You may have read :
Polar Ice Cap to Completely Melt by September, by Phil In Denver : http://www.dailykos.com/...
so now Pugh wants to top his swim at the North Pole last year :
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LONDON (AFP) — A British explorer unveiled plans Tuesday to kayak all the way to the North Pole to expose just how quickly the ice cap is melting.
But renowned extreme swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh, dubbed the human polar bear, is hoping his bid will fail -- and not because of the lethal conditions or a walrus attack.
The climate change campaigner said the mission ought to be impossible -- but some scientists predict that due to global warming, this year might be the first when someone could do so.
Pugh is due to paddle out from Norway's Svalbard islands on August 29, heading 1,200 kilometres (some 750 miles) north across the Arctic Ocean to the North Pole, kayaking up cracks in the ice.
The journey should take a minimum of two weeks.
"I'm going to try and get all the way to the North Pole to show the world what is happening," the 38-year-old told AFP after launching his Polar Defense Project expedition on the River Thames in London.
"It shouldn't be possible. But this might be the year that it could be. I hope I can't go all the way.
"Failure would equal success in this expedition," he said.
Pugh said he had spent the last six years in the Arctic, during which time he had "seen it change dramatically.
"What upsets me is that we could see this coming. Our leaders have known about this for a long time and they have dithered and failed to take action.
"We now must insist they take action because when the Arctic melts it will affect each and every one of us."
Pugh wants legislation such as the Antarctic Treaty, which froze territorial claims and prevented the exploitation of resources, to be duplicated in a similar treaty for the Arctic.
"I love the Arctic so much. I worry about it. It is the last beautiful, pristine place on Earth.
"We need to protect it, not because of polar bears but because our very survival depends on it. Not for our grandchildren; it's happening so quickly we need to protect it to save ourselves."
video of last years swim at the north pole:
north pole melt report with tony blair interview :
does tony blair know that war warms the planet?