Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat… because of too much ice: Stranded Antarctic ship's crew will be rescued by helicopter

antarctic_tempBy Mia De Graaf and Hayley O’keeffe

They went in search evidence of the world’s  melting ice caps, but instead a team of climate scientists have been forced to  abandon their mission … because the Antarctic ice is thicker than usual at this  time of year.

The scientists have been stuck aboard the  stricken MV Akademik Schokalskiy since Christmas Day, with repeated sea rescue  attempts being abandoned as icebreaking ships failed to reach them.

Now that effort has been ditched, with  experts admitting the ice is just too thick. Instead the crew have built an icy  helipad, with plans afoot to rescue the 74-strong team by helicopter.

Read the rest at Mail Online


22 Responses to Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat… because of too much ice: Stranded Antarctic ship's crew will be rescued by helicopter

  1. Dan McGrath December 31, 2013 at 1:49 am #

    I was planning to post something about that. You beat me to it! I love this comment someone posted on another article:

    “Actually, the earth is warming so fast that our thermometers can’t keep up. I had over 1,200 pages of irrefuable, empirical data proving that warming is out of control but it got lost when the ship it was on got stuck in some very cold white stuff while trying to cross the ice free northhwest passage. That white stuff was everywhere. It’s quite hard, floats in water. We brought some up on deck and heated it in a pot. As luck would have it, the white stuff vanished completely. As it vaporized an equal measure of water condensed from the atmosphere and took its place. This stuff is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. An alien virus perhaps? Our captain calls it ‘waterdummy.'”

  2. L. Eamer December 31, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    This is entertaining stuff but anyone reading this please be aware that this group is affiliated with the Minnesota Majority (voter suppression, Koch brothers, etc.) and, therefore, committed to an extremely biased and un-scientific agenda.

    • Neilio December 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

      Wow, really? I’d like to say something to you, however, the rules on this site do not allow me to insult you personally.
      So, I will just ask you some questions.
      1. Have you ever seen anything other than global warming/climate related stories on this site?
      2. How, exactly, is requiring a photo ID to cast a vote “voter suppression”?
      3. How can you claim voter suppression if the bill was not passed, and therefore never implemented?
      4. What is the bug up your bippy about the Koch bro’s? Could it just possibly be that they oppose your point of view?
      5. Are rich people not allowed to spend their money on things that you disagree with?
      I really don’t know what you are talking about, and it is apparent that you don’t either.
      Oh! and, 6. Is your opinion unbiased, and scientific?

    • Neilio January 1, 2014 at 8:52 am #

      Guilt by Association is a fallacy in which a person rejects a claim simply because it is pointed out that people she dislikes accept the claim. This sort of “reasoning” has the following form: 1. It is pointed out that person A accepts claim P. 2. Therefore P is false It is clear that sort of “reasoning” is fallacious. For example the following is obviously a case of poor “reasoning”: “You think that 1+1=2. But, Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson, Joseph Stalin, and Ted Bundy all believed that 1+1=2. So, you shouldn’t believe it.” The fallacy draws its power from the fact that people do not like to be associated with people they dislike. Hence, if it is shown that a person shares a belief with people he dislikes he might be influenced into rejecting that belief. In such cases the person will be rejecting the claim based on how he thinks or feels about the people who hold it and because he does not want to be associated with such people. Of course, the fact that someone does not want to be associated with people she dislikes does not justify the rejection of any claim. For example, most wicked and terrible people accept that the earth revolves around the sun and that lead is heavier than helium. No sane person would reject these claims simply because this would put them in the company of people they dislike (or even hate).

      LaBossiere, Michael (2010-11-04). 42 Fallacies (Kindle Locations 1465-1481). Kindle Edition.

      • nick January 11, 2014 at 7:31 am #

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    • Dan McGrath January 3, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

      If the Koch Brothers are listening (reading), please send us some money! That’d be nice. Thanks.

    • Rob N. Hood January 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

      exactly- they don’t like anyone pointing these inconvenient truths out though, as you see below…

      • Rob N. Hood January 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

        or above, stupid reply button doesn’t work right

  3. Neilio January 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    Are we supposed to get paid for this?

  4. Rob N. Hood January 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    you would if you were as smart as you think you are

    • Neilio January 3, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

      Are you advocating a Capitalist ideal?

  5. Rob N. Hood January 4, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    For people to be paid for their efforts unless they truly don’t need/want the reimbursement? Of course I am. As I have advocated for you to get paid all these sad payless years. You a chump to do this for free when your benefactors (up front or hidden in the shadows) are the wealthy 1%.

    • Neilio January 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

      You would have a point if I were a writer, and actually wrote the stories I post. But I’m not a writer, and I don’t write the stories I post. why should I get paid for posting other people’s work?
      Oh, and how can they be my benefactors if they’re not paying me?

  6. Rob N. Hood January 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    Always the quarrelsome nit-picker. People get paid for less than what you’ve been doing for this site; is my point. And by “benefactor” I meant they provide the basic support for sites like these, so guys like you can feel important and rally the shock-troops for the cause. What cause? Well continued domination of the 1% of course. Why would they pay you since you do it for free? Good point. I never said they were dumb. And they do appreciate free labor, that’s FOR SURE.

    • Neilio January 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

      ” People get paid for less than what you’ve been doing for this site.”
      Really? Like who? Name one. Cause, I seriously doubt that is the case.
      I just say what I think, and post stories that I want to share. That’s it! That’s all I do here. It takes like 20 seconds.
      Oh, I get it. You’re comparing this to the ObamaCare website, right? Well I got news for you, websites in the real world don’t take millions of dollars to set up. Just sayin.

  7. Rob N. Hood January 10, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    Oh I get it, a cheap way to insert a slam against Romney Care, er I mean ObamaCare.

    • Neilio January 10, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

      Well, it is a target rich environment.

  8. Leah January 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    I don’t have a problem with Al Gore on other issues: however, the problem is have is what took place when he gave his global warming speech in 1994 and 1996. Wisconsin was experiencing a deep freeze both years similar to what happened recently with the polar vortex. Our summer was cool in 2013 too. I ended up wearing a jacket to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July. I guess that explains why there is more ice on the poles during the past year. That is why I believe global warming is a hype, and I am a democrat.

    • Neilio January 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

      Thank you. I’m glad you shared your opinion with us. Do you have an opinion on why the AGW issue seems to have a split along party lines? I’m curious to hear an honest Democrat’s opinion on that because it seems that many of your party’s leaders are quite rabid in their AGW stances.

  9. David February 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    Apparently the ice that trapped the ship was old ice from
    a 75 mile long glacier that broke apart 3 years ago. Strong winds
    blew the ice into the bay, surrounding and trapping the ship.

    • Dan McGrath February 3, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

      That’s rich. Trapped in ice… Because it’s getting too warm.

      • Neilio February 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

        I’m going to start keeping my beer in the oven! 🙂

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