Monday, June 24, 2013

Solar Sailboat

Let me get my wind first:

"World’s largest solar-powered boat stops in Boston; The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar on an Atlantic expedition" by Gail Waterhouse |  Globe Correspondent, June 24, 2013

The world’s largest solar-powered boat, capable of sailing around the world completely under its own power.....

For all of its size the boat is hardly spacious. And for all its technological marvel, it is nothing fancy inside. The rooms are nondescript: a large if bare interior, galley kitchen, and bunk space for up to nine people. The boat can hold 60 passengers, but there is little in the way of creature comforts.

What it doesn’t have is noise; however, the ship is on the slow side: Its average speed is just 6 miles an hour....

Wanna do some fishing?

The solar ship is the creation of a Swiss adventurer who launched MS Tûranor PlanetSolar in 2010 to demonstrate the power of renewable energies.

That mean some elite globalist cretin.

Its name was drawn from the mythic world created by novelist J.R.R Tolkien and is supposed to mean “power of the sun.”

I'm not a Rings fan.

For two years the ship sailed around the world on a route close to the equator for maxiumum sunlight, logging more than 37,000 miles and completing the first solar-powered circumnavigation of Earth.

I thought they already did that.

The boat has since been put to work by climate scientists at the University of Geneva who are trying to measure the effects of global warming on the world’s oceans. “It’s another way of bringing climate issues to the public without being alarmist,” said Martin Beniston, an influential climatologist, was a member of a United Nations-backed panel on climate change that won the 2007 Nobel peace prize....

He was on the lying panel that hid the decline and said no more snow or glaciers -- and yet cold is at record levels, snowfalls are setting records, the Arctic and Antarctic ice is expanding (at its highest level at this point in the season), and on and on and on. 

This really is the limit at this point -- and it all comes as the hottest week and month of the season starts. Propaganda doesn't get any better than that, and it's fart mist that's causing the haze.

Beniston, the project leader, is an influential climatologist who was a member of a United Nations-backed panel on climate change that won the 2007 Nobel peace prize....

I got it the first time.


I sure as hell hope you don't hit any rough seas. That thing looks like it while capsize!

Related: Sunday Globe Special: Enjoy Your Flight

Does it go faster than 6 miles an hour? 

Enjoy your cruise.