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Ship Sent To Rescue Global Warming Researchers Trapped In Antarctic, Gets Trapped In Antarctic

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From ironic to ironic-er... the Chinese icebreaker ship that helped rescue the 52 Australian global warming researchers from being trapped in Antarctic ice has found itself stuck in heavy ice. As Reuters reports, The Snow Dragon had ferried the passengers from the stranded Russian ship to an Australian icebreaker late on Thursday. It now had concerns about its own ability to move through heavy ice, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said.



Via Chicago Tribune,


"It will attempt to maneuver through the ice when tidal conditions are most suitable during the early hours of 4 January 2014," AMSA said.

The Australian icebreaker carrying the rescued passengers, the Aurora Australis, will remain on standby in open water in the area "as a precautionary measure", the rescue agency said.

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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:26 | 4297602 RacerX
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And the Hits just keep on coming..

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:32 | 4297614 The Juggernaut
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Global cooling is whats really happening.  http://www.iceagenow.com/Sunspots_and_global_cooling.htm

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:39 | 4297651 Clint Liquor
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Damn those Global Cooling Deniers to hell! Why can't they give up their flat earth ideas and accept Science. They are putting the entire world (and Ice Breaker crews too!) at risk.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:43 | 4297671 insanelysane
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It'll be awesome if we are entering another ice age.  The Environmentalist will be begging people to use fossil fuels and warm the planet.  Long aerosol.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:46 | 4297696 Dr. Richard Head
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Back when I was your age we had to worry about a hole in the ozone.  Ahhhh.....those were the days.  You kids don't know how good you got it.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:03 | 4297743 MagicHandPuppet
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Oh No!  We are all going to burn  (oops) freeze to death!

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:14 | 4297799 Joe Davola
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Either way, in the long run...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:27 | 4297828 dogbreath
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Is Hell freezing over ??

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:44 | 4297872 NoDebt
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I wish it was a warm in the Philly area right now as it is there.  Does that answer your question?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:05 | 4297916 BigJim
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Where's Flakmeister, our resident AGW troll?

I'd have thought she'd be all over this.

edit - perhaps she's stuck in a blizzard somewhere

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:33 | 4297971 Lore
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Be kind.  Many acolytes and would-be technocrats had a deep personal stake in the scam, career-wise, emotionally and otherwise.  "Global Warming" was the environmental equivalent of Al Qaeda, giving them purpose and feeding their need for self-superiority, external validation, community and empowerment.  They're going to need therapy. "Carbon Tax" and "Cap and Trade" programs will have to be scrapped.  Whole branches of useless and expensive government and NGOs will find themselves on the streets.  Some may be unable to cope. 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 21:16 | 4298449 nmewn
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And the biggest irony of all, their very lives were saved by men, who were on vessels & aircraft burning the "hated fuel".

Burning fuel that didn't actually need to be burned if these frauds weren't so fucking stupid. They were not saved by men sporting solar panels on their heads or driving a bus powered by french fry grease or slung to their rescue by a windmills arm.

Its a disaster alright, on a host of levels...lol.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 22:46 | 4298645 Element
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Helicopter rides too eh? I would have made the sods walk. A bit of frostbite might have made them think about the irony of their incongruent mental edifice.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 08:48 | 4299428 nmewn
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Or just air drop supplies to them for a month or so...to give them a real taste of the icy grip of their reality, maybe some paperback copies of an Inconvenient Truth that they can either re-read or burn to keep warm...lol.

This is yet another episode of manmade global warming nutters that reveals one of two things...(like Copenhagen & Cancun before this)...given time, the conceit & arrogance of people with unlimited money will always find a Russian ship captain crazy enough to help them show their ass...or God has a really great sense of humor ;-)

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 22:36 | 4300894 Desert Cat
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My bet's on God in this case.  LOL!

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 01:16 | 4301121 Element
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when I used to go to sea for work in my late teens and early 20s we all were trained and knew that our very best safety resource was to never rely on anyone else to come to find us or fish us out. We planned for a rescue option, but we never assumed it would occur, so we organized a survival plan accordingly. Because once you presume that others will be out looking for you, and will try to rescue you fast if things go bad, then you're less careful, to do all the things you can to make sure you won't f*ck things up in the first place, and not become dependent on others acting for us (at their cost too...). Fear of non-rescue makes you act and operate safer, than over-confidence of quick rescue.

So I say no, there are a lot of penguins down there, let's see how much they want to survive, without that month of supplies, eh? Then when they're desperate enough radio to tell them to leg it to a place where they can get picked up. They sure won't do it again after that. And so what if a few AGW fools cark it, it makes for good lesson-imprinting. That would be a more useful lesson about their attitudes to who they are and where they placed themselves. Survival-related mistakes should be felt and regretted, and you can see from the comments they're making now on the Aurora Australis they did not learn much from this debacle, and how they caused it (turns out the ship got stuck in the ice because these idiots went sight-seeing when the captain wanted to get the hell out of there, hours earlier).

I suppose you're still all warm down in the deep south eh? Have a good week there with the chill mate, I've gotta go do some work for a bit. :D

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 23:04 | 4298691 SAT 800
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-perhaps she's stuck in a blizzard somewhere.'  Too much to hope for. but it's a nice thought.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:28 | 4297830 Anusocracy
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Don't forget the global warming nutters trip to the North Pole that had to be abandoned because of cold weather.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:25 | 4297829 savagegoose
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ice burns. ;)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:20 | 4297816 insanelysane
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And there were pull tabs all over the ground from beer cans.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:33 | 4297844 Offthebeach
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I remember a big Global Cooling project at my middle school. 1970. Abu Garcia was giving fishing rods and reels for the best parroted propagandist.
Then there was Acid Rain. Then the Ozone Hole.

We've always been at war with East Asia.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 21:00 | 4298407 acetinker
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That's such a fucked-up disjointed comment, I had to green it- just because.  I feel ya'.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:37 | 4297859 quasimodo
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Hehe, I remember well the stories about holes in the ozone the size of a basketball, and reading the bathroom spray can while in the shitter that had this statement "Contains no chlorofluorocarbons, claimed to harm the ozone layer"


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:32 | 4297976 DosZap
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Back when I was your age we had to worry about a hole in the ozone.  Ahhhh.....those were the days.  You kids don't know how good you got it.




Yep, but not nefore they got rid of R12, for R 34(which is 100x's worse than R12), and is a caustic electrical machine eating POS.





Fri, 01/03/2014 - 20:32 | 4298316 Kayman
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They keep changing up. We've been using something called MP3 in our dehumid kilns for a couple of years now. It cost 4 times what R12 used to.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 21:05 | 4298412 acetinker
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:49 | 4297698 Stackers
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And in case everyone for forgot --- It's the middle of the summer down there right now

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 21:32 | 4297726 Popo
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Vote above comment up.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:20 | 4297949 AustrianJim
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You just blew my mind.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:22 | 4297964 NotApplicable
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Well, technically it's closer to the beginning.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:35 | 4297997 DosZap
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And in case everyone for forgot --- It's the middle of the summer down there right now


Yes, and this is why they all need to eat Dimm Sunn.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:48 | 4297707 Clint Liquor
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We need Carbon Credits! Where you get a credit for creating Carbon.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:17 | 4297797 Drachma
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:24 | 4297822 insanelysane
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My kids have a carbon credit stand on the side of the road, screw lemonade.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:25 | 4297967 NotApplicable
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Al Gore will be by soon to demand his cut.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 23:08 | 4298692 Lore
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"We must all stop ManBearPig."

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:03 | 4297757 RafterManFMJ
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The Environmentalist will be begging people to use fossil fuels and warm the planet.


No, they won't. At its core the Enviromental movement is anti-human. They paraphase Stalin, 'No more humans, no problems."

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 19:38 | 4298179 jimmytorpedo
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I always encourage environmentalists to kill themselves.

It's for the planet.

BTW did you know the US army in Iraq uses more oil in a day than the entire country of India?

If you were a true environmentalist you would be helping to kill the government, not my one ton.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 22:57 | 4298665 Element
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Yes, OK, but look at it this way, the US army units, formerly in Iraq, also had an economy three time bigger than India's.

So they were actually getting pretty good fuel economy.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 19:27 | 4300445 S.N.A.F.U.
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For example:

"the consistent conclusion restated with increasing distress is that something basic is wrong.  We are what is wrong."

Al Gore
Dec 10, 2007

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 17:08 | 4297784 stant
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they always sucker them on the wrong side of the trade

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:41 | 4298020 Crash Overide
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I tried to explain to a teacher I know that the Sun has more influence on our weather than coal power plants and cars and he looked at me like I was crazy.

I further tried to explain the relative size and energy factors at play and he just didn't want to hear it. He is 100% convinced Al Gore is right and nothing will change his mind. Whatever.

He proceeded to print me a 50 page data sheet with all the models and "proof" that humans are the cause of climate change and asked me how I could deny the evidence...

I said, ever heard of chemtrails? oh I am sorry, "geoengineering"? and I told him how could I trust the data he presented when the models don't account for the geoengineering programs on a global scale.

He just shook his head and told me I don't know what I am talking about and came up with some obscure explanation which didn't make a lick of sense and I just said, really?

I don't know for sure one way or another but I know the difference between contrails and geoengineering, and I know Pierre Janovich wrote a book about Blyth Masters @ JPM and had some strong comments that it might be in the best interest of banks and corporations to manipulate weather to trade commodities and make their nut. I also know bankers and politicians were pushing "carbon credits/taxes" pretty hard...

I do however enjoy the irony of global warming scientists getting stuck in the ice that's not supposed to be there according to them.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 00:44 | 4298929 PhysicalRealm
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:38 | 4297630 Dick Buttkiss
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"And the hits just keep coming."

Indeed they do:

"Al Gore Forecasted “Ice-Free” Arctic by 2013; Ice Cover Expands 50%"


Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:36 | 4297648 Carpenter1
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And you know guys like Al Gore have such enormous egos that they're raging uncontrollably right now with humiliation.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:42 | 4297662 insanelysane
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Tell those people that are stuck that the no ice projections are only off by a few decades and the ship will be free in 50 years or so.  Sit tight.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:38 | 4297661 wee-weed up
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Of course, Al Gore adamantly refuses to debate global warming.

Wonder why?...

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:27 | 4297970 NotApplicable
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Because he's richer than you? (thanks to AGW)

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 18:49 | 4298051 augustusgloop
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beyond shitty journalism: 

1. article heading says arctic, but "ice cover expansion 50%" refers only to YoY 2012-2013. Ice level is still well below (1 std dev) 20 year mean. http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

2. link referencing fastest ice cap growth is from 2008!

3. article confuses extreme weather and "snow in egypt!" with climate change. 

Dipshits of the "one data point = a trend" on each side of the ideological spectrum. Prius driving fuckheads say global warming whenever there is no fog in Marin County. Hummer driving fuckheads in New Jersey claim that climate change is a trilateral comission illuminati scam depriving us our right to frack in our backyards whenever there is a cold day in an otherwise hot climate (e.g. snow on the Sphynx). 

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 21:33 | 4298440 acetinker
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Yeah, the confirming links leave much to be desired, but you can't deny the delicious irony of (now two) ships sent to study receding ice, stuck in the ice.  Hope JPM has liens on both of those ships.  Don't get lost in the trees, gloop.  The forest is all around you.  Ya' fucked up not noticing the ant in antarctic, btw.

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