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Monday, December 30, 2013


Global Warmer Ship Stuck In Ice

It turns out that the "research" vessel, the Russian flagged MV Akademik Shokalskiy is really an expedition of "global warming" hoaxers who decided to go to the South Pole during the pole's summer to bring us film of polar bears drowning because of you car. Unfortunately for the hoaxers, their ship got caught in the growing ice and the rescue ships that tried to free them failed ... because of too much ice.

Watch this video
Chinese icebreaker turns back from Antarctic rescue mission

The Diplomad has a good laugh at it.
Where was I? Oh, yes, in Antarctica. I am sure that by now all of you have read about a "research" vessel has become trapped in the ice in Antarctica and how various rescue efforts have run afoul of "bad weather" and ice. At least two ice breakers have had to give up efforts to rescue the trapped ship because of the thick ice. The media, of course, is downplaying the real nature of the trip by the "research" vessel, the Russian flagged MV Akademik Shokalskiy. On board this ship is an expedition led by well-known Australian global warmist scientist, Chris Turney. Who is he? Just so happens he has a website where he lays out his views on climate change. He also happens to be a founder of Carbonscape, a company which helps "fix" carbon, and bills itself as "carbon negative" and all sorts of other greenie mumbo-jumbo (read it for yourselves). So he, like Al Gore, has a vested interest, a vested financial interest in promoting the global warming hoax. Do you expect balanced scientific research from Professor Turney? Hmmm . . ..

Anyhow, he got funding from the UK's BBC and Australia's ABC, to charter a ship and head for the Antarctic where he was going to report on the declining sea ice. Just as the warmists make assumptions, I think we can make some, too. He was going to provide all sorts of moving testimony of how manmade global warming is ruining Antarctica--conveniently skipping over that it is summer in Antarctica. He would have given us some touching film of a baby penguin drifting off to sea on a melting chunk of ice, crying for his parents as poor chick broiled in the merciless heat caused by my Chevy Tahoe. He found something else. He found what even the Washington Post had to acknowledge, that Antarctic sea ice has reached a record level.

And over at Newsbusters, they are pointing out that the MSM is doing their best to deny what's really going on.

Somewhere far, far to the south where it is summer, a group of global warming scientists are trapped in the Antarctic ice. If you missed the irony of that situation, it is because much of the mainstream media has glossed over that rather inconvenient bit of hilarity. As an example here is an Associated Press story that avoids mentioning the real mission of the scientists aboard the icebound Russian ship:

The Snow Dragon icebreaker came within 7 miles (11 kilometers) of the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been stuck since Christmas Eve, but had to retreat after the ice became too thick, said expedition spokesman Alvin Stone.

The Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been on a research expedition to Antarctica, got stuck Tuesday after a blizzard's whipping winds pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place. The ship wasn't in danger of sinking, and there are weeks' worth of supplies for the 74 scientists, tourists and crew on board, but the vessel cannot move.

So what was the exact mission of these scientists? AP is rather vague about this reporting only:

The scientific team on board the research ship — which left New Zealand on Nov. 28 — had been recreating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson's century-old voyage to Antarctica when it became trapped. They plan to continue their expedition after they are freed, expedition leader Chris Turney said.

Um, there is a bit more to the expedition than merely following in the footsteps of a century-old voyage. But what that mission really is, AP won't say. If AP is vague about the mission's purpose, Reuters provides even less information.

Read the whole thing.

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