British yachtsman Adrian Flanagan is trying to prove global warming by sailing along the Northern Sea route, which sailors have pursued for centuries.
He’s run into the same problem that sailors have run into for centuries: Ice.
It gets better. While he is waiting for the ice to melt, old Adrian is running into polarbears, who apparently 1.) are not nearing extinction and 2.) can swim. This may come as a shock to devout followers of the New York Times.