It get’s worse:
Interestingly, media descriptions of climate change professor Turney have changed since he became trapped by ice during a voyage intended to reveal the extent of climate change. Following several days of enforced ice observation for Turney and his pals, the ABC now avoids any mention of their climate change quest. Also interesting is that one of those on board thinks warming might be a good thing for penguins:
These birds feed on the seashore, which has moved some 70km thanks to ice around Cape Denison. Every extra kilometre the penguins have to walk reduces the energy available for rearing young. Until iceberg B09B melts and the fast ice dissipates and returns open water to Cape Denison, penguin numbers will continue to drop.
So might numbers of Antarctic “tourists”, whose situation is now compared to previous mockery:
For the latest hilarious overview of events aboard the Academik Stuck-a-lotski, please read Roger Franklin.
UPDATE: Follow Fairfax Media’s Antarctic expedition here
Plans to rescue 52 passengers trapped on the stricken Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy have been thrown into disarray after the Chinese ice-breaker Xue Long itself became stuck in pack ice, west of the Mertz Glacier.