Author Topic: Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat... because of too much ice: Stranded Antarctic ship's crew will be rescued by helicopter  (Read 752 times)

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'We all know that there's a possibility of this becoming quite a protracted sit and wait,' said Andrew Peacock, a passenger onboard the Akademik Shokalskiy, speaking via satellite phone.

'I think people are just looking at that next step when that second icebreaker arrives.

'We really are just hoping that the two powerful icebreaker ships will provide the breakage of ice that we need.'

However, he said the ice floes appear to have built up dramatically overnight.


But it's summer.  Shouldn't the ice be melting and breaking up from globull warming?


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But it's summer.  Shouldn't the ice be melting and breaking up from globull warming?

You took the words right off my keyboard.

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Mark Steyn was hilarious today talking about this as he subbed for Rush. Global warming, my Aunt Fanny.
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From the looks of things, that ship is going to be right there for quite some time.  Best they can do is keep a skeleton crew aboard to keep things from freezing up completely.  Get some supplies air lifted in on one of those helos, hunker down and wait for the next thaw.


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From the looks of things, that ship is going to be right there for quite some time.  Best they can do is keep a skeleton crew aboard to keep things from freezing up completely.  Get some supplies air lifted in on one of those helos, hunker down and wait for the next thaw.

I thought ice surrounding the ships cracked the hulls?

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I thought ice surrounding the ships cracked the hulls?

There is a distinct possibility of that happening.

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But it's summer.  Shouldn't the ice be melting and breaking up from globull warming?




Didn't High Priest ALgore say it would all be gone by now?

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I thought ice surrounding the ships cracked the hulls?

Eventually, yes. Depends on the temperature and the wind as to how fast the pack ice builds up. Last report was -1Cfor temperature, so the ice won't be getting any thicker at the moment.
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I wonder what the odds are, of that ship getting out of there in one piece ??


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