cracking up … and it’s not just the ice

It’s worse than you think, (typical global warming statement), it’s cracked: The spirit of Turney

[…] Although now rescued at great expense, both in terms of money and genuine scientific endeavours, the sentiments found in the opening of Andrew’s post should now adhere to the entire global warming enterprise from now until forever: Read it all and watch the hilarious video

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Treacher at The Daily Caller chuckles aloud: Ship that rescued global-warming scientists from polar ice may be stuck in, um, polar ice; “climate deniers” rejoice

It can’t get better than this, at Tim Blair’s, maybe A&E will get the TV rights:


Chris Turney, patriarch of Antarctica’s stuck dynasty – he was joined on his ice-surrounded global warming adventure by wife Annette and children Kara and Robert – is now free:

“It’s 100 percent we’re off!” Chris Turney, a professor and a leader of the scientific expedition, said on Twitter with a link to a video of the Snow Eagle landing.

The New York Times declines to give Turney his full, hilarious title: professor of climate change. It’s become an inconvenience, you might say. As for his “100 percent!” exultation, you’d think events of the past week might have taught Turney a thing or two about faith and certainty. While Australia’s carbon choir is now liberated, their rescuers are trapped, as Ross Clark reports:

The havoc created by Professor Chris Turney’s Antarctic expedition has since increased.  The Xue Long, the Chinese ship which provided the helicopter to airlift Turney and his colleagues from the Akademik Shokalskiy to the Aurora Australis, has itself now become stuck in ice

Our friend Tracy Rogers, Turney’s colleague at the University of New South Wales, has been commenting on her rescue.  ‘The Chinese captain is an incredible ambassador for his country,’ she said today. She is very lucky that China, which normally incurs the wrath of the climate change lobby due to its fondness for new coal-fired power stations, has chosen the path to wealth – which includes ships and helicopters able to rescue scientists in distress – rather than a path to carbon-free enlightenment. Whatever the carbon footprint of the average Chinese person, it is a long, long way short of that of Chris Turney and his colleagues this week.

Laughing boy can also thank Australian taxpayers:

Taxpayers will foot a $400,000 bill for the rescue of a group of climate scientists, tourists and journalists from a stranded Russian research vessel – an operation that has blown the contingency budget of Australia’s Antarctic program and disrupted its scientific work.

Other scientists are not amused. Tim Blair Saturday, January 04, 2014 (3:09pm)

It’s a moral dilemma says Goddard:

Turney’s global warming scientists are being rescued from record Antarctic ice by fossil fuel powered vehicles, which 97% of climate experts are 99% certain made all the ice disappear in 2013.

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About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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