Víkingur ‘Teen Climate Activist’ Greta Thunberg Arrives

  Ms. Greta Thunberg stands on the starboard foredeck of Malizia II.  How much has changed since she first left Malmo train station over 2 weeks ago. The Amazon Jungle has suffered its most devastating series of forest fires, unabated.  Greenland's glaciers have melted to the lowest levels in recorded human history.  Sea levels across …

Downwind to go

On her final broad reach with the winds from the starboard again, the mighty Malizia II and her newly annointed crew prepare for the final downwind leg towards New York.  She is on her fastest point of sail before capping the the wind at her heels. Her speed is constant; her Skipper being eager for …

Greta in three days

Jon Krakauer, quoting from his own undergraduate thesis, wrote in his introduction to Farthest North by the great Norwegian/Swedish Scientist Prof. Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, “Why should we be interested in the jottings of explorers and adventurers?  The oldest, most widespread stories in the World are adventure stories...That 'man' risking his life in perilous encounters constitutes …

NASA Scientist, “Satellite images of most Amazon fires show intent…for crops and cattle…”

  This time series shows carbon monoxide associated with fires from the Amazon region in Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019. Made with data collected from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, the images map carbon monoxide at approximately 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) altitude. Each "day" in the series is made by averaging …