Antarctic blizzard halts icebreaker's bid to rescue stranded ship

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chilly4x4 wrote:

breaking 10′ thick ice to free a research vessel seems counter productive for the cause that is being researched. watch next weeks headlines… “huge ice shelf breaks free!”

Dec 29, 2013 10:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MaggieMP wrote:

Climate warming deniers must be having a field day! Since all seem safe, it *is* hard not to appreciate the irony. I’ve not checked, and not seen mention, but I think the ice is located on the part of Antarctica that’s known to be building ice in recent years, while more westerly regions are losing? (I’ve read penguins are in trouble as there’s such a vast iced region they can’t access sea without a too-long walk; chicks aren’t doing well?)

I do have a question about use of fuel by the breakers (including keeping human quarters warm, etc., on the breakers) vs cutting to chase and using a helicopter. I think humanity is quickly reaching a time when we need to treat fossil fuel as a precious resource. Our schemes to extract/process “what we need so as not to have any worries” are destroying habitats and watersheds globally.

Dec 29, 2013 11:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

World vows to “not pull a Russian navy and let them all die.”

Dec 30, 2013 6:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
deeplyCynical wrote:

I’m no expert on the subject but i’m hesitant to join the masses who deny global warming: it seems they have a simplistic view whereby they believe warming = everywhere in the world becoming warmer, and so if some regions become colder than usual they can safely deny global warming exists(and not feel guilty about their carbon footprint)

I would much rather take notice of scientists who dedicate their lives to studying this field. From what I can gather, global warming = more unpredictable and harsher climate conditions.

Dec 30, 2013 6:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
adamrussell wrote:

If the ice is thick, couldnt they abandon ship and walk to their rescuers?

Dec 30, 2013 6:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
6Actual wrote:

You just cant make up stuff as good as this.
LOL LOL LOL!!! Global Warming Scientists trapped in “melted” ice cap
CLASSIC!! if only old Al G. wuz there hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Dec 30, 2013 11:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
6Actual wrote:

You just cant make up stuff as good as this.
LOL LOL LOL!!! Global Warming Scientists trapped in “melted” ice cap
CLASSIC!! if only old Al G. wuz there hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Dec 30, 2013 11:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
6Actual wrote:

You just cant make up stuff as good as this.
LOL LOL LOL!!! Global Warming Scientists trapped in “melted” ice cap
CLASSIC!! if only old Al G. wuz there hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Dec 30, 2013 11:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
6Actual wrote:

You just cant make up stuff as good as this.
LOL LOL LOL!!! Global Warming Scientists trapped in “melted” ice cap
CLASSIC!! if only old Al G. wuz there hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Dec 30, 2013 11:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
6Actual wrote:

You just cant make up stuff as good as this.
LOL LOL LOL!!! Global Warming Scientists trapped in “melted” ice cap
CLASSIC!! if only old Al G. wuz there hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Dec 30, 2013 11:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
6Actual wrote:

Climate warming fantasies proven wrong…Again! LOL

Dec 31, 2013 10:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
6Actual wrote:

Climate warming fantasies proven wrong…Again! LOL

Dec 31, 2013 10:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
JohnBB wrote:

Oh Dear MaggieMP you come across as a deeply unpleasant and troubled individual. You have fallen hook line and sinker for all the alarmist scare stories.

The penguins are not in any danger and are not declining in numbers. Penguins frequently have to walk up to 40 or even 50 kilometres for food, these penguins were only 7 to ten kilometres from the sea. But if you’re really that worried then give all your money to me and I can arrage for any hungry penguin to be fed.

Jan 01, 2014 9:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
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