Media ignores inconvenient ice, yet Antarctic rescue ship now trapped too

  • Chinese ice breaker stuck too
Can the media ignore both the global warming nature of the expedition that got itself trapped in Antarctic ice, and 2013′s massive growth of Antarctic ice as well?

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UPDATE: U.S.C.G. ice breaker Polar Star, lying Sydney, Australia, to steam to the rescue. 

“The request for the Polar Star to assist the beset vessels was made by RCC Australia to the US Coast Guard on 3 January, 2014. The US Coast Guard officially accepted this request and released the Polar Star to RCC Australia for search and rescue tasking at 8.30am on 4 January, 2014.

The Polar Star will leave Sydney today after taking on supplies prior to its voyage to Antarctica.”

Read the Australian government media release on Polar Star

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Sticking to the global warming ice narrative continues to become more difficult now that the Chinese ice breaker Xue Long (Snow Dragon), which used its helicopter to free the hapless global warming expedition, is itself trapped in ice.
Fifty-two members of climate change professor Chris Turney’s expedition used the Chinese helicopter to escape to the Australian ice breaker Aurora Australis after the Australian ship failed to penetrate the ten foot Antarctic trapped warming shipthick ice.  The Australian vessel is now steaming out of the area, leaving both the Chinese and original Russian crews stranded aboard their ice-bound ships.
The drama started Christmas Eve when the chartered Russian ship Akademik Shokalskiy radioed that it had become trapped in the ice and needed help.  Both the Chinese and Australian ice breakers tried to break through to the stranded ship, but the ice was too much.
Aurora Australis at first planned to assist the trapped Xue Long, but gave up and headed away.  Can it be that the negative publicity that would have resulted had the global warming expedition become trapped a second time outweighed concerns for their Chinese rescuers?
Now both the Russian and Chinese ships face uncertain prospects as the ice continues to grow around them.  Both ships report that they have adequate food and diesel aboard, but at some point they will have to be evacuated or resupplied if conditions fail to improve.
Most media outlets steadfastly refuse to budge from the narrative that Antarctic ice evidences global warming.  Their reports characterize Turney’s expedition as a “cruise” or “tourism.”  While “eco-tourist” does sum up many of Turney’s group, he justified and funded his expedition in the name of global warming.  Ignoring that irony is a media disservice.   Turney himself has bridled at the mischaracterization of his expedition, insisting to the left-wing Guardian newspaper that “this wasn’t a tourist trip, it was all about science.”
Antarctic ice 2013Worse than ignoring the global warming nature of the expedition, is ignoring 2013′s massive growth of Antarctic ice, along with the facts about Antarctica which are so inconvenient for the global warming ice narrative.
Global warming campaigners would like to say that 2013 temperatures showed that the Earth has warmed, but cannot.  The temperature of the Earth has refused to follow along with either global warming spin, or the climate computer models upon which the whole campaign depends.
The warming crowd has been forced to employ backup patter while they wait for warming to arrive.  It’s been a CFACT graph billboard 4 closelong wait.  The current push features extreme weather events and polar ice reports despite a lack of a scientific causal relationship between global warming and current weather.  Temperature data sets compiled by NASA, NOAA the Hadley Center and the Climatic Research Unit all show a long stretch of flat temperatures with very little warming before that.   A few year’s coming in at around 0.4 degrees above average provides no scientifically plausible causal explanation for anything which occurs in today’s weather, or polar ice.
90 climate temperature models v observatonsClimate computer models consistently call for warming which has not occurred since 1998.  Few of the models were actually created much before then.  The next talking point in the warming campaign will be to designate 2013 one of the “warmest” years ever.  This is a tactic to try and give the impression of warming in a world which for many years has not.
How long can the media continue to publish without investigation the press releases of warming pressure groups which claim global warming, when thermometer and satellite data show otherwise?
How long can will the media continue to defend warming pressure group’s North Pole ice narrative, when temperature data shows no valid causal relationship between global warming and ice?
How long can the global warming campaign continue to ignore all that South Pole ice?
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  • Dave Sanchez

    This has got to be one of the most embarrassing examples of elitist ignorance of the facts and agenda oriented, taxpayer funded (wasteful), programs ever. Will the American people ever wake up and say enough is enough is too much. Less government control of our lives and enforce the Bill of Rights completely from this point forward.

    • colleenf

      And know what is the funniest part of all?
      What rescued them but fossil fuel vessels!
      And not just one either.
      Plus a helicopter that was certainly NOT fueled by hamsters on a treadmill!

  • http://lenbilen.com/ Lennart Bilén

    The passage to Commonwealth Bay:

    A ship and its crew went that way;

    But they ran out of luck,

    In the ice they got stuck.

    It’s still global warming, they say.

    From my blog: http://lenbilen.com/2013/12/31/calamity-in-antarctica-global-warming-alarmists-get-stuck-in-ice-a-limerick/

    • saveenergy

      With your permission, I will circulate this
      regards

      • http://lenbilen.com/ Lennart Bilén

        Be my guest. This story needs all the circulation it can get.

  • saveenergy

    In the UK,
    Turney’s (should that be Turkey?) crew have mainly been described as tourists!!!

    I posted the actual info on 8 news blogs, only 2 published, one of those was completely removed after 23 (sensible from both sides) replies in 38hrs.
    I expect the other to disappear soon!!

    Why are the media hiding this ???

    Don’t you just love democratic free speech !!!

  • 19Robes50

    And through all of this, Al Gore sits back, counts his millions, polishes his Nobel Prize, and laughs all the way to the bank. Having said that, he still would have made a better president than Obama.

  • jameshrust

    The media coverage I have seen announced a group of Australian and New Zealand citizens became ice-bound off Antarctica December 24. The tourists had to be rescued by helicopter from a Chinese icebreaker and delivered to an Australian icebreaker on January 2. The Chinese icebreaker apparently is icebound.
    No mention of the purpose of the trip is to show global warming has reduced summer sea ice around Antarctica. The opposite has occurred which is a public relations nightmare for the global warming movement. Couple this with extreme cold temperatures in most of the U. S. and the this should be the end of the trillion dollar waste of money on efforts to control global warming by ill-advised reductions in use of the world’s inexpensive, reliable, and abundant fossil fuels which are the source of the planet’s lifestyle improvements and wealth.
    Don’t let this fiasco disappear!! It is time to deliver well–deserved justice to these flaunters of principle.
    James H. Rust, Professor of nuclear engineering

    • colleenf

      I hope the countries who mounted rescues of these fools send the bill to each and everyone involved.

    • AndyC

      Moron !

  • Frank Adelaide

    Everyone should be commenting about the geo-engineering that is occurring world wide. The “Global warming / Climate change” movement will do whatever it takes to promote their agenda, including spraying chemicals into the atmosphere.
    I have witnessed this on a regular occurrence where I live.
    see my pics ink here . https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/110367519521393886322/albums/5868475769776824017
    all these plane trails were made by commercial airlines and some unmarked aircraft, and I know this because there are apps that monitor plane travel.
    They spray when the weather is forecast to get warm, creating high-level clouds which trap in the heat, raising the average daily temperature (day&night) and also spiking the daily temperature into the record books. Raising daily temperatures is the key for these sick people so they can promote their agenda. I ask myself who would benefit from this practise, and you have to look at electricity companies first, then look at anyone else who will profit or gain more power and control over the population.
    Food for thought.

  • LFTR

    Everyone should be commenting about the geo-engineering that is
    occurring world wide. The “Global warming / Climate change” movement
    will do whatever it takes to promote their agenda, including spraying chemicals
    into the atmosphere. I have witnessed this on a regular occurrence where I
    live.

    for evidence see my pics ink here . https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/110367519521393886322/albums/5868475769776824017

    All these trails were made by commercial airlines and some
    unmarked aircraft.

    They spray when the weather is forecast to get warm, creating high-level
    clouds which trap in the heat, raising the average daily temperature
    (day&night) and also spiking the daily temperature into the record books.
    Raising daily temperatures is the key for these sick people so they can promote
    their agenda. I ask myself who would benefit from this practise, and you have
    to look at electricity companies first, then look at anyone else who will
    profit.

    food for thought.

    • jungledog

      You’re a moron. Contrails are contrails and that’s all they are. Food for thought? Maybe you should start by not eating junk food.

  • Scott Scarborough

    Everyone is saying that this was a pseudo-scientific expedition. Not so! Following the the footsteps of a previous expedition 100 years ago and comparing notes is a very telling and useful experiment. Just because many people don’t like the results of the experiment is no sign that it is pseudo-science.

    • Eckenhuijsen Smit

      What results?
      Confirming all alarmist swindler’s lies?
      Don’t be a fool, or do you want to be like Barry Hussein Obama and his ilk?

    • funky321

      Following the footsteps of Douglas Mawson who was able to locate and map the magnetic south pole and return to Australia with the ship and equipment they had 100 years ago. Never getting stuck in the ice. Now to a reasonable person that would be a telling fact about the amount of ice then and now.

  • colleenf

    Did anyone see the interview with the #2 guy who sponsored this debacle of so-called “research”?? He was practically incoherent. He said he was very tired. Tired of lying to everyone and having the blow hard globalist like Al the Bore Gore lie to them as well???
    I often wonder where they actually got their education from…………..Sears and Roebuck catalog of 1984?

  • funky321

    Progressives care nothing about fact or truth they only care about their agenda and their belief that they are intellectually superior to the rest of us and they need to tell us how to live. Truth is inconvenient to them.

  • Adrian_O

    [climate goose]

    Chris Turney went up on a fence
    To show humans’ climatic offense
    But a giant ice wall
    Made his theories fall

    And all the king’s horses and all the king’s men
    Cannot put Turney’s science together again
    Threescore men and threescore more
    Cannot make things back as they were before

    AO

  • Adrian_O

    [climerick]

    A climate professor named Turney
    Went on a melting finding journey
    His companions were whiny
    And his science was tiny
    So now Turney’s journey put climate on a gurney

    AO