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30 December 2013
Climate change

Global warming research ship in the firm grip of global warming sea ice – see www.joannenova.com.au/2013/12/antarctic-ice-swallows-boat-media-spin/

A couple of days prior to christmas the boat was 2 nautical miles from open water when it first got into trouble. Now it is 10 nautical miles. The ship is also 60km away from the shore – the same piece of coastline Douglas Mawson was able to land on without any trouble a hundred years ago (at the same time of the year). The BBC and The Guardian and Australia's ABC (as well as Associated Press and virtually all of mainstream media) are extraordinarily reticent about the mission – a mission with a CAGW agenda. They appear to be choking on reality and desperately trying to swivel their eyes and ears. All we know is that a Russian ship has got stuck. Not much else about the climate scientists, students and activists, or the BBC team and the journalists – and nothing at all about why they went there.

Yesterday the global warming research ship was hoping the ice ice breaker, 'Aurora Australis' would be able to free them – but no, this, the third ice breaker on the scene, has also abandoned the attempt to steer a course through the ice. Apparently it is too thick – in spite of the fact it is summertime at Commonwealth Bay. The Web of course has the story, brimming over with mirth. The fruit bowl comments include CAGW supporters telling sceptics they are 'stupid' and this is a different kind of ice – not the kind of ice associated with cooling temperatures. This is global warming ice, it seems, and yes, not making this up (see also www.antarctica.gov.au/webcams/aurora.

The climate scientists onboard also appear to be in good spirits. Some of those spirits may come from behind the bar but whatever, they can say, 'sea ice is disappearing due to climate change – but here ice is building up. We have found this has changed the system on many levels. The increase in sea ice has freshened the sea water below so much so that you can almost drink it. This change will impact the deep ocean circulation.' A forest of algae, they assure us, is dying – as a result of sea ice blocking out the light. Have they dropped their coffee mugs over the side of the boat to test the water? Looking for the odd crack in the ice.

The Smithsonian did an article on Douglas Mawson last year. He was the man that led the 1913 expedition and in whose footsteps the current expedition was supposed to trace. Yorkshireman Mauser reached the shore without a problem – but it all ended up in misery (as a result of feeding on sick huskies and their livers rich in vitamin A). Go to http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/01/the-most-terrible-polar-…

At http://notrickszone.com/2013/12/29/veteran-meteorologist-calls-climate-s… … which is a reference to an interview of Joe Bastardi who claims climate scientists are trying to save face by now saying that new polar ice is a result of global warming. Antarctic sea ice is at a high and they can't explain it. Pierre Gosselin adds – makes you wonder if they put water in the overn at home to make ice cubes.

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