ill-fated passengers, rescued from pack ice …

Update: Xue Long is still stuck in ice and will wait with the Akademika Sholskiy until they are able to free themselves, whilst the Aurora Australis is returning to Casey to complete tasks already part finished.

Members of the failed expedition (Intrepid Science) to support their climate change agenda are lambasted by Dr Tol at Jonova: Richard Tol (@RichardTol)

Besides the big bucks of the icebreakers, there are the small dramas of the PhD students. 12 out of 18 had no legitimate research reason to be there. One of them, for instance, is doing research on urban microclimates and presumably wanted to study the capital of Antarctica.

They’ve missed their flights home. They may have missed teaching duties. They’ll need to explain why they went over budget. Questions will be asked what they were doing there in the first place, and who approved their trip. These are big sums of money on a student budget.

A day in the life on the Shokalskiy life – Youtube video

A brief snapshot on board the Shokalskiy from the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013-2014. Movie crafted by expeditioner Taylor ThompsonFuller.. Youtube 

Leader Chris Turney, the Black Knight has already been profiled, but can’t resist adding: Professor Stuck In Antarctic Ice On Multi-Million Dollar Taxpayer Funded Boondoggle, Supports Carbon Tax

Then there is Alvin Stone, who appears on a video as having aged 30 years since this linked in image was taken:

Alvin Stone

Alvin Stone

Media and Communications at UNSW ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

  1. UNSW ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science
  1. Australasian Antarctic Expedition,
  2. Primary Communication,
  3. WWF-Australia

Erik’s video comment says he is paid to be stuck in Antarctic ice. He is an oceanographer! Dr Erik Van Sebille – Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Centre of

Dr Erik Van Sebille. Associate Investigator. CCRC (UNSW). Level 4, Matthews Building, UNSW. Phone: (02) 9385 7196. Email: 

Then there’s Green’s Senator-elect, Janet Rice, who thinks new roads are unnecessary dinosaurs, and Fitzroy residents are dumb:  Greens candidate Janet Rice


Intrepid Science

Is the series of expedition videos

Intrepid Science. by Chris Turney. Recent; Date; Label; Author. We’re off! Nov 28th. Final preparations. Nov 22nd. Antarctic Scribbles: The winners of the Oz and 

I guess that the rest may be too embarrassed … let’s see what is reported on their eventual return. More will be added once identified for future discussions.

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