” Fairfax Media’s Antarctic expedition” … abandoned?

The ‘media mission’ is just from the left. All Antarctic missions seem to have friendly media. Little mention is made of the climate change research going on. Embarrassed are they? They should be:

Antarctic rescue mission goes awry

December 31, 2013

Thick ice forces icebreaker retreat

An attempt by the Aurora Australis to free the ship Akademik Shokalskiy from sea ice in Antarctic was abandoned early Monday, says captain Murray Doyle.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/antarctic-rescue-mission-goes-awry-20131230-30337.html#ixzz2p1MCnIi7

Guardian shills are not to be outdone:

One might argue that with photos like the one below, this whole “Spirit of Mawson” research expedition, is little more than a media stunt.


Source: [ http://twitter.com/GdnAntarctica/status/412977161323036672 ]

The ABC won’t mention the kind of ‘research’ that was taking place, either: News about Akademik Shokalskiy, Abc


CNN reports: […] The leader of the expedition, Professor Chris Turney, spoke on “New Day” Monday and said “Everyone’s doing really well, I’m incredibly proud of them all. They’ve been holding together really incredibly – looking after one another, people are dealing with the issues in their own unique ways, of course, but ultimately it’s an amazingly supportive group so we’re just taking each day, and sometimes each hour, as it comes.”

You can follow the boat at SpiritofMawson.com.

It’s a ‘media winter Olympics’ event … except, News Ltd are not invited and need not attend.

Update, should have realized that the BBC are there too: The BBC World Service’s science producer, Andrew Luck-Baker is there and will take your questions about the expedition. What would you like to ask him?

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