Climate Change Scientists Trapped In Antarctica - Too Much Ice To Rescue

Global warming is the damnedest thing. Just when you think you've got a handle on it, it screws you over 180.

The Aurora Australis has abandoned its first attempt to cut through the ice surrounding the stranded Akademik Shokalskiy in Antarctica after moving just two nautical miles.

About 6am, the Aurora's captain, Murray Doyle, began to manoeuvre the icebreaker through thick wedges of consolidated sea ice.

But by 9am [midday Sydney time], the master made the call to turn the ship around and move back into open water.

"The ice became too thick for us to penetrate. Some of the floes are up to two metres of ice with a metre of snow on top and very compact.

The video at the top is actual footage from one of the icebreakers. So far, at least three icebreaker ships have attempted and failed to reach the scientists.

The word "irony" must not be in the leftist vocabulary.

(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

Posted by: DMartyr at 03:10 PM


1 It was supposedly the spring season when they went out there, so how come they can't get out now? It's summer in the southern hemisphere!

Posted by: Gork at December 30, 2013 03:21 PM

2 How clever, It's really a whale processing factory disguised as a research ship.

Posted by: LaZrtx at December 30, 2013 03:39 PM

3 Record sea ice in the Antarctic this year, there is less now then at the winter peak, but still a month or so to go to minimum. I think I read that the bay they sailed into has not cleared of ice the last three years. Apparently the ice was thin enough for them to in the bay, but the wind shifted and block escape and rescue. Heard report the Polar Star is on its way, a very powerful breaker, so hopefully it can get through.

Posted by: Fredlike at December 30, 2013 04:13 PM

4 There is a super moron on board from the Climate Change department of the university of New South Wales that is pretty sure they are stuck because of global warming.

No, that is not a joke. His reasoning is that some other ice melted somewhere else and because that melting ice diluted the salinity of the ocean it made more ice form because it freezes at lower temperatures when it is not so salty.

This is the mind of a global warming gravy train rider that cannot ever accept the sky isn't falling other wise his nose will have to leave the trough full of taxpayers money.

Posted by: The Realist of Qld at December 30, 2013 04:29 PM

5 Maybe they should all get out and push.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at December 30, 2013 04:47 PM

6 I think they should sacrifice themselves to Gaiaa, or whatever. That is the only way. Think about it. Gaya is bound, I say BOUND, to appreciate such high-caliber sacrifices. I bet they're all virgins, too. And hey, penguins gotta eat, same as buzzards.

Posted by: EROWMER at December 30, 2013 05:40 PM

7 How can a ship overloaded with hot air get stuck in ice?

Posted by: Kafiroon at December 30, 2013 09:38 PM

8 I expect to be seeing an article about the early sea-ice breakup, with no mention that is the actual global warming idiots that have caused it. Oy.

Posted by: free` at December 30, 2013 11:40 PM

9 @6: Uh, no, I doubt they're virgins, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they've never slept with the opposite sex before. I suspect Gaia has a different pronunciation for them. They are one with teh gay...

Posted by: Gork at December 31, 2013 07:02 AM

10 No but "lie and then lie again" IS in their vocabulary.

A poetic and 'ironic' execution (has my vote) for alot of these betrayers and traitors will be being drowned in a bucket of their own excrement - slowly.

Posted by: winkthewondercat at December 31, 2013 01:47 PM

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