolls?


33 posted on 01/25/2014 5:16:36 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Verginius Rufus

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.


34 posted on 01/25/2014 5:16:46 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Libloather

I hope he brings a boat — NOT.


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36 posted on 01/25/2014 5:19:23 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Verginius Rufus

“Maybe he’s a good fisherman, or can harpoon a passing seal or whale.

PETA will not be happy.


37 posted on 01/25/2014 5:23:18 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: Libloather
I recommend reading the entire article--COMEDY GOLD. The pictures and video are hysterical. Here's a taste of the interview:

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 it’s not what I do that matters, but what I feel while I’m doing it. And, while I am moving, I come up with much more creative thoughts—not by chance, great thinkers achieve their maximum lucidity when they’re moving. The best answers I’ve found in my life, I’ve found them while I was moving, not by googling them.

Wow, Alex considers himself one of the great thinkers . . . who knew?

38 posted on 01/25/2014 5:24:19 PM PST by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: Libloather
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.

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.

39 posted on 01/25/2014 5:28:10 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: exDemMom
Why do bears have to be so cute?

It makes their prey feel better.

40 posted on 01/25/2014 5:29:31 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Libloather

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.


41 posted on 01/25/2014 5:30:47 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: BwanaNdege

Munchin on a skinny seal is good for your health.


42 posted on 01/25/2014 5:35:46 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Libloather

After it melts, he can sell it to Algore for him to live on until it freezes again.


43 posted on 01/25/2014 5:36:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Slyfox

HAHAHAHA, what a WONDERFUL pic!


44 posted on 01/25/2014 5:37:43 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Libloather

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.


45 posted on 01/25/2014 5:40:46 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Libloather

Where do we send nominations of people’s names we’d like to see get these iceberg jobs?


46 posted on 01/25/2014 5:40:50 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: Libloather

How is this guy going to sequester his CO2?


47 posted on 01/25/2014 5:41:38 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Libloather

The only thing he will make me aware of is that he is a dumbass..........


48 posted on 01/25/2014 5:41:39 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: Libloather

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.


49 posted on 01/25/2014 5:46:45 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: Ray76

> 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.

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.


50 posted on 01/25/2014 5:49:33 PM PST by jsanders2001
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