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    Re: Global warming activists still trapped by inconvenient ice

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    A friend told me about it. Predictably, it's not mentioned too much (if at all) in the US media.
    I think what happened was that the AP picked up the story as just a ship stuck in the ice, and the rest of the media picked up the AP feed, BUT, then someone actually practiced journalism and found out that they were all global warming researchers... Ah crap..


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    Re: Global warming activists still trapped by inconvenient ice

    Except of course, they're not. It's being pushed as that by the denier camp, but many of the group are paying tourists, retracing the travels af an Australian explorer of 100 years ago.
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    Re: Global warming activists still trapped by inconvenient ice

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    I think what happened was that the AP picked up the story as just a ship stuck in the ice, and the rest of the media picked up the AP feed, BUT, then someone actually practiced journalism and found out that they were all global warming researchers... Ah crap..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Except of course, they're not. It's being pushed as that by the denier camp, but many of the group are paying tourists, retracing the travels af an Australian explorer of 100 years ago.
    “Somewhere far, far to the south where it is summer, a group of global warming scientists are trapped in the Antarctic ice,” read a post on the site. “If you missed the irony of that situation, it is because much of the mainstream media has glossed over that rather inconvenient bit of hilarity.”

    'Stuck in our own experiment': Leader of trapped team insists polar ice is melting | Fox News

    Now don't change your argument to mimic the leader of the expedition (that this actually proves what they were researching). Your argument is that this "cruise" had nothing to do with GW researchers.
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    Re: Global warming activists still trapped by inconvenient ice

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Except of course, they're not. It's being pushed as that by the denier camp, but many of the group are paying tourists, retracing the travels af an Australian explorer of 100 years ago.
    Really?

    74 researchers in the group... Here is a statement by one in National Geographics:

    2. Why are we recreating the trip Mawson took one hundred years ago?

    One hundred years after Mawson's journey, we still don't know much about the Antarctic.

    Plus, the century mark for Mawson's trip serves as a marker of exploration. The current crop of explorers are hoping to document some of the same data and compare them to Mawson's numbers, "using the twist of modern technology," Turney told National Geographic earlier this month.

    As may be expected, global warming might play a role in this, he suggests, particularly with respect to melted ice in the East Antarctic.

    The group will also test the salinity of the ocean, take censuses of local bird populations, drill into the ice to extract mineral data, and send drones to map Antarctica's Commonwealth Bay.
    They are looking for evidence...

    Who's on That Russian Ship Stuck on Antarctic Ice? And Why?

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    Re: Global warming activists still trapped by inconvenient ice

    Twenty of the number are crew, and half the passengers seem to be journalists!

    "I am with the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, led by climate scientist Chris Turney of the University of New South Wales. We are following a century-old expedition led by the British-Australian Antarctic explorer Douglas Mawson, who landed in Commonwealth Bay in January 1912. We – a group of scientists and paying members of the public acting as science assistants – plan to repeat many of Mawson's scientific measurements in order to understand how this pristine landscape has changed over the past 100 years.... "

    Antarctic expedition: still icebound
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    Re: Global warming activists still trapped by inconvenient ice

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Should happen any day now. Maybe we should send more ships just to see how many can get stuck. If they keep records on this, the trip could set some kind of record after all. I'd wait on the helicopters a while.
    Do you think the ship they're on or the helicopters are electric? I mean, I'm sure they wouldn't want anyone using fossil fuels on their behalf.

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    Re: Global warming activists still trapped by inconvenient ice

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    OMG...

    Off topic but can someone take Jack Nickleson's joker paint, and put on Gore?

    Who's good with photoshop?

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    Re: Global warming activists still trapped by inconvenient ice

    You know its a royal embarrassment to the left when the Networks fail to disclose the highly relevent "scientific"objective of this mission.

    Initially it was a "Russian ship trapped in Ice", now the truth is slowly eaking out.

    Serves them right.

    These "Scientist" lost all credibillity a long time ago when they teamed up with the Political party that promises "if you pay more for your energy ( via carbon taxes and arbitrary new regs on Coal fired plants ), we'll save the world ".

    Hillarious.....let them cool their heals while they're filling in their Hockey Stick coloring books.

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    Re: Global warming activists still trapped by inconvenient ice

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Except of course, they're not. It's being pushed as that
    by the denier camp, but many of the group are paying tourists, retracing the travels af an Australian explorer of 100 years ago.
    Whats even funnier is WHY their stuck in that ice.

    No doubt their decision to head out and strand themselves and their pasengers was based on extensive and objective "peer reviewed scientific analysis". Sure, no way we'll get trapped in Sea Ice, the "Planet has a Temperature"

    Lol....How much do you want to bet, after the Chinese crews on the rescuing Ice breakers finished communicating with the "scientist" ( you know, after "over and out" ) they sat around joking about what a bunch of dumbasses those people were.

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