02 January 2014

Global warming activists still trapped by inconvenient ice

Not sure about you, but I've been enjoying the plight of the Climate Change believers stuck in ice in the Antarctic, which is being reported all around the world. Mocking them and their false cause. And rightly so.

I've held off blogging about this, waiting for the 'rescue' to take place, but I can no longer keep quiet. I'm bursting to join in the fun.

It's just too hilariously funny....and ironic. A true snap-shot of the stupidity of the global warming alarmists. 

In case you've missed the story, a ship - the Akademik Shokalskiy - with 74 global warming activists (including an Australian Green's politician), global warming journalists, and crew on board and led by an (and I'm embarrassed to admit this) Australian professor of climate change, Chris Turney, departed for East Antarctic in December, hoping to capture the melting ice plains of the region. The trip was funded by the ABC and BBC - in other words, tax payers funding a junket by climate alarmists. How thoroughly modern. 

But, for all the supposed 'intelligence' of the people on the boat, you'd think they would have consulted the satellite data showing that the Antarctic ice has grown - not shrunk - this year, and that the bay they wanted to sail into was completely iced-over.......in fact, not reachable by ship for many, many miles. You would also be forgiven for thinking that with all the other modern tools at their disposal - like GPS, internet, radar, etc - they'd avoid getting stuck in ice, or sailing into a frozen bay. 

But no, why would they believe facts when their climate data models show that the ice should be melting at alarming rates in the Antarctic? The good Prof tells us so.

Paging Al Gore, who predicted that the Arctic would be ice-free by 2013.....except it's not. There's ice. Lots and lots of ice. Seems the Arctic also didn't get the global warming memo.

So, in Prof Turney and his merry bandits sailed, hardly believing their eyes when they were met by....errr.....ice. Lots and lots of ice. But, on they plowed, hoping to find all that magical melting ice, proof of man-made global warming. 

Only to be iced-in. Completely. On Christmas Eve.

Oh how they must have beat their chests, for instead of melting ice, there was so much more of the traitorous stuff than they'd ever thought was possible, their ship quickly froze in place and then surrounded by ever-more growing ice sheets. Frozen in shock and denial. 

I'm thinking someone should re-christian the ship Akademik Stuck-a-lotsky. 

Note the new name of the ship....

But, never fear! These brave souls, who didn't consult all the charts, maps and satellite data, were quick to call for help. First a Chinese vessel arrived, but couldn't get near the stricken vessel. Then an Australian vessel arrived, and couldn't get near the stricken vessel. And then a French vessel arrived, which couldn't get near the stricken vessel.

And while all these people gave up their Christmas to rush to rescue these fools, the good Prof told the laughing world that everything was going as expected, and that all the unmelted ice was a result of.......global warming! Why, it was even so warm one day that it rained! 

The simple rules of warmists: If it's cold then it's climate change. If it's warm then it's global warming. If the ice melts it's global warming. If it doesn't, it's climate change. Just make it up as you go. Any scenario can be quickly explained away. If the climate doesn't act as predicted then ramp up the alarmism, as the good Prof's university did yesterday, by informing us that the world will now warm by 4 degrees centigrade by 2100, instead of the 2 degrees they previously predicted. 

Prof Turney

Is it a good time to tell you that the good Prof owns a carbon refining company called Carbonscape - which has developed technology to fix carbon from the atmosphere and make a host of green bi-products, helping reduce greenhouse gas levels? So, in other words, he has a huge stake in making sure that the Global Warming myth is perpetuated.

Always follow the money with scams....

In the meantime, 96% of media network stories have censored why the ship is in the Antarctic. It's almost as if they're embarrassed that their new religion has been found out so badly and are doing everything in their power to keep the truth from the public. 

Sorry, too late....

Even our own ABC, which was extremely vocal about the junket prior to the start and who of course are co-funding the mission, has shut up about the reason for the trip, and have avoided the words "climate change" or "global warming" in their reporting.

Can't wait for them to interview the good prof once he's been rescued though.....I can just imagine all those tough questions the Gaia-worshiping, Green loving ABC staff are going to ask him! Like, how was the mattress you slept on? And, how was the food? Did you get to pet a penguin?? You know, the penguins which took up residence close to the stricken ship, watching the circus that came to visit them.

So, the next rescue plan is for the stranded warmists to be lifted off the ship by helicopter. The 20 crew will remain on board. 

Yeah, I wonder how much fossil fuels were burned by the 3 rescue ships to come save the anti-fossil fuel fools? And I wonder how much fossil fuel will be burned by the helicopter during the rescue. And I wonder just who is going to pick up this rescue tab??

The rescue of a bunch of nincompoops whose ideology trumped what they could see with their own eyes out of the ships window!

10/10 for the photo-shopped banner below. 

IT began as a journey to "investigate the impact of changing climate" and to "use the subantarctic islands as thermometers of climatic change" but more than 70 global warming activists, journalists and crew, led by University of NSW professor of climate change Chris Turney, are now trapped by millions of tonnes of ice after their ship was caught in freezing conditions off the Antarctic coast.

Attempts by two ice breakers to reach the Russian-registered ship, stranded since Christmas Day, have been abandoned due to bad weather and the volume of ice surrounding the vessel.

Yesterday plans were under way for a helicopter rescue as some on board hinted at growing tensions.

"The mood is getting more frustrated by the day," photographer Andrew Peacock said in an email. "There are so many variables - every briefing is different - and people are getting a little worried now while the weather stays poor. Lack of control and missing loved ones are starting to put some emotion into our conversations!"

In some quarters, sympathy for the trapped activists is running low.

"You'd need a heart of stone not to laugh at the spectacle of global warming fanatics trapped in the ice on their way to Antarctica, where they planned to make a big deal about the relative shortage of ice," wrote US journalist John Hayward as the ordeal entered its sixth day.

"It's even funnier because the highly sympathetic mainstream media so clearly understands how utterly embarrassing this is."

Before the $1.5 million expedition, the ABC reported Professor Turney and his team would "try to answer questions about how climate change in the frozen continent might be already shifting weather patterns in Australia." Subsequent ABC reports make little mention of the expedition's climate aims. A headline in the Sydney Morning Herald described the trapped vessel as an "Antarctic tourist ship".

Professor Turney claims climate change might actually have caused the ship's problems, saying the ice surrounding his ship is old and possibly from a 125km-long iceberg that broke up three years ago.

Climate change may have caused the iceberg to fragment and float into open sea, he added. In an earlier statement sent from the 71m, twin diesel-engined MV Akademik Shokalskiy, Professor Turney's team said they had become "stuck in our own experiment. We came to Antarctica to study how one of the biggest icebergs in the world has altered the system by trapping ice,'' the team wrote. ''We are now ourselves trapped by ice surrounding our ship.

''Sea ice is disappearing due to climate change, but here ice is building up.''

For the record, Aurora Australis belched an estimated 8726 tonnes of carbon racing to the failed rescue.


  1. FredBarbarossa2/1/14 17:16

    It's wonderful to know that the Good Lord does not tolerate liars!

    1. Yeah, he puts them on ice!

  2. I expect some of the idiots took their beach gear with them

    1. No doubt - to prove how warm the Antarctic is.

  3. Anonymous2/1/14 20:22

    Totally of subject, but been chuckling for days now. From Irish Savant. The whole Duck dynasty thing..

    Result -

    Duck Quackers - 1
    Fudge Packers - 0


    1. That story has been a blast of fresh air. It's destroyed the GLAAD militant agenda of mind control and I'm sure has woken many Americans to the actual unpopularity of the Gay agenda.

  4. Anonymous3/1/14 01:32

    Global warming the biggest f**king bullshit one has ever heard and Al Gore became fat while making his global warming movie on donuts,cream puffs ,drinking too much coffee,well coffee wont make you fat but cream puffs and donuts will.

    1. Follow the money to see the scam.....too many people have blindly bought what he's sold. Stupidity at its best.

  5. FredBarbarossa4/1/14 20:04

    I love it when a plan comes together... http://rt.com/news/chinese-icebreaker-antarctic-stuck-153/
    "The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long, which helped rescue 52 passengers from the stranded Russian ship Akademik Shokalskiy, is feared to be stuck in the Antarctic sea ice".

    So much for an ICEBREAKER!

  6. The thinnish layer of sea ice increases a bit with the refreeze of melt water from the subsurface melting of the thick ice shelf and maybe the edige of the grounded ice sheet. Melt water is less salty, less dense, rises and freezes more easily than normal-salinity sea water. That is my hypothesis.