Tuesday, July 17, 2007
British Lawyer Takes on Global Warming?
Lewis Gordon Pugh, a 37 year old British lawyer/swimmer, wanted to bring global warming to the attention of politicians around the world. In order to demonstrate his point he swam a kilometer in the waters of the North Pole. It took him 18 minutes and 50 seconds in below-freezing water. He was armed only with cap, goggles and Speedo briefs (not legal briefs or memorandums.) His point is that it is a tragedy to be able to swim at the North Pole. Pugh is a well trained athlete who has completed swims in waters from the Antarctic to the Indian Ocean. Legal Pub cautions our readers not to try this form of protest unless they want to experience cryogenics first hand.