Skip to comments.Antarctic Expedition to Plant 'Thousands of Trees' to Off Set Carbon Footprint of Rescue (!!!)
Posted on 01/06/2014 9:26:23 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
Members of the Antarctic expedition trapped in the regions icy tundra have pledged to plant "thousands" of trees to "cover" the carbon footprint resulting from their rescue. The Russian ship Akademik Shokalskiy became lodged in ice on Christmas Eve during a research study on global warming.
Debate has heated up, no pun intended, over exactly how many trees will need to be planted to offset the rescue effort's "damage."
The expedition had pledged to plant about 800 kauri trees in Northland to cover its carbon footprint. Environmentalists believe planting trees helps to offset the impact of burning fuels such as diesel.
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Next time send a nuclear powered submarine, and they should pledge to build a couple (dozens?) nuclear power plants?
‘Global warming science team trapped in ice and record cold’
Yes, and I am sure they will form a ring and sing songs to praise Mother Gaia.
Instead of US Coast Guards and us US Taxpayers.
They do realize everyone of them will die within days, right? This is satire, right?
Funny, you’d think they would have planted them in
Uh... to be fair...
they probably aren’t planning on planting them in Antarctica...
Every news story reads like a comedy script to me today.
I don't know where that is....
First thought came to mind -
Fake Christmas trees can survive planting in Antarctica.
Any one noticed this? ‘.... to offset the rescue effort’s “damage.” ‘?
These numbskulls view their rescue as ‘damaging’.
So to avoid ‘damage’, ignore them and let them thaw out by natural ways......
Here’s the problem with these dingbats. Imagine if you had just planted thousands of Trees...because of your footprint, your “net” amounts to zero. Idiots!!
Northland is one of the regions of New Zealand. The main center is the city of Whangarei and the largest town is Kerikeri.
The trees, the EnviroNuts, or both?
Plant the trees, and another group of enviro-nazis will cut them down to make way for wind farms.
Look at it this way, they could have paid for the abortions on demand for a number of babies that would be the equivalent of the number of trees and have a longer lasting effect.
Then on the other hand, they could kill themselves and a number of relatives to offset the damage they have inflected upon the environment.
Will this curse of Global Warming never end?
My guess is that they are catching a lot of flak from their fellow true-believers. They were mocked so brutally on the internet (at a time of a severe cold wave in the US), and the combination of the two has to have an effect on the lower information types.
This is their penance, and path back into the good graces of the flock.
I was going to suggest planting 800 ‘climate scientists’ as that would have an IMMEDIATE effect on any so-called carbon footprint.....
Actually, increased CO2 levels result in increased plant growth....naturally.
Why not? They should be planting coconut trees! Then the polar bears can have lots of yummy coconut meat to feast on!
Hey, come to think of it, a coconut ought to be the symbol on their flag!
> Uh... to be fair...
they probably arent planning on planting them in Antarctica...
You underestimate liberal craziness...lol
And I think we all need to have more wood-fired and charcoal-fired Barbeques for counter-compensate this “green” insanity. . .
Heck, the extra fossil fuels burned in the current “Polar Vortex” will more than offset it as well. . .
Of course, if I was evil, I’d get the name and address of each and every one of the “rescue-ees” and send ‘em photos of the land we clear-cut in reaction. . . (evil grin)
for a second I thought they meant they were going to plant a forest in Antarctica
I’ve got some ribs on charcoal right now.
Yeah, it 3 degrees above...
Liberals. The world’s most expensive comedians.
What about the thousands of trees cut down in Scotland to make way for Wind Farms ?
I can think of at least a million places where trees grow better than the Antarctic.
Sounds to me that they should be doing something to put more carbon in the air.... Need to do something about global cooling.
But of course.
It is all about HOW THEY FEEL....
“Natural Cycle” in Treehuggers’ term.
I love trees... I hate enviro-nazis.
I’ll help them out by planting a couple plum trees this spring. But I will be cutting down about 40 dying ash trees too. So they better plant 38 extra because of me. I guess I wasn’t a big help after all. oh well...
You sir... are the real deal!
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Hey - let them knock themselves out. They wanna plant trees to offset whatever the hell, let ‘em. Let them feel all good and warm and fuzzy about themselves; maybe this will lead them to stop being idiotic scientists for all of us.
They absolutely need to plant all those thousands of trees in the Antarctic, where they have fouled the planet. No fair planting them elsewhere.
Excellent idea! Plant the 800 ‘climate scientists’ in Antarctica. That would save a lot of money for our sane citizens.
Ah, but coconut oil is bad for you...because...
well, because it’s yummy.
The latest lib madness is the movement to disinvest in fossil fuel companies. Yeah, shut them down tomorrow. The effect? The loss of millions of jobs, mass bankruptcies, the mass disruption of transportation, disruption of the food supply, and putting tens of millions of people into the cold, probably with hundreds or even thousands of deaths. Such is liberal wisdom.
What is better proof that global warming has become a cult than carbon sinners must atone for their transgressions against the global warming gods by planting trees.
They are such hippocrites. Even before the rescue efforts they spent huge amounts of fossil fuels to go on their little cruise. Now they are spinning it into how thoughtful they are by planning to plant trees.
The trees will do better if they have lots of CO2 for food.
Won’t the darkening of land masses with vegetation simply INCREASE the earth’s temperature?
The idiot professor claims the expedition is in the spirit of Mawson, the Australian explorer. The man’s actually defaming Mawson with that claim. Mawson saved himself with an unbelievable act of endurance. Chris Turney and fellow partiers by comparison are despicable.
Here’s a link to his tweets. Quite a few folks already nailed his dumb ass for stupidity.