One of my favorite articles of all time was titled: Icebreaker Irony. It began:
You’ve heard of the ship stuck in the Antarctic–the MV Akademik Schokalskiy–and the unsuccessful attempts of Chinese and French icebreakers to reach her? What a tragedy…but hey, what was that ship doing so far out in the Antarctic this time of year anyway? Are you ready for this? Sit down…
The ship is full of climate scientists and assorted supportive greenies on a mission to prove global warming due to melting Antarctic ice. I’m not kidding. Surprising that the media hasn’t mentioned that…
That’s right: greenies and global warming Nazis seeking melting polar ice caps are stuck in polar ice that is unusually robust and thick. Shouldn’t that be added to all dictionary definitions of ‘irony?
I still chuckle whenever I think about that ship of fools stuck in the ice that wasn’t supposed to exist, and the other ships that came to rescue them, also stuck in the non-existent ice. Time to chuckle again, this time via CBC News:
A carefully planned, 115-day scientific expedition on board the floating research vessel, the CCGS Amundsen, has been derailed as the icebreaker was called to help resupply ships navigate heavy ice in Hudson Bay.
‘Obviously it has a large impact on us,’ says Martin Fortier, executive director of ArcticNet, which coordinates research on the vessel. ‘It’s a frustrating situation.’ [skip]
Johnny Leclair, assistant commissioner for the Coast Guard, said Tuesday conditions in the area are the worst he’s seen in 20 years.
And what were the derailed scientists planning to study? C’mon. You can guess…that’s right! Global Warming! More global warming science derailed by inconvenient ice that isn’t supposed to exist, because global warming!