By now, we’re all familiar with the mother of all ironies as a Ship of Fools packed with Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) zealots got trapped in Antarctic sea ice.
You can’t make this stuff up. A group of people that claim sea ice is melting on the poles plans an Antarctic expedition to document the sea ice melt but instead gets trapped in the sea ice and has to be air rescued by helicopter. That kind of fail is reserved for the most ignorant of humans and can be likened to two submarine detecting submarines colliding in the open ocean (which actually happened).
We’d expect the AGW cult to use this inconvenient truth to seriously examine their models and theses but instead you can expect the AGW Team to spin this like nothing significant happened.
I can see the AGW cult spinning this failure two ways but we must be informed and not allow them to get away with it.
Spin #1 – The leader (Chris Turney) wasn’t going there to examine melting ice but just leading a tour retracing the path of an expedition that occurred in 1912.
First, Chris Turney is a high priest in the AGW cult as you can see from this video:
Here is Chris Turney blaming hurricane Sandy on Climate Change:
Chris Turley and his team believe that sea ice is melting and even though they were actually stuck in the ice, the AGW cult members on board doubled down in a message here.
“We’re stuck in our own experiment. We came to Antarctica to study how one of the biggest icebergs in the world has altered the system by trapping ice. We followed Sir Douglas Mawson’s footsteps into Commonwealth Bay, and are now ourselves trapped by ice surrounding our ship.”
“Sea ice is disappearing due to climate change, but here ice is building up. We have found this has changed the system on many levels. The increase in sea ice has freshened the seawater below, so much so that you can almost drink it. This change will have impacts on the deep ocean circulation.”
It should be noted that like all good AGW high priests (see Al Gore), Chris Turney has a financial interest in keeping this lie going.
“Chris Turney is, apparently, Professor of Climate Change at the University of NSW. He is also a Director of Carbonscape Holdings, which has “developed technology to fix carbon from the atmosphere and make a host of green bi-products, helping reduce greenhouse gas levels.”
Carbonscape, a company based in New Zealand, is funded by several government bodies there, such as the Ministry of Science & Innovation, the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise.
Chris Turney wants others to get into this Ponzi scheme as well:
Make no mistake about it, Chris Turney is an AGW cult high priest and he lead this trip to Antarctica with the intent of documenting ice melt but instead encountered a wall of sea ice to rebut his cult beliefs.
Spin #2 – The ice appeared quickly and was a freak phenomenon.
Chris Turney seemed to allude to this as the cause of their debacle here in this tweet:
A “breakout”, huh?
No, this wasn’t a sudden event. Here is a graph of the Antarctic sea ice extent and you can see that for the past 4 months Antarctica has seen ice formation outside 2 standard deviations of the average for the past 30 years.
So expect the AGW cult to use these two spin tactics to divert attention away from this epic failure. It is our job to ensure that we rebut these lies and prove to everyone that the AGW cult members are the real deniers of science.
Addendum – Here are a couple more ironic tweets from Chris Turney over the past year: