Humiliated Climate Clowns to be Rescued From Antarctic Ice by Helicopter

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 at 9:29 am

So because of their vanity we now will witness helicopters coming to the rescue of these buffoons. They should be forced to pay all costs involved for this farce.

Passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week are expected to be rescued by helicopter, after three icebreakers failed to reach the paralyzed vessel, officials say.

Seventy-four people, including six New Zealanders, have been marooned on the Akademik Shokalskiy, 3000km southwest of Bluff, since it became wedged in thick ice on Christmas day.

The stranded scientists, tourists and crew had been hoping the Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis would be able to crack through the thick ice and allow them to continue on their way. The Aurora came within 20 kilometres of the ship on Monday, but fierce winds and snow forced it to retreat to open water.

On Tuesday, the weather remained bleak, and the crew on the Aurora said their vessel would also be at risk of getting stuck if it made another rescue attempt, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordinating the rescue.

A helicopter on board a Chinese icebreaker, the Snow Dragon, will be used to collect the passengers. The Snow Dragon, which is waiting with the Aurora at the edge of the ice pack, was also unable to crack through the ice, as was France’s L’Astrolabe.

But the helicopter must wait for a break in the weather before it can attempt a rescue, and conditions aren’t expected to improve before Wednesday, the maritime authority said. The passengers will be flown back to the Snow Dragon in groups of 12, and then transferred by barge to the Aurora.

All 52 passengers will be evacuated, but the crew on the Akademik Shokalskiy will stay behind with the ship and wait for the ice to break up naturally, expedition spokesman Alvin Stone said.

A simple shift in the wind could free the ship. Winds from the east have been pounding the ship and pushing the ice around the vessel. A westerly wind would help break up the ice, Stone said. The trouble is, no one knows when the wind will change.

Nobody can tell when the wind will shift, yet they tell us with smug certainty there will be no more Antarctic ice thanks to global warming. OK, that makes sense.

4 Responses to “Humiliated Climate Clowns to be Rescued From Antarctic Ice by Helicopter”

  1. Rex Crouch on 31/31/13 at 12:23 pm

    Yet, despite the reality of the circumstance that their ship cannot be reached by ice breakers, one of the professors on board the trapped ship is still insisting that the ice is melting.

    All the while, the IPCC has admitted that their climate models are wrong and climate change is not happening as Liberally predicted.

    The entire reason Liberals cry “Man-Made Climate” is, if they can convince us that climate change is man-made, then they have another reason to control us even more with more regulations and laws.

  2. Airedale on 31/31/13 at 2:18 pm

    Have you noticed that the MAN constantly talks about how bad the ice is, but fail to mention that it is the middle of summer there and these yo-yos got so stuck by ice that 3 icebreakers can not free them.

  3. Nahanni on 31/31/13 at 6:34 pm

    That ship they’re on will eventually be crushed like a tin can by the ice. Then they’ll get to have the ‘full Shackelton’ experience.

  4. Tuerqas on 2/02/14 at 3:12 pm

    No, no sillies! It is not global warming anymore. That is so 2009! It is now man-made climate change and that dear friends-s-s is-s-s irrefutable. Yes-s-s my precious-s-s-s-s, irrefutable…