Today’s Ship of fools episode
What’s to look forward to?
I’m off to Antarctica tomorrow! It seems appropriate that my last post here before I go is about campaigning for effective action on climate change.
Rice on Christmas Day is stuck in ice […]
Rice on New Years Day is stuck in ice
Rescue For Antarctic Ice-Bound Ship Under Threat
A rescue mission for a ship trapped in ice in Antarctica is under threat as reports have emerged that one of the assisting vessels may itself be stuck. Fifty-two passengers and four crew members were due to be evacuated by helicopter from China’s Xue Long ship as soon as conditions allowed.
However, the Xue Long has barely moved in a day and may be stuck in the ice.
The research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy has been trapped for nearly a week with 74 scientists, tourists and crew.
The ship is stocked with food and is in no danger, the team on board says.
The planned air evacuation required that the two icebreakers in the immediate area – the Xue Long and the Australian Aurora Australis – be positioned close to each other in open water, clear of the pack ice.
However, the captain of the Xue Long has told the Shokalskiy that he is keeping his vessel in a “holding position”.
The Aurora Australis, is now understood to be planning to carve through the dense thick pack to assist the Xue Long. […]
Last 24 hours at the Guardian Live:
- 1. Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: ‘An electron and a positron walked into a bar…’
- 2. New year celebrations on an ice-locked ship in Antarctica – in pictures
- 3. Climate change models underestimate likely temperature rise, report shows
- 4. Happy New Year: an illogical, unreasonable statement
- 5. New year on board the Akademik Shokalskiy – video
No 3, Heh, they wish. This is the ‘temperature rise’ you want but can’t find, just models to help with their predicament.
They will have plenty of time to read this then: http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/12/30/leading-expert-modeler-prof-christopher-essex-tells-why-climate-models-hardly-better-than-hocus-pocus-welcome-to-wonderland-recalls-perversion-of-science-we-want-you-to-come-up-with-the-sm/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ClimateDepot+%28Climate+Depot%29