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Global warming's glorious ship of fools (Mark Steyn)
Spectator (UK) ^ | 11 January 2014 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 01/18/2014 12:35:23 PM PST by neverdem

Has there ever been a better story? It's like a version of Titanic where first class cheers for the iceberg

Yes, yes, just to get the obligatory ‘of courses’ out of the way up front: of course ‘weather’ is not the same as ‘climate’; and of course the thickest iciest ice on record could well be evidence of ‘global warming’, just as 40-and-sunny and a 35-below blizzard and 12 degrees and partly cloudy with occasional showers are all apparently manifestations of ‘climate change’; and of course the global warm-mongers are entirely sincere in their belief that the massive carbon footprint of their rescue operation can be offset by the planting of wall-to-wall trees the length and breadth of Australia, Britain, America and continental Europe.

But still: you’d have to have a heart as cold and unmovable as Commonwealth Bay ice not to be howling with laughter at the exquisite symbolic perfection of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition ‘stuck in our own experiment’, as they put it. I confess I was hoping it might all drag on a bit longer and the cultists of the ecopalypse would find themselves drawing straws as to which of their number would be first on the roasting spit. On Douglas Mawson’s original voyage, he and his surviving comrade wound up having to eat their dogs. I’m not sure there were any on this expedition, so they’d probably have to make do with the Guardian reporters. Forced to wait a year to be rescued, Sir Douglas later recalled, ‘Several of my toes commenced to blacken and fester near the tips.’ Now there’s a man who’s serious about reducing his footprint.

But alas, eating one’s shipmates and watching one’s extremities drop off one by one is not a part of today’s high-end eco-doom tourism. Instead, the ice-locked warmists...

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agw; climatechangefraud; globalwarming; steyn

1 posted on 01/18/2014 12:35:23 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Useful idiots. To some extent they’ve set back the AGW cause even if the media tried hard to deep six the hilarious news.


2 posted on 01/18/2014 12:44:51 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: JLS

Steyn ping.


3 posted on 01/18/2014 12:45:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: neverdem

Amazing amount of ice for Summer time Antarctica


4 posted on 01/18/2014 12:47:15 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: neverdem
...and of course the thickest iciest ice on record could well be evidence of ‘global warming’...

I am not convinced of this. Climate change, maybe - which is natural - but not AGW.

5 posted on 01/18/2014 12:52:09 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


6 posted on 01/18/2014 1:18:17 PM PST by abclily
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To: abclily

The sense of self-importance of your average member of Congress far exceeds the Sun.


7 posted on 01/18/2014 1:20:26 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: neverdem

Good gravy, that was hysterical!


8 posted on 01/18/2014 1:21:30 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: abclily

Of course. God can cause any change He wishes and I think He is just having a good laugh on algore and his moneymaking minions.


9 posted on 01/18/2014 1:29:09 PM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: neverdem

Is the original ship still frozen in the ice, or have they managed to free it?


10 posted on 01/18/2014 1:53:51 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

The original ships and the rescue icebreaker (Chinese) were both freed several days later when the wind changed direction. The US polar Star rescue was called off.

The original ship made it home while the evacuees are still waiting for a lift.


11 posted on 01/18/2014 2:21:08 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: neverdem
"On Douglas Mawson’s original voyage, he and his surviving comrade wound up having to eat their dogs. I’m not sure there were any on this expedition, so they’d probably have to make do with the Guardian reporters."

Leave it to Steyn.

Delivers a funny stand alone line while also sticking a (rhetorical) shiv between the pompous Guardian's shoulder blades.

12 posted on 01/18/2014 2:28:52 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: neverdem
Is Mark Steyn really being sued by that "hockey stick" guy?

Anyway, this whimsical episode of "global warming" scientists trapped in ice - in the middle of summer - got me to get around to reading "Endurance" by Alfred Lansing. This is the true story of Ernie Shackleton's Antarctic expedition back in 1915-16. Truly amazing story of human survival (in which many seals, penguins and dogs get killed - but not a single human!).

Of course, the nutjobs on that Ship Of Fools never read it or they never would have engaged in such folly.

13 posted on 01/18/2014 2:34:14 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
Is Mark Steyn really being sued by that "hockey stick" guy?

Yes.

14 posted on 01/18/2014 2:35:23 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: neverdem
Evabody repeat after me:

The Milankovitch Glaciation Cycle

15 posted on 01/18/2014 2:45:55 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (This GOP is dead. What do we do now?)
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To: JLS

Ping again


16 posted on 01/18/2014 3:51:46 PM PST by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: abclily

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


Picasso-esque
I salute you.


17 posted on 01/18/2014 5:26:36 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: neverdem; 11B40; A Balrog of Morgoth; A message; ACelt; Aeronaut; AFPhys; AlexW; alrea; ...
DOOMAGE!

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18 posted on 01/18/2014 8:41:09 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: abclily

Comment of the Day


19 posted on 01/19/2014 5:16:14 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: SamAdams76

Maybe these people need to realize that there is a problem with the water not running over in Valley Forge, PA, yep the same site where the American Revolutionaries had to deal with below freezing temperatures and needed plenty of fires and crammed cabins for shelter over two centuries ago. Figures...


20 posted on 01/19/2014 5:18:00 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: meatloaf
It's like a version of Titanic where first class cheers for the iceberg ....

Elite liberals always seem to be cheering for the 'iceberg'...

21 posted on 01/19/2014 11:54:47 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: neverdem

I get this message: “You’ve reached your limit of free Spectator articles for this month”

Apparently, that limit is zero. I don’t recall accessing them in months.


22 posted on 01/19/2014 2:55:20 PM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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