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(The Raw Story)   All passengers confirmed rescued from icebound Antarctic ship, immediately crushed to death by avalanche of movie producers wanting the "real story"   (rawstory.com) divider line 31
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2014-01-02 10:04:45 AM  
are they going to include the part of the 'real story' where this was a bunch of global warming scientists who couldn't replicate a trip made during the early 1900's because there is more ice in the antarctic now than there was then or are they going to continue to leave that part out?
 
2014-01-02 10:14:09 AM  

SlothB77: are they going to include the part of the 'real story' where this was a bunch of global warming scientists who couldn't replicate a trip made during the early 1900's because there is more ice in the antarctic now than there was then or are they going to continue to leave that part out?


It's freezing here at my house, so global warming can't be for real!
 
2014-01-02 10:28:53 AM  
Subby's headline is misleading.  They will be crushed to death by an avalanche of irony.
 
2014-01-02 10:30:13 AM  
Was there any cannibalism?
 
2014-01-02 10:36:42 AM  
Marcus Aurelius:
It's freezing here at my house, so global warming can't be for real!

"Quick! Change the subject by saying something really stupid, so they don't notice all of the ice!"

The really funny part of this whole thing is that the "scientific expedition" is really just a tourist boat sponsored by a company that sells "CO2 remediation technologies." The "scientists" on boards weren't doing any worthwhile science - at least one commented that he was just sitting in his cabin, writing papers he could have done in his campus office.
 
2014-01-02 10:48:04 AM  
The funny thing is that they were never in any real danger to begin with.  They were just terribly inconvenienced.  They had heat, and enough supplies to last for a very long time.  So much, in fact, that the 16 crew members (that actually belong there), are still there.  They intend to remain until they can safely get the boat out.
 
2014-01-02 10:56:52 AM  
The funny thing is, back in the day they'd just find their story as part of a "Drama in Real Life" segment for Reader's Digest.
 
2014-01-02 11:06:22 AM  
I was on that ship a few years ago, so naturally I'm getting a kick.  Talked to my Russian friend that was a crew member that I'm still friends with yesterday.  The ship isn't an ice breaker (obviously) rather it is a vessel designed for the polar regions so it's in no danger at the current time.  It's built pretty strong.

My friend said that the crew would be getting paid either way and there would be less to do with no passengers, so boredom would be the real problem.

/Akademik  part of the name of the ship means Professor
 
2014-01-02 11:07:29 AM  
Funniest thing I've read in a LONG time.  (so called) global warming climate change
"experts" try to recreate an trip showing how the effects of ice melting are harming earth
and what happens?  They get stuck in ice THICKER than it was almost 100 years ago.
Big time FAIL
 
2014-01-02 11:28:52 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: SlothB77: are they going to include the part of the 'real story' where this was a bunch of global warming scientists who couldn't replicate a trip made during the early 1900's because there is more ice in the antarctic now than there was then or are they going to continue to leave that part out?

It's freezing here at my house, so global warming can't be for real!


If these scientists had discovered there was less ice in the antarctic during their mission, they would have claimed it was because of GW.  But there was so much ice down there that they couldn't make it to a base camp an explorer had set up in the early 1900's - even with the benefit of 100 years worth of technology.

So, using your line of reasoning declining ice in the arctic is *not* evidence or proof of global warming.  Good to know.
 
2014-01-02 11:42:13 AM  
The real story is ..

thumbs2.ebaystatic.com
 
2014-01-02 11:45:04 AM  

SlothB77: are they going to include the part of the 'real story' where this was a bunch of global warming scientists who couldn't replicate a trip made during the early 1900's because there is more ice in the antarctic now than there was then or are they going to continue to leave that part out?


2.bp.blogspot.com

/trying way, waaaaay too hard
 
2014-01-02 11:51:16 AM  

SlothB77: Marcus Aurelius: SlothB77: are they going to include the part of the 'real story' where this was a bunch of global warming scientists who couldn't replicate a trip made during the early 1900's because there is more ice in the antarctic now than there was then or are they going to continue to leave that part out?

It's freezing here at my house, so global warming can't be for real!

If these scientists had discovered there was less ice in the antarctic during their mission, they would have claimed it was because of GW.  But there was so much ice down there that they couldn't make it to a base camp an explorer had set up in the early 1900's - even with the benefit of 100 years worth of technology.

So, using your line of reasoning declining ice in the arctic is *not* evidence or proof of global warming.  Good to know.


I go by CO2 levels, which are increasing rapidly.  We've known since the 1800's what CO2 in the atmosphere does.
 
2014-01-02 12:14:56 PM  
The theme from "Gilligan's Island" just popped into my head.  "A three-hour cruise..."

/Mary Ann
 
2014-01-02 12:16:43 PM  
pinguwin:
I was on that ship a few years ago, so naturally I'm getting a kick. Talked to my Russian friend that was a crew member that I'm still friends with yesterday. The ship isn't an ice breaker (obviously) rather it is a vessel designed for the polar regions so it's in no danger at the current time. It's built pretty strong.

Actually, no.

It's an "ice-strengthened" ship, which means it has a hull that's stronger at the waterline. The ship in question is a "UL" class ship. That means it's good for sailing in "new" ice up to a meter thick.

Considering that they're in a mix of old and new ice, several meters thick, they're deeply outclassed.
 
2014-01-02 12:23:49 PM  
Marcus Aurelius:
I go by CO2 levels, which are increasing rapidly. We've known since the 1800's what CO2 in the atmosphere does.

You should also go by cloud density and other effects, many of which are negative feedbacks to CO2. That's the problem with the Big Scary Computer Models - they utterly failed to deal with negative feedbacks from clouds, and assumed a huge magnification from water vapor that wasn't possible. That's why they had to do things like make up imaginary "heat migrating to the deep oceans" scenarios, when no such thing would ever possibly work, and isn't being observed.

Even the IPCC is backing off. The latest report from them dropped climate CO2 sensitivity by about half (they dropped that bombshell in the final release, and a lot of folks haven't picked up on it yet).
 
2014-01-02 01:08:49 PM  
I don't want the real story or the Hollywood version of one.
 
2014-01-02 01:09:31 PM  
I thought there were about 75 people aboard the ship. Did the authorities just abandon all of the ship's crew?
 
2014-01-02 01:10:52 PM  

p51d007: Funniest thing I've read in a LONG time.  (so called) global warming climate change
"experts" try to recreate an trip showing how the effects of ice melting are harming earth
and what happens?  They get stuck in ice THICKER than it was almost 100 years ago.
Big time FAIL


Antartica is warmer than it used to be, so that equals more snow. More snow=more pack ice.
 
2014-01-02 02:37:42 PM  

dryknife: Was there any cannibalism?



It seems they missed their chance. If they really wanted to make some money, they should have eaten the fat guy.
 
2014-01-02 02:47:50 PM  
greentea1985

"I thought there were about 75 people aboard the ship. Did the authorities just abandon all of the ship's crew?"

They are staying with the ship to suffer a slow and agonizing death.
 
2014-01-02 03:59:46 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: SlothB77: So, using your line of reasoning declining ice in the arctic is *not* evidence or proof of global warming.  Good to know.

I go by CO2 levels, which are increasing rapidly.  We've known since the 1800's what CO2 in the atmosphere does.


OK then Mr. Smarty Pants, if CO2 levels are increasing rapidly, exactly what then is causing the ice buildup in the Antarctic DESPITE the raising CO2 levels?   If you can't clearly explain it or effectively model it, you don't fully understand it.  If you don't fully understand it but you blindly follow it, it is religion not science.
 
2014-01-02 04:14:30 PM  
Stuck in ice they said wouldn't be there.... priceless
 
2014-01-02 04:18:03 PM  

greentea1985: p51d007: Funniest thing I've read in a LONG time.  (so called) global warming climate change
"experts" try to recreate an trip showing how the effects of ice melting are harming earth
and what happens?  They get stuck in ice THICKER than it was almost 100 years ago.
Big time FAIL

Antartica is warmer than it used to be, so that equals more snow. More snow=more pack ice.


Heads I win tails you lose
 
2014-01-02 05:57:19 PM  
The real story is that they fought a prehistoric monster that they encountered using only flares. The beast, having been trapped in under the ice for so long, has become extremely sensitive to light. It only attacks them at night because of this. Just as soon as they've run out of flares, the trapped people were then rescued. The monster remains at large. Who knows if it will have sex with the nearest whale and create bastard offspring to terrorize our seas?
 
2014-01-02 06:07:20 PM  

greentea1985: Antartica is warmer than it used to be, so that equals more snow. More snow=more pack ice.


Every thing that happens is evidence of global warming climate change something requiring we stomp on productivity.  We MUST stomp out human productivity.
 
2014-01-02 06:09:27 PM  
Additional irony: rescue effort made possible by -- burning tons of carbon based fossil fuels.
 
2014-01-02 06:59:48 PM  
98% of stories failed to mention Global Warming mission.  Nope, no media bias there.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mike-ciandella/2014/01/02/frozen-out-98- s tories-ignore-ice-bound-ship-was-global-warming-missi
 
2014-01-02 08:08:13 PM  
I imagine their statements will be to the effect that there was no ice or cold, that they were trapped by global warming, that polar bears were dying of heat exhaustion around them, and that they demand, demand to be given massive research grants while those who insist that Antarctica is cold be put in prison for heresy.
 
2014-01-02 09:10:58 PM  

greentea1985: Antartica is warmer than it used to be, so that equals more snow. More snow=more pack ice.


ummm....no.   Pack ice in open water is not caused by snow.   It is caused by cold air and wind freezing the open ocean water.  But hey, you keep telling yourself that if it helps you maintain faith in your religion.
 
2014-01-03 04:44:03 PM  
stuck in ice studying global warming - an inconvenient truth
 
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