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MSM Glosses Over Irony Of Global Warming Scientists Trapped In Antarctic Ice
cnn/youtube ^ | Dec 28, 2013 | yazchattiest

Posted on 12/29/2013 2:29:36 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

Somewhere far, far to the south where it is summer, a group of global warming scientists are trapped in the Antarctic ice. If you missed the irony of that situation, it is because much of the mainstream media has glossed over that rather inconvenient bit of hilarity. As an example here is an Associated Press story that avoids mentioning the real mission of the scientists aboard the icebound Russian ship:

The Snow Dragon icebreaker came within 7 miles (11 kilometers) of the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been stuck since Christmas Eve, but had to retreat after the ice became too thick, said expedition spokesman Alvin Stone.

The Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been on a research expedition to Antarctica, got stuck Tuesday after a blizzard's whipping winds pushed the sea ice around the ship, freezing it in place. The ship wasn't in danger of sinking, and there are weeks' worth of supplies for the 74 scientists, tourists and crew on board, but the vessel cannot move.

So what was the exact mission of these scientists? AP is rather vague about this reporting only:

The scientific team on board the research ship — which left New Zealand on Nov. 28 — had been recreating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson's century-old voyage to Antarctica when it became trapped. They plan to continue their expedition after they are freed, expedition leader Chris Turney said.

Um, there is a bit more to the expedition than merely following in the footsteps of a century-old voyage. But what that mission really is, AP won't say. If AP is vague about the mission's purpose, Reuters provides even less information.

Since the MSM isn't forthcoming as to the real purpose of those scientists traveling to Antarctica, we turn to Whats Up With That for more insight:

The expedition is being led by Chris Turney, "climate scientist", who has "set up a carbon refining company called Carbonscape which has developed technology to fix carbon from the atmosphere and make a host of green bi-products, helping reduce greenhouse gas levels." The purpose of the expedition is "to discover and communicate the environmental changes taking place in the south."

It seems they found out what the "environmental changes taking place in the south." are.

Finally, National Geographic bluntly states the mission purpose:

...The current crop of explorers are hoping to document some of the same data and compare them to Mawson's numbers, "using the twist of modern technology," Turney told National Geographic earlier this month.

As may be expected, global warming might play a role in this, he suggests, particularly with respect to melted ice in the East Antarctic.

Ah, so now we see why the MSM reluctance to flat out state why the scientists are in the Antarctic. Anything to avoid an inconvenient (but accurate) headline like this:

GLOBAL WARMING SCIENTISTS TRAPPED IN ANTARCTIC ICE


TOPICS: Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; shokalskiy

1 posted on 12/29/2013 2:29:36 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Cripes, just take the people off the ship, and they can go back when (and IF!!) it ever thaws out!

We have the technology.

Temps here near Seattle last month:

-4F compared to same time last year.


2 posted on 12/29/2013 2:44:43 AM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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The scientists obviously denied climate changes affecting their route.

Politics aside, a look forward to news concerning the vessels arctic decampment.


3 posted on 12/29/2013 2:50:36 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
GLOBAL WARMING SCIENTISTS TRAPPED IN ANTARCTIC ICE.

4 posted on 12/29/2013 3:12:33 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. " If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Up Date BBC Radio:
“The Ice appears to be cracking, giving hope that the Australian Ice Breaker will soon be able to reach them.”


5 posted on 12/29/2013 4:04:04 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. " If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Too bad Gore isn’t with these brave Gorebal Warming scientists. His only chance to be a brave leader hunkered down with his fellow scientists.

It’s an Inconvenient Truth that junk science can be spread over a gullible world like so much marmalade.


6 posted on 12/29/2013 4:07:40 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Let’m all freeze to death...Happy, happy, happy New Year.


7 posted on 12/29/2013 4:48:32 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The real irony is that everyone on the trapped ship is absolutely certain that Global Warming is the cause of their situation. Liberalism truly is a mental disease.


8 posted on 12/29/2013 4:49:50 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Senator_Blutarski
I feel bad for the crew of this ship, but then again, they must have known what they were signing up for. Remember that it was "global warming scientists" who chartered this ship and they were on a mission to "prove" that global warming exists. I bet they even packed sunscreen and swimming trunks.

I say let them sit out there until (and if) the ice ever melts. They can always shoot penguins and polar bears for food. I hope they enjoy their "global warming."

9 posted on 12/29/2013 4:56:20 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Global warming is a MORAL issue in the heads of these people and as such they can never be wrong no matter what the facts are.

They can never be persuaded so they must be defeated.


10 posted on 12/29/2013 5:04:30 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: SamAdams76
They can always shoot penguins and polar bears for food.

I'd LOVE to see them depend upon Polar Bears as a food source there. It would serve to thin the ranks a bit!

11 posted on 12/29/2013 5:29:24 AM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: All
Libtard "Global Warming" Update: The Ice Thickens; Stranded Ship In Antarctic Awaits New Rescue Plan
12 posted on 12/29/2013 6:03:20 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SamAdams76

No polar bears in the Antarctic.......


13 posted on 12/29/2013 6:05:12 AM PST by JW1949
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To: JW1949
No polar bears in the Antarctic...

My Gawd, global warming has already driven them to extinction in the Antarctic! /AGW nitwit mode

14 posted on 12/29/2013 6:10:01 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Berlin_Freeper

15 posted on 12/29/2013 7:52:31 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. " If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds.")
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To: JW1949

Well, there seems to be plenty of penguins around. They will just have to work harder.


16 posted on 12/29/2013 8:03:27 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: moose07
Scientists Trapped In Record Sea Ice Announce That It Is Disappearing
17 posted on 12/29/2013 8:05:50 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
That writeup truly is something special.
Contradicting himself twice in the same paragraph.
This must be a learned condition; nobody is born that silly, are they?
Thanks for that ,he says wide eyed with disbelief. :)
18 posted on 12/29/2013 8:38:50 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. " If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds.")
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To: moose07

LoL!
I hope they stay there a long time.


19 posted on 12/29/2013 8:45:29 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: SamAdams76

Hosted 400 privileged attendees aboard a 180 foot boat for the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival once, and for sure “never again”.


20 posted on 12/29/2013 7:19:33 PM PST by Ozark Tom
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To: moose07
Second Icebreaker Nears Ship Stranded Off Antarctica
An Australian icebreaker worked its way slowly through thick ice off Antarctica early Monday in the latest attempt to rescue about 70 people aboard a stranded research ship.
21 posted on 12/30/2013 2:52:45 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
30 December 2013 Last updated at 08:23
Antarctic ship: Third rescue bid halted by bad weather.
This looks like a real bad case of Globull warming to me. LOL.
22 posted on 12/30/2013 3:06:00 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. " If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Oh, look!
23 posted on 12/30/2013 3:07:04 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. " If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds.")
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To: moose07

That will be an interesting find in 1000 years. The ship mission: “Investigating the disappearance of polar ice due to man-made global warming”.


24 posted on 12/30/2013 3:19:34 AM PST by jughandle
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To: jughandle

To be a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ when that is read out in public... :)


25 posted on 12/30/2013 3:32:06 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. " If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds.")
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To: jughandle; moose07

LOL! AAAA! LOL!


26 posted on 12/30/2013 3:43:41 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; jughandle
Okay, Gentlefolk, let's get comfortable...


27 posted on 12/30/2013 3:51:09 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. " If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gee! I wonder WHO wrote this story. BTW, this story now featured on the Drudge Report!!!


28 posted on 12/30/2013 9:53:58 AM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: PJ-Comix

Excellent PJ-Comix, keep up the good work my FRiend!


29 posted on 12/30/2013 10:21:46 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Psst! Also mentioned by Mark Steyn substituting for Rush. Fortunately I can listed to the beginning of the show again at 2 PM EST since station KOA in Denver rebroadcasts it via iheartradio at that time.


30 posted on 12/30/2013 10:26:55 AM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: All; PJ-Comix
MSM Glosses Over Irony of Global Warming Scientists Trapped in Antarctic Ice
By P.J. Gladnick
31 posted on 12/30/2013 10:27:10 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: PJ-Comix
Super! :D

Kudos! - doing the work that the MSM refuse to do.

32 posted on 12/30/2013 10:36:42 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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