What could go wrong? Pack a ship of fools with English Major Climate Scientists, and observe the melting Arctic ice pack. Did anybody tell them that Arctic ice is coming back with a vengeance? Did they listen to those nasa guys? How's the ship with 3 m ice?
This is going to be fun. They are going to drift into 3 m ice and never get out. If it doesn't crack in half, that ship is going to drift around for 20 years as a testament to spurious correlation. However, I give it 90% that wiser heads (where?) will prevail and the whole thing cancelled.
ps. Okay, Canada will let in a Russian nuclear ice breaker that can do 5 m ice, but can only reach the North Pole in August. Fine, it can get out.
Almost 5 m, maybe next year. I'm sure this ship is only 2 m.
Ice extent is biggest in years.