26 February 2015

The Great Ice Crisis of 2015

If you've been following the new or -- worse -- actually living here, you've heard how unusually cold and snowy it's been in the northeast US this winter. But as much attention as poor Boston drivers have gotten, hardly anything has been said in the media about the lot of poor wooden boat owners, who have to keep their boats in the water all winter.

Liquid water. The kind boats float in. The kind of water that is hard to find when the temperature drops to 7 degrees F and the wind gusts to 30 knots. The kind of conditions that bring antiquated marina 'bubbler' systems to their knees. The kind of climate catastrophe that could bring on the Great Ice Crisis of 2015.

And that is where we pick up the story. Live from the arctic regions above 40 degrees north latitude...

I foolishly shot this video in portrait mode. For best viewing, click the 'full screen' button in the lower left hand corner.

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