Mystery Ice Traps Global Warmists

A late present from under the tree: it seems a team of climate change-ologists went to Antarctica to document the disappearing ice cap, and were trapped by lots and lots of ice. From The Guardian:

At the beginning of December, Guardian journalists Alok Jha and Lawrence Topham set out on board the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, joining the Australiasian Antarctic Expedition 2013-2014, which commemorates the 100-year anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s voyage to the region.

But their journey took a turn for the unexpected when their research vessel became trapped in Antarctic ice over Christmas.

That’s the in-ironic version. For a funnier — and more meaningful — take, here’s Frontpage:

The Antarctic ice was unaware that the science was settled… and settled in place instead trapping Tuney and his media Warmist allies in its Climate Change denier grip.

The metaphor just couldn’t be more fitting: desperate true believers of global warming/accelerating polar ice melt now find themselves trapped by thousands of square kilometers of summertime sea ice that wasn’t supposed to be there.

No picture could better symbolize and communicate the intellectual bankruptcy and disillusionment of a faithful group who refuse to believe they have been led astray. This has to be deeply embarrassing, if not outright humiliating.

Christmas keeps coming!  

  1. KT

    Tim Blair is keeping tabs from Australia.  Rescue ships are also trapped.  http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/ice_block/  

  2. Chris Campion

    If only we could get the ice to extend and surround politicians’ heads, too.

    Then we’d be onto something.  Instead, they’re still peddling it as hard as they ever have.  Let’s get prepared, people!

  3. PHCheese

    Schadenfreude!

  4. Eric Jablow

    Remember, it will be worse in 6 months when the Antarctic winter begins.

  5. Jerry Carroll

    It appears flying machines will be needed to rescue the scientists hoist on their own petard. In the past, blunders of this magnitude saw the survivors dying one by one. “I’ll be gone for a short time,” was the classic line as the English toff left the shelter and stepped into the raging storm, never to be seen again.

  6. RightinChicago

    On the Sixth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me,

    Six feet of thick Antarctic Ice.

  7. Raw Prawn
    Jerry Carroll: It appears flying machines will be needed to rescue the scientists hoist on their own petard. In the past, blunders of this magnitude saw the survivors dying one by one. “I’ll be gone for a short time,” was the classic line as the English toff left the shelter and stepped into the raging storm, never to be seen again. · 12 minutes ago

    No doubt Australian taxpayers will be footing the bill for the rescue.  

    In a sane world the the warmists would be left to their own devices and the sane could run a pool on how many days would elapse before they resorted to cannibalism.

  8. Jimmy Carter

    That’s just cold.

  9. EJHill

    Ice.pngIn the words of Captain Edward Smith, “I say, old chap, did you send out for more ice?”

  10. Bucky Boz

    The climate-change-ologists can now only be disproved if global climate remains static.  So unexpected fluctuations in the ice-caps prove their theories.

    Climate change has made global warming theories irony-proof. 

  11. Bob Howell

    If the elements appear to support climate change (which used to be called global warming), then … it is scientific evidence.

    If the elements appear NOT to support climate change , then … we Neanderthals are lectured that it’s just “weather” and a single data point. 

    Those data points keep lining up, don’t they?

  12. Sisyphus

    The Lord is such a prankster. 

  13. Basil Fawlty

    I wonder if they’ll be attacked by endangered polar bears migrating from the Arctic.

  14. Mike K

    I don’t think they see the humor. A humorless lot they.

  15. Sisyphus

    Climate change is like weather change, it always is and always has. Saying it and sounding panicked is the posturing of a fool.

  16. KC Mulville

    Was Al Gore on that ship? As I recall, for a while there, every time he was scheduled to give a climate change speech, the event was cancelled due to snow.

  17. billy

    Will climate change “science” ever go away? Or are we doomed to be plagued with warmists hectoring us until the endtimes?

  18. Percival

    Ernest Shackleton, please pick up the white courtesy phone…

  19. Peter Robinson
    C

    Beautiful.  And you’ve settled the debate I’ve been having with myself for the last 20 minutes on this eve of New Year’s Eve:  my dram this evening will be on the rocks.

  20. James Gawron
    Basil Fawlty: I wonder if they’ll be attacked by endangered polar bears migrating from the Arctic. · 3 hours ago

    BF,

    Hungry endangered polar bears I hope.

    I know it’s too much to ask but is there any chance of just leaving them there till spring?

    Regards,

    Jim

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