Antarctic

Global Warming Alarmist Bill Nye Confuses Antarctic Continent With The Arctic…Doesn’t Know North From South!

Global Warming Alarmist Bill Nye Confuses Antarctic Continent With The Arctic…Doesn’t Know North From South!

Bill Nye once again makes a fool of himself, this time on NBC’s Meet The Press before a national audience. At the 8:26 mark: “Would you say the Antarctic has less ice than it used to?” From NBC’s Meet The Press. Er, Bill, that graphic you’re holding up is one of the Arctic, and not […]

Major German Daily ‘Die Welt’ Wildly Exaggerates Western Antarctic Ice Shelf Melt By 1100 Times!

Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt write here how German online flagship daily Die Welt here published an alarming article about Antarctic sea ice melt some two weeks ago. Die Welt wrote: Giant Antarctic glacier melting unstoppably The Pine Island Glacier in the Antarctic is melting irreversibly according to a study. Scientists expect that sea level will rise […]

Recovery! In 2013 Global Sea Ice Extent Was Above Average For First Time In 9 Years – Now Similar To 1986!

Recovery! In 2013 Global Sea Ice Extent Was Above Average For First Time In 9 Years – Now Similar To 1986!

Global sea ice is supposed to be melting away. We are often led to believe that it is at or near record lows. It’s global warming after all, and everyone knows that warmth melts ice. But if ice is growing, maybe it’s a sign that things are cooling down. From the chart that follows we do […]

Tucson Citizen’s DuHamel On Turney’s Botched Expedition: “Failure Put People In Danger For A Publicity Stunt”!

At his Wry Heat blog, the Tucson Citizen’s Jonathan Duhamel has a good commentary titled: A ship of fools. No mystery here over what he’s writing about. Duhamel writes: The good professor Turney, wanted to show how global warming was affecting the planet.  He apparently had visions of clear sailing, but he picked a year in […]

Expedition Fiasco Leader Professor Chris Turney Fibs Yet Again: Now Claims Akademik Shokalskiy Is An “Icebreaker”!

Journal Nature can no longer be bothered to check facts anymore. Bad enough that they rarely subject global warming climate papers to real, rigorous peer-review, and so now even the most obvious rubbish gets by. In a Nature comment, Professor Turney seems to be responding in part to harsh articles published by Cambridge University News and […]

Leading Polar Expert Claims “Lives Needlessly Risked” By Expedition Planners”…Echos NTZ

Leading Polar Expert Claims “Lives Needlessly Risked” By Expedition Planners”…Echos NTZ

Today the online Daily Mail echos what NTZ wrote 5 days ago, and also brings in an expert to confirm exactly what I was suspecting: Prof Chris Turney may have been reckless in his planning for a major expedition. Although combining tourism and science on a cruise ship may seem like a creative idea on […]

Turney Backpedals! Now Says Getting Stuck In Sea Ice NOT Due To Climate Change”!

It appears that now even Professor Chris Turney admits blaming his expedition mishap on global warming was an astronomical stretch after all. Yesterday I reported here, quoting flagship Swiss daily (NZZ), that his communication director Alvin Stone blamed global warming for the vessel getting trapped in ice. The whole world laughed. I couldn’t believe it myself so […]

Damning French Analysis Of Turney’s Expedition: Debacle Was Caused More By “An Obvious Amateurism”

The French website Contrepoints (Counterpoints) has an excellent general summary on how the Turney Expedition course of events unfolded in an article titled: Akademik Shokalskiy: the time to ask questions. Turney really does appear to be in a lot of hot water. Contrepoints introduction starts: Persuaded to have nothing to worry about from ice in the […]

French Le Monde Follows Revkin…Blasts Turney’s Antarctic Joy Ride For Disrupting Real Antarctic Science!

Le Monde here has an article which in large part re-iterates what NYT journalist Andrew Revkin wrote 3 days ago. The selfish, adolescent follies of the Turney expedition are seriously disrupting the supply of serious scientific operations in the Antarctic. A number of scientists worldwide have not found Turney’s charade amusing at all. The piece is […]

Growing, Climate-Warming Sea Ice Seizes Yet Another Vessel! Icebreaker Xue Long Issues Distress Call!

Yet another vessel has been trapped by global warming sea ice! The Xue Long icebreaker has sent out a distress call. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has released another press release: Aurora Australis on standby as a precautionary measure Xue Long notified AMSA at 1pm AEDT this afternoon it has concerns about their ability to […]

Expedition Communication Director Alvin Stone: “Climate Warming Led To The Vessel’s Awkward Predicament”!

Expedition Communication Director Alvin Stone: “Climate Warming Led To The Vessel’s Awkward Predicament”!

Add another to the list of absurd things claimed to be caused by global warming: Vessels getting trapped in unexpected sea ice! This morning Switzerland’s online flagship daily NZZ here has a report on yesterday’s rescue of the Professor Chris Turney’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition. Once again we see naughty climatologist kids hiding behind mother media’s dress for […]

Delayed Departure Of Several Hours Likely Caused Doomed Vessel To Lose Race Against The Weather

Reader Aphan posted a comment providing a link to the website of one of the passengers, Janet Rice, an Australian Green politician, who was along on the trip. In it she describes the events of December 23 that led to a delay in the departure of the vessel, and thus causing it to lose the […]

Maverick Meteorologist Piers Corbyn Forecasts Turney’s Expedition Ship To Remain Iced In At Least 2 More Weeks!

Maverick meteorologist Pier Corbyn at his site here has issued a statement on the rescue of Professor Turkey and his global warming boatpeople. As the story unfolds, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Turney’s preparation was really not quite up to standard, to put it kindly. I wrote about this at length 3 days ago here. Funny […]

Southern Ocean Cooling Since 1996 … Global Warming Scientists Deny Logic That Cold Causes More Ice!

Southern Ocean Cooling Since 1996 … Global Warming Scientists Deny Logic That Cold Causes More Ice!

Why All The Ice In Antarctica? By Ed Caryl The recent fate of the MS Akademik Shokalskiy has prompted arguments from the CAGW crowd that the global warming is causing more ice around Antarctica. The problem with this argument is that there has been no warming around Antarctica. All the trends show cooling, especially in the […]

Expedition On The Cheap? Did Organizers Recklessly, Negligently Put Lives And Property At Risk?

Expedition On The Cheap? Did Organizers Recklessly, Negligently Put Lives And Property At Risk?

With the MS Akademik Shokalskiy research vessel firmly embedded in ice and costs of the mammoth rescue effort mounting, the “scientific” Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) led by Professor Chris Turney has morphed into a debacle that has put dozens of lives and property at risk. In under-estimating the world’s harshest environment and through slipshod planning […]