Obama Is Heading to the Alaskan Wilderness for an Episode of ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’


When President Obama arrives in Alaska for his three day visit today, he will be met by a lot of angry people. And the anger comes from both sides of the political divide; environmentalists are aggrieved by Obama allowing Shell to drill for oil in the Alaskan Arctic, while conservative politicians like Bill Walker, want him to ease the limits on oil exploration.

Faced with this barrage of disdain, Obama has decided to do what any other sane person would: run into the wild. Obama will meet up with survival expert Bear Grylls and shoot an episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls, to be aired later this year. In a statement released Monday, NBC said the purpose of the President’s appearance is motivated by a desire “to observe the effects of climate change in the area.” The shoot will happen on Tuesday in the Kenai Mountains.

During his presidency, Obama has tried to enforce regulations that initiate a move away from fossil fuel dependency, whilst balancing these endeavors with the importance the energy sector has for the economy. Will Grylls question Obama on this dilemma? Will they wash down a squirrel supper with some s’mores? We wait with baited breath.