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Old 12-30-2013, 01:06 PM  
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Who's on That Russian Ship Stuck on Antarctic Ice? And Why?

An expedition is recreating explorer Douglas Mawson's 100-year-old trek.



Tanya Basu
National Geographic
PUBLISHED DECEMBER 26, 2013

Update: The Russian vessel, the M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy, which was stranded off the coast of Antarctica with 74 people onboard, remains stranded. Attempts were made by the Chinese icebreaker, Snow Dragon, and other Russian icebreakers, but the ice was too thick. Rescue crews hope to get to the stranded passengers soon.

A Russian vessel is stranded in ice off the coast of Antarctica with 74 people onboard, including the scientific team recreating explorer Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition from a century ago.

The ship, the M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy, is waiting for emergency help—though help might take some time to come, given a blizzard that pummeled the area. The ship locked up in the ice on Christmas.

"The vessel hasn't moved in the last two days, and we're surrounded by sea ice," said Chris Turney, leader of the modern-day Australasian Antarctic Expedition, said in a video posted on Twitter. "We just can't get through."

The blizzard that locked the ship in ice had also forestalled immediate rescue.

"We have wind speeds on average of 50 kilometers [30 miles] an hour, reaching in excess of 70 [45 miles] kilometers an hour," Turney said.

No injuries have been reported thus far, and according to a tweet from Turney, the blizzard has passed—though the ship remains solidly lodged in the ice.

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What exactly are Turney and his team attempting to do in Antarctica?

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...the century mark for Mawson's trip serves as a marker of exploration. The current crop of explorers are hoping to document some of the same data and compare them to Mawson's numbers, "using the twist of modern technology," Turney told National Geographic earlier this month.

As may be expected, global warming might play a role in this, he suggests, particularly with respect to melted ice in the East Antarctic.


The group will also test the salinity of the ocean, take censuses of local bird populations, drill into the ice to extract mineral data, and send drones to map Antarctica's Commonwealth Bay.
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:07 PM   #16
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Anti Arctica has finally won and taken the ice from Arctica.
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:51 PM   #17
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Warmists Stuck in a Sea of Denial



Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat... because of too much ice: Stranded Antarctic ship's crew will be rescued by helicopter ... Chris Turney, a climate scientist and leader of the expedition, was going to document 'environmental changes' at the pole ... In an interview he said he expected melting ice to play a part in expedition ... MV Akademik Schokalskiy still stuck among thick ice sheet 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, the Tasmanian capital ... Called for help at 5am Christmas morning after becoming submerged in ice. – UK Daily Mail

Dominant Social Theme: An accident is not a trend. Global warming exists, for sure.

Free-Market Analysis: So a number of prominent warmists set sail on an icebreaker ship to check on the thinning of the Antarctic ice cap. What they discovered was that the ice was actually thicker than expected.

And then they got stuck.

If these warmists were in search of the perfect headline to convince credulous masses that global warming was thinning both the North and South Pole, they miscalculated. They created a headline nonetheless, but surely not the one they wanted.

The vision of so many top warmists stranded on a ship, stuck amidst the icebergs they swore were thinning, provides skeptics with an ironic episode that rarely presents itself.

Here's how the Daily Mail reports on it:

They went in search evidence of the world's melting ice caps, but instead a team of climate scientists have been forced to abandon their mission ... because the Antarctic ice is thicker than usual at this time of year.

The scientists have been stuck aboard the stricken MV Akademik Schokalskiy since Christmas Day, with repeated sea rescue attempts being abandoned as icebreaking ships failed to reach them.

Now that effort has been ditched, with experts admitting the ice is just too thick. Instead the crew have built an icy helipad, with plans afoot to rescue the 74-strong team by helicopter.

The expedition is being lead by Chris Turney, a climate scientist, who was hoping to reach the base camp of Douglas Mawson, one of the most famous Antarctic explorers, and repeat observations done by him in 1912 to see what impact climate change had made.

It is thought that the group, which includes scientific researchers and a journalist, will now be able to escape by air after two sea rescues failed.

Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis was unable to reach them because it was not strong enough to break through. A top-of-the-range Chinese icebreaker, the Snow Dragon ('Xue Long'), was deployed earlier in the week, and hoped to reach the ship by Saturday. However just after midnight on Friday it too got stuck just six nautical miles from the ship.

... Blizzards could hamper the rescue mission, but the ship is well-stocked and the scientists are continuing their research on the snow around them But on Friday the heavy winds became too great, and built up an impenetrable pile of snow.

They are also continuing their research while stranded by testing the temperature of the surrounding ice sheets. A spokesman for Australia's Maritime Safety Authority told Australia's Associated Press: 'It is quite a remote part of the world, but we have everyone safe. The vessel isn't in any immediate danger.'

The spokesman said the ship was visiting a number of sites along the edge of Antarctica. One has managed to send a tweet. Chris Turney, of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, wrote: 'Heavy ice. Beautiful; light wind. Only -1degC. All well. Merry Xmas everyone from AAE.'

Note this last point. "Only 1degC." These people just don't give up! If we are reading this tweet correctly, Turney is commenting on the mildness of the weather while sitting amidst thicker-than-expected ice flows that have already captured his ship ...

This is typical of dominant social themes and their believers. Perhaps "believers" is too strong a word. Those who adopt dominant social themes usually know they are suspect in our view but likely do it anyway for purposes of professional advancement, enrichment, social status and more.

Being a proponent of a dominant social theme can be a lucrative exercise, indeed. Also, there is a built-in old boy's network to take care of you. At the top, it is all lubricated by bankers' money derived from evident control over central banking.

The torrents of money produced by such banking has been used to bankroll an increased level of globalism and globalist enterprises. It is predicated at least in part on fear-based promotions, scarcity memes intended to panic individuals into giving up power and wealth to specially prepared globalist institutions like the UN, IMF, World Bank, etc.

Global warming is a basic dominant social theme of the elite, in that it is a promotion on which others are predicated. Global warming – climate change, etc. – is intended to provide the justification for such oddities as smart meters and carbon capture. Basically, this theme gives rise to a vast panorama of authoritarian legislation and Draconian enforcement.

Once the idea of manmade global warming/climate change is accepted, the ramifications are endless. Almost any law can be justified under the idea that the planet itself is at risk due to human behavior. And almost behavior-altering tax or fine can be justified as well.

Popular acceptance of global warming is a prelude to the application of deep fascism. The meme introduces the endlessly regnant state. No wonder the elites are so keen on establishing it – even though "it" presumably doesn't exist.

Still, they proceed with their endless UN conferences, presentations of meaningless papers, fiddled statistics, endlessly repeated falsehoods that travel around the world and show clearly the nature and content of the cooperative ecosystem.

Lying liars lie. And now, finally, they are on the cusp of their biggest caper. Having built up stock markets, especially the US stock market, to empyrean highs via excessive money printing and relaxed regulations, they have managed to jam the IPO pipeline with various kinds of "green" solutions, often partaking of the global warming promotion.

They are making a final push – as part of the Wall Street Party we've diagnosed – to fund a slew of warmist industries and facilities with the public's money. Presumably, this sort of funding adds credibility to what is being created.

If it can somehow be seen that the market process itself created various forms of green technology, then presumably their credibility is enhanced. Which leads us to a final point: There is money to be made with this meme and those who are cynical enough (or idealistic enough) to subscribe to it may gain revenue via professional or investment participation.

For many, however, there may be moral issues that preclude participation. This is an egregious elite meme with numerous authoritarian ramifications. But some will always continue to help elite forces promote it for a variety of reasons.
Conclusion

One could certainly say that global warmists are trapped amidst contradictory evidence. They are frozen in a sea of denial.

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-ana...Sea-of-Denial/
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:23 PM   #18
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...and the major networks News/Entertainment report this story calling it a cruise ship or a passenger ship, making no mention that it is a research vessel or their of purpose for being there in the first place.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:08 PM   #19
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One of the dumbest threads of 2013.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:14 PM   #20
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One of the dumbest threads of 2013.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:08 AM   #21
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The ship sent to rescue the icebound global warming ship is now stuck in the ice

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The Chinese icebreaker which helped transport passengers away from a stranded Antarctic ship has itself become stuck in ice.

A ship which was used to rescue by helicopter 52 people from a trapped Antarctic ship has now found itself in need of rescue – after it got stuck in heavy ice.

Having not moved for several days while preparing to airlift the passengers, the Chinese-owned Snow Dragon is now wedged in ice.

The ship was used as a launch pad to pick up the passengers on Thursday, after they had spent nine days stranded. Their ship, the Akademik Shokalskiy, became wedged in ice on Christmas Eve as it was heading towards Antarctica.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ck-in-ice.html
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:24 PM   #22
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The ship sent to rescue the icebound global warming ship is now stuck in the ice
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leaving out the word 'research' is a facepalm?!?!?




or is it the use of Global Warming instead of Global Climate Change?
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The ship sent to rescue the icebound global warming ship is now stuck in the ice

This is to be expected. With the number of ships now engaged it has further compressed the ice and can for all intents create a Keystone effect and no one will leave till the ice moves on its own. see Ship Endurance for example
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leaving out the word 'research' is a facepalm?!?!?




or is it the use of Global Warming instead of Global Climate Change?
It's dumb to call it a 'global warming/climate change research ship' in the first place. Measuring ice and taking core samples is routine for studying the area, and there were many other aspects of their research as well.

But most of all, the notion that global warming/climate change would mean there is no ice around Antarctica is just retarded. Hey, it's cold today---how do you explain that Al Gore???
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It's dumb to call it a 'global warming/climate change research ship' in the first place.
It's a hell of a lot more accurate than the Mainstream media calling it a cruise ship...
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It's dumb to call it a 'global warming/climate change research ship' in the first place. Measuring ice and taking core samples is routine for studying the area, and there were many other aspects of their research as well.

But most of all, the notion that global warming/climate change would mean there is no ice around Antarctica is just retarded. Hey, it's cold today---how do you explain that Al Gore???
Keep pretending it wasn't what it was. That'll work out well in the long run.
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