Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Iceland on High Alert

From Planet Gore:
...MARAUDING polar bears could cause terror on Iceland after experts claimed global warming could bring the killer beasts across the sea....

...Climate expert Thor Jakobsson said: "Since two have reached the shore, more could be on the way."

Thor is calling for aerial surveillance of the ice, as well, to protect the Icelandic population:

“Since two bears have already reached the shore, more could be on the way, but there’s no telling whether this trend will continue in the coming years.

“Surveillance of the drifting ice must be improved. It has obviously not been taken good care of.

"Thin and filmy ice can easily reach over the canal between Greenland and Iceland, but cannot be spotted from satellite, so planes must fly over the area regularly to locate the ice and identify the polar bears.

"It is better to know if they are on the way,” Mr Jakobson concluded.

I would think that the Viking forebears of Mr. Jakobson are rolling over in their proverbial graves right about now.

For some reason I couldn't get this out of my head:

Here's "Viking Kittens" set to Led Zepplin's "Immigrant Song"
Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
The hammer of the gods
Will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying:
Valhalla, I am coming!
On we sweep with threshing oar,
Our only goal will be the western shore.