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(Anchorage Daily News)   Because breakdowns and overflowing toilets aren't exciting enough in the Gulf of Mexico, cruise line now offering the same thrills while dodging icebergs in the Northwest Passage   (adn.com) divider line 20
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2014-08-04 06:49:04 PM  
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Throw in some contaminated food tins, cannibalism and an unstoppable monster for the complete experience.
 
2014-08-04 07:57:26 PM  
Great

/now they can stink on ice
 
2014-08-04 08:04:32 PM  
Now that's my idea of high adventure, locked into the arctic ice with a thousand fellow humans aboard a novovirus containment vessel.
 
2014-08-04 08:12:43 PM  
Carnival?

/dnrtfa
 
2014-08-04 08:25:15 PM  
Now you get to experience that fateful evening in April 1912 - intentionally.
 
2014-08-04 08:25:41 PM  
The vessel will be equipped with two ice searchlights and forward-looking sonar to allow the vessel to scan waters ahead for obstructions or uncharted rocks. "Very few commercial vessels have this technology," Garcia wrote.

I guess the others use someone in the crow's nest with a spyglass.
 
2014-08-04 08:30:49 PM  
 
2014-08-04 08:32:25 PM  
O.o   NOPE.
 
2014-08-04 08:58:52 PM  

fusillade762: [upload.wikimedia.org image 320x500]

Throw in some contaminated food tins, cannibalism and an unstoppable monster for the complete experience.


First thing I thought of, too. :)
 
2014-08-04 09:12:49 PM  
This is a titanic mistake.
 
2014-08-04 09:24:26 PM  
It's always so refreshing to read an article that totally dismantles the global warming hoax without even meaning to.  Ah, such innocence!

Exhibit A:

"We know the northern sea route and northwest passages are becoming more frequently open on a seasonal basis," he said; however, there's "no way to predict" ice conditions from year to year. For instance, Arctic sea ice hit a record low in 2012 but had rebounded by 50 percent the following summer."

Of course, "record low" only means since they started keeping records, in this case back in the mid-70's.  Given that arctic ice has roughly 30-year thick-thin cycles, if they'd been keeping records back in the 50's, it would have been as thin as in 2012, if not thinner.

"We can't predict that at this point," Serreze said. "For any given year it's really going to be a crapshoot, and that's the problem."

Yes, it certainly is.

Mary-Beth Schreck, sea ice analyst with the National Weather Service Sea Ice Desk, said that sea ice "can vary quite a bit from year to year."

Imagine that.

As far as the Northwest Passage opening up to traffic, the single biggest problem is that it's too shallow for large freighters.  Throw in the lack of precise navigational charts and icebergs floating all around the place and the Panama Canal starts looking real good in comparison.
 
jlt
2014-08-04 09:28:38 PM  

fusillade762: Throw in some contaminated food tins, cannibalism and an unstoppable monster for the complete experience.


Great book. One of my favorites to drag out mid January when it is dark and cold and depressing.
 
2014-08-04 09:29:59 PM  

Joe Bolt: It's always so refreshing to read an article that totally dismantles the global warming hoax without even meaning to.  Ah, such innocence!

Exhibit A:

"We know the northern sea route and northwest passages are becoming more frequently open on a seasonal basis," he said; however, there's "no way to predict" ice conditions from year to year. For instance, Arctic sea ice hit a record low in 2012 but had rebounded by 50 percent the following summer."

Of course, "record low" only means since they started keeping records, in this case back in the mid-70's.  Given that arctic ice has roughly 30-year thick-thin cycles, if they'd been keeping records back in the 50's, it would have been as thin as in 2012, if not thinner.

"We can't predict that at this point," Serreze said. "For any given year it's really going to be a crapshoot, and that's the problem."

Yes, it certainly is.

Mary-Beth Schreck, sea ice analyst with the National Weather Service Sea Ice Desk, said that sea ice "can vary quite a bit from year to year."

Imagine that.

As far as the Northwest Passage opening up to traffic, the single biggest problem is that it's too shallow for large freighters.  Throw in the lack of precise navigational charts and icebergs floating all around the place and the Panama Canal starts looking real good in comparison.


It's so refreshing when some Farker doesn't know the difference between weather and climate. It's like one of those rare days that ends in a y.
 
2014-08-04 10:03:32 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Joe Bolt: blahblahblah *ignorance*

It's so refreshing when some Farker doesn't know the difference between weather and climate. It's like one of those rare days that ends in a y.


The larger problem is that many Farkers either don't understand the scientific process, or actively disregard it if it interferes with what their guts are telling them.  I only listen to my gut when it tells me I need to take a sh*t, but using your brain instead of your pooper is a deadly insult to some circles.
 
2014-08-04 10:05:19 PM  
For $120k, I'd swim the damned NW Passage.
 
2014-08-04 10:05:30 PM  

Joe Bolt: Of course, "record low" only means since they started keeping records, in this case back in the mid-70's. Given that arctic ice has roughly 30-year thick-thin cycles, if they'd been keeping records back in the 50's, it would have been as thin as in 2012, if not thinner.



How do you know that there's a 30-year thick-thin cycle if the records only go back to the 70s?

Also,
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Average July through September Arctic sea ice extent 1870-2008 from the University of Illinois (Walsh & Chapman 2001 updated to 2008) and observational data from NSIDC for 2009-2013.
 
2014-08-04 10:20:55 PM  
Screw you guys. This conversation is so old. We could have all been having fun talking about norovirus.
 
2014-08-04 10:33:26 PM  

Prey4reign: Now that's my idea of high adventure, locked into the arctic ice with a thousand fellow humans aboard a novovirus containment vessel.


This, and a smidge more.
 
2014-08-04 11:15:26 PM  

gerbilpox: The vessel will be equipped with two ice searchlights and forward-looking sonar to allow the vessel to scan waters ahead for obstructions or uncharted rocks. "Very few commercial vessels have this technology," Garcia wrote.

I guess the others use someone in the crow's nest with a spyglass.


SONAR. Most ships do not have SONAR. They have RADAR only.
 
2014-08-05 08:41:28 AM  
Titanic dump without mercy flushes?
 
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