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 which Antarctic sea ice reached one of the highest expanses ever recorded. […]
Gosselin writes that ‘the expedition was designed to generate lots of publicity.’ And it has, just not the kind the expedition leaders had in mind. […]
That failure put people in danger for a publicity stunt. […]
In essence, this expedition was trapped by a preconceived, but false, perception of global warming.
Let us make no mistake about this expedition. A major part of it was indeed to stoke up global warming publicity. It is not for nothing four journalists were on board, among them two from the Guardian and one from the BBC.
And again today Andrew Revkin of the New York Times at Twitter refers to Turney’s expedition as a “fiasco”.
Also NatGeo throws Turney under the bus: natgeo-antarctica-ship-ice-trapped-1.
Read Duhamel’s commentary here.