Sailors, fishermen and cruise passengers should be on the alert. If anybody spots a yellow rubber duck bobbing on the ocean waves, Nasa would like to know.The US space agency has yet to find any trace of 90 bathtub toys that were dropped through holes in Greenland’s ice three months ago in an effort to track the way the Arctic icecap is melting.
The idea that yellow ducks are assisting scientists in the investigation of climate change seemed to have a certain quirky humour. And does anyone else remember the “Little Yellow Ducks of Freedom” contribution from ex-ACT MP Muriel Newman? When I read story in the Guardian my mind immediately leapt to the book she published – although a quick search of the net made me wonder if it was my imagination. What other contributions from ACT do we anticipate will similarly fade from view?