AGW Epic Fail

The tide has been turning against man-made global warming, but the advocates of the theory powered full speed ahead into a PR nightmare.

Finding Climate Change
It will be interesting to see if the scientists, led by one Chris Turney, is capable of observing that the climate has indeed changed now that the Chinese icebreaker, Snow Dragon, was unable to even get within five miles of the trapped ship. One would assume that if it was possible to reach the camp by sea one hundred years ago, but the camp is no longer accessible due to the expanding ice cap, the obvious conclusion is that the climate has changed for the colder.

I'm afraid it is unlikely, though. One hallmark of modern science is its amazing ability to ignore any observations that don't confirm its hypotheses. The failed mission to the South Pole is only the latest embarrassment for climate science, and appears that more embarrassments will follow because the climate scientists don't seem inclined to abandon their insistence that the Earth is getting warmer no matter how cold it gets.

Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat... because of too much ice: Stranded Antarctic ship's crew will be rescued by helicopter
The expedition is being lead by Chris Turney, a climate scientist, who was hoping to reach the base camp of Douglas Mawson, one of the most famous Antarctic explorers, and repeat observations done by him in 1912 to see what impact climate change had made.

It is thought that the group, which includes scientific researchers and a journalist, will now be able to escape by air after two sea rescues failed.
Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis was unable to reach them because it was not strong enough to break through.

A top-of-the-range Chinese icebreaker, the Snow Dragon ('Xue Long'), was deployed earlier in the week, and hoped to reach the ship by saturday.
However just after midnight on Friday it too got stuck just six nautical miles from the ship.

Scientists trapped in Antarctic ice await dramatic helicopter rescue after week spent ‘singing with the seals’
After a series of rescue efforts repeatedly thwarted by blizzards, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Centre announced early Thursday local time that weather had sufficiently cleared to allow a Chinese helicopter aboard the icebreaker vessel Xue Long to pick up the 52 passengers. The rescue promised to be a “complex operation involving a number of steps” and dependent on weather, the rescue centre said.

......But the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which sought to retrace the steps famous Australian Antarctic geologist Douglas Mawson tread 100 years ago to see how the landscape had changed, was also mocked by climate-change deniers making hay of the fact that a group of researchers devoted to tracking global warming would get stuck in ice they claim is melting.

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