It was Amelia Earhart who said “adventure is worthwhile in itself.” Back in January of 2014, I posted “Icebreaker Irony,” the delightful–and ironically ironic–tale of…well, see for yourself (it’s worth taking the link and reading the whole thing; you just can’t make this stuff up):
Every now and again, a story comes along so filled with ironic goodness that I spend days chuckling whenever I think of it, and particularly, whenever I think of the intellectual energy the smug, effete, intellectual twits involved expended to deny and spin the obvious. In this case, the intellectual firepower involved surely is of the refrigerator bulb wattage variety.
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?
The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Daily Caller reports:
A group of adventurers, sailors, pilots and climate scientists that recently started a journey around the North Pole in an effort to show the lack of ice, has been blocked from further travels by ice.
The Polar Ocean Challenge is taking a two month journey that will see them go from Bristol, Alaska, to Norway, then to Russia through the North East passage, back to Alaska through the North West passage, to Greenland and then ultimately back to Bristol. Their objective, as laid out by their website, was to demonstrate ‘that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far now in the summer months that sea that was permanently locked up now can allow passage through.
You can see this coming, can’t you? Wait for it…
There has been one small hiccup thus-far though: they are currently stuck in Murmansk, Russia because there is too much ice blocking the North East passage the team said didn’t exist in summer months, according to Real Climate Science.
Real Climate Science also provides a graph showing that current Arctic temperatures — despite alarmist claims of the Arctic being hotter than ever — is actually below normal.
Talk about The Gore Effect on steroids! The Gore Effect, just as a reminder, is the extraordinary circumstance that just about whenever Gore shows up to deliver a major global warming address, a blizzard strikes.
The icy blockade comes just over a month after an Oxford climate scientist, Peter Wadhams, said the Arctic would be ‘completely ice-free’ by September of this year. While it obviously isn’t September yet, he did reference the fact that there would be very little ice to contend with this summer.
‘Even if the ice doesn’t completely disappear, it is very likely that this will be a record low year,’ Wadhams told The Independent in June.
This could only have happened because climate deniers have been allowed to continue to exist and speak. If only the Congress had listened to real scientists and passed a law to jail–or better yet, execute, anyone daring to challenge scientific consensus, like that so eloquently explained and/or computer modeled by Peter Wadhams. Why, if they did that, the “adventurers, sailors, pilots and climate scientists,” wouldn’t be stuck in the ice Wadhams says doesn’t exist.
Wahdams says he expects less than one million square kilometers by summers end, but the current amount of Arctic sea ice is 10.6 million square kilometers, according to data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The NSIDC puts the rate of ice loss for June at just about 60,000 square kilometers a day. If that number were to hold, it would take approximately 160 days for the Arctic to dip down to the predicted one million square kilometers.
Yes, and if my grandmother had wheels, she could be a wagon. Let’s see now: It’s nearly the end of July, and the scientific consensus is that August is the last month of the summer, so that’s less than 40 days, and according to other scientists–who are never wrong; they have a scientific consensus–if would take 160 days for the ice to melt enough–if it actually did melt–to fit the scientific consensus, so it would seem to be consensual that Wadhams is–to use scientific terminology–“full of it.”
Remember, however, that the goal of the Polar Ocean Challenge was to prove “that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far now in the summer months that sea that was permanently locked up now can allow passage through.” This isn’t a setback, this is merely an alternate reality that can be ignored, or at least altered by threatening the funding of any scientist that disagrees, or by activating the “science” network to deny publication to them.
One of the great advantages of scientific consensus is it allows 97% of scientists that believe in the consensus to ignore reality. The Polar Ocean Challenge isn’t really stuck in the ice that isn’t actually there. It’s pinin’ for the fjords. It’s all shagged out after a long squawk. Beautiful plumage. It’s stunned.
So, just like in 2014, a ship powered by fossil fuels gets stuck in ice that isn’t supposed to be there, which will require other ships, helicopters, etc., all powered by fossil fuels, to rescue the “adventurers, sailors, pilots and climate scientists,” who have conclusively proved that the ice that is there isn’t there, or won’t be, if it can do 160 days of computer-modeled melting in less than 40. But remember, particularly in this election year, the Democrat party is the party of science.