Global warming scientists still trapped in the ice – Media trying to downplay story

“The spin is that team has “met heavy ice“. Not ‘been trapped by unprecedentedly thick sea ice, unlike anything Mawson ever saw, and in record levels’,” says joannenova.com.

“If they had met thin sea ice, would it have been described as a dangerously thin layer, a risk for penguins, and a stark reminder of how much the climate is changing? Would it have been an undeniable factoid?

“It’s not what the ABC says, it’s what they don’t say (a.k.a. “lying by omission”). The headlines could read “Global warming scientists trapped in Antarctica by record sea ice they didn’t predict”. As if. That would be against the religion.

“How touristy is this boat? The three leaders are scientists, there are 8 other scientists and 18 PhD students on the boat. There are also 9 scientists back on the shore  who presumably modeled the conditions in Antarctica and are world leading experts on sea ice eh? One of those experts is Matthew England who still describes the hopeless IPCC 1990 predictions were “very accurate”.

“If there is any doubt this was a climate science crusade read about it here: SpiritofMawson –The Science Case.

“It tells us the full message of doom including that they are studying an ice sheet that would raise global sea levels by 52m (!) if it melted. It doesn’t tell us that there is no sign that could happen.

“The site doesn’t mention that temperatures on Antarctica have cooled in the last 30 years, nor that sea ice has increased to record highs (I bet the team have noticed that now).”

Just some of the things that remain unreported are:

* This is the largest and most expensive Antarctic expedition ever mounted by Australia.
* It is being funded almost entirely by the Australian Taxpayer, as is the rescue operation.
* It’s not about “tourists”. There is the ship’s crew, the BBC documentary crew, the Guardian Reporters, a bunch of mad climate scientists, and a whole heap teachers and PhD students who actually paid for passage so they could be unpaid “research assistants” to the mad scientists.
* By the time this little “Climate Change PR fiasco” is over, the cost to the Australian Taxpayers will run into several millions of dollars.

It is interesting to note that the alleged purpose of this little taxpayer-funded White Christmas jaunt was to study the effects of climate change since Mawson was there, 1911 to 1914. Well, when Mawson was there, he was able to get his wooden sailing ship to within 50 yards of the shore. He couldn’t get closer, not because of ice, but because the water was too shallow. Conversely, the purpose-built, steel construction, ice-strengthened research vessel is currently stuck 60 kilometres out to sea, which is as close as they could get to Mawson’s landing spot, on account of all the sea-ice.

When are people going wake up to the fact that they are being lied to about global warming?

Read entire great article:
http://joannenova.com.au/2013/12/antarctic-ice-swallows-boat-media-spin/

Thanks to Jeremy Poynton for this link


27 thoughts on “Global warming scientists still trapped in the ice – Media trying to downplay story”

  1. So some portion of the World’s ice-breakers will be stuck at the S.P. while Boston and NYC’s Harbors freeze, there is a WX GOD, and I presume he doesn’t like climate lies.

  2. Sorry to say this, I know it will seem very mean-spirited and heartless, but they played with fire and now their fingers are getting burnt. They should be abandoned and left to fend for themselves; which is what they are more than happy – ecstatically joyous to the point of orgasmically so to do to you when it happens where you live.
    Lives shouldn’t be put in peril needlessly to save those useless parasites.

    But I will wish them a Happy New Year and enjoy the lovely warm weather and open water you said you will have!
    Who knows, you might get a tropical tan and have an even clearer path to sail out of next summer…

  3. Great post thank you Jeremy.
    As I commented earlier, if this jolly little ship gets crushed releasing it’s fuel oil, it won’t be pretty.
    I don’t know how full the tanks are now, but their max capacity is 408 TONS of diesel.
    If that lot gets spilt it will be difficult for the Climate “Experts” and media to Turney it around into a good news story.

    • They will probably say “Climate Change caused by man-made exhausts and CO2 has created an oil-slick off the Antarctic coast. Proof that AGW is killing all the life on the planet”
      Believe me, when I say that’s how their minds work and the way they do things.

    • Good point. How many penguins will they have murdered by their foolish undertaking? An oil spill would the sad cap stone to an already poorly planned undertaking….

    • Their ego told them it would be all melted and I bet they still believe this somehow, even though they are trapped by sea ice.

      I’m thinking that if this doesn’t get out of the ice until another Month or so, when the max summer temps come on line, then they might latch on to the sea ice melt (that happens every year but evidently not so much this year) as “unequivocal signs” of man made bullsh….sorry warming!

  4. It is interesting that they set out with preconceived ideas in a supposedly scientific expedition.

    Unfortunately this is the sad reality in climate “science”.

    You “know” global warming and climate change are real so you set out to prove it.

    There is no objective experimentation or observation – if the results don’t agree with your preconceived beliefs simply reject them using spin and lies to cover it up.

    Here is evidence they intended to find evidence that climate change was devastating Antarctica and therefore the world

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-25/15-million-australian-expedition-to-antarctica/5116158.

    I’ll quote the line indicating why this expedition was undertaken :-

    “Professor Chris Turney from the University of NSW is mounting the largest Australian science expeditions to the Antarctic with an 85-person team to try to answer questions about how climate change in the frozen continent might be already shifting weather patterns in Australia.”

    Note the supposed scientific basis – “try to answer questions”

    Also note the findings have already been decided before they conduct even one experiment – “about how climate change in the frozen continent”.

    That is climate “science” right there – assume the result and try to prove your beliefs rather than conduct an experiment, analyse the results and report them impartially.

    Surely their experiment – and that is to prove the sea ice in Antarctica is massively declining – has massively failed.

    Waiting for that headline announcement – Ha !

  5. Read that the u.s.coastguard ship polar star is 2 weeks away,so they’ll be waiting. Can’t see one of the russian class nuclear powered icebreakers making a long haul down there to rescue. Ruskies would want truck loads of cash…I’m sure for the use of their mega sized breakers…that can cut ice like butter. Canada has breathtaking mega icebreakers as well but nothings invinsible.

  6. Don’t forget the Green Federal Senator elect on board.

    The leader of the Expedition is not Australian. He’s an Englishman lured to Australia by a tenure at a Australian University. The department being Climate Change – payed for by the previous Labor/Green Government.
    The new Abbott government will be well on the way to abolishing these meaningless government financed troughs.
    This expedition had been approved by the previous Labor/green government. It would not have been given a go ahead by the Abbott led government.
    The presence of a Green Senator elect alone gives the whiff of CAGW odour.

    After the good professor is rescued he might be given another ticket – the one back to the U.K.

  7. So they are waiting for a “westerly wind” to help break up the ice pack. I would be a bit concerned if I was a crewman, I think since that picture of the ship looks like the ice is pushing it up out of the water and rolling it a little towards the port side. I guess there is little danger, though, of it to continue to ride up out of the ice.

    Yes, this should be a nice high priced trip for taxpayers, and I am assuming at some point, the salaried professors and grad students will no longer be on salary, just running up bills back home. or at least, that is as it should be. It would be a travesty if the universities involved put them on paid absences while they hang out with the idiots in charge, trying to drain the liquor cabinet before they leave.

  8. Here in Australia, the government broadcaster and Left propagandist, the ABC, is in full swing trying to downplay this shipload of Warmies as just “passengers” on a “Russian cruise ship”.

    “Encountering heavy ice” is a certainty any interested observer could have told the zealots. The data about the great increase in Antarctic sea-ice has been available for many years.

    It will be interesting to hear (for an inquiry will be inevitable) what influence the Warmist-in-Chief leader of this crappy high school “expedition” had over the captain.

    The embedded BBC and UK Guardian crews aboard the vessel were all set to continue their usual AGW rubbish until reality struck.
    One can only hope cannibalism does not next engulf them as the food supplies dwindle..

  9. “… It is interesting to note that the alleged purpose of this little taxpayer-funded White Christmas jaunt was to study the effects of climate change since Mawson was there, 1911 to 1914.
    Well, when Mawson was there, he was able to get his wooden sailing ship to within 50 yards of the shore. He couldn’t get closer, not because of ice, but because the water was too shallow. Conversely, the purpose-built, steel construction, ice-strengthened research vessel is currently stuck 60 kilometres out to sea, which is as close as they could get to Mawson’s landing spot, on account of all the sea-ice…”

    Very important information.
    I cannot believe that they didn’t know that we’re having this year much more ice in Antarctica than in the 1910’s.

  10. Now as a seperate comment, what amuses me is this:
    They set off hoping I guess, that with summer they could show retreating ice (“ooh the icecaps are melting – we are doomed!”)
    Guess what: more ice than ever. Their planned lies have back-fired on them and now they are neck deep in the shi.. sorry, ice.
    Normally ice melts in the warm season. Reforms as it cools.
    But now it is so cold, even in the “warm” season, they have been caught out by the very bs they love to spout.

    Doesn’t this almost seem like crying wolf all the time?
    Some people just never learn.
    I prefer the easy lesson, but I guess they deserve nothing but the hard one.

  11. Those environmental wackoes are all idiots,retards liars, morons, and fruitcake nutcases.
    I hope they stay stuck forever !!

  12. I can’t help but wonder if some future incarnation of Gilbert and Sullivan will have grand old time writing comic operettas about the whole global warming farce. Incidents like this are leaving them plenty of material to work with!

  13. I’m sure they are out there making note of how the climate has changed. Awkward, how it looks an awful lot like the opposite their models predicted, but being scientists, I’m sure they will get right to work and fix those models. /sarc

  14. They have been “rescued”. Took several helicopter flights to get them.

    Unfortunately, they saved the AGW scientists.

    Reports on the crew:

    “Twenty-two members of the Shokalsky’s crew are to stay on the ship, which is not believed to be in danger and will wait for more favorable weather conditions to continue its voyage.”

    The crew is being sacrificed so the warmists can claim there is no problem. More favorable conditions? It is summer down there -it doesn’t get any better. If any crewmen die, the scientists should be charged with murder.

  15. They must have thought we’ll go in the Summer because we there will be more chance of catching melting ice (to keep the mantra going) – ha fancy that eh they got sucker punched by Mother nature.

  16. Don’t worry. There are plenty of polar bears and penguins they can hunt to keep them fed.

    But killing penguins would be against their religion Oh NO!!!

  17. This Global Warming scam is a big fart in the face of real scientists that DO study the climate without agendas.

    Truth is there is warming but it’s not man made. We were a lot warmer in 1,000AD and that can easily happen again. We have never truly recovered from that warm period except for a brief hiccup *The Mini Ice Age*.

    This is a 500 year cycle and we are in the *peak* of the last warming age heading towards a decline but there will still be unusual heatwaves while we are on the *up* side of it sliding away.

    I can guarantee next summer the East Coast of the USA will swelter for a few weeks under unusual warm waves at some point and the Alarmist will do their finger pointing again.

    There seems to be two sides of *Global Warming is real and caused by man and those who deny it all together are both idiots that need a spanking from their momma.

    This is why their needs to be a federal license to use the internet to weed out the dummies.

  18. Sadly Science has been hijacked by the Globalists and now there seems to be two sides which either *GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL AND CA– USED BY MAN!” and THOSE WHO DENY CLIMATE CHANGE ALL TOGETHER are BOTH IDIOTS that need a spanking from their momma and have their degrees revoked for life to put it nicely.

    There are some very mean things I’d like to do to those people but that is very unChristian so I will refrain from doing them.

    This is also why their needs to be a federal license to use the internet to weed out the dummies. We need to test people at how smart they are at discerning information and disinformation tactics.

    At the very least one member of a family should have a GED before being allowed to use the internet unless it’s at a library where there are safety switches turned ON.

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