Monday, December 30, 2013

"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. Even though it is summer in the Antarctic, waiting for the ice to break up on its own is not an option,
Dr. Turney said, because of the risk that the ship could drift along with the ice and collide with one of several icebergs in the area, which are drifting independently of the pack ice.
Dr. Turney is a professor of climate change at the University of New South Wales.
Since the ship became stuck, Dr. Turney and others have been a regular presence on Twitter and other social media sites. Some have made short videos describing their experiences.

Dr. Turney said that some of the people aboard had gone onto the ice to study birds and make other scientific observations, and that others had occupied themselves on board with ad-hoc classes in subjects like knot tying. And a steady diet of films has been available to help pass the time, he said.
“At first, people were starting to watch disaster movies,” Dr. Turney added. “But I had to stop that.” Now it is mostly comedies, although episodes of the hit series “Breaking Bad” have been popular, too.
Intapundit mocks "WAIT, ISN’T IT SUMMER DOWN THERE?

17 comments:

AllenS said...

It's winter here in Wisconsin and colder than a witches tit. Can you imagine how much ice is at the North Pole?

Witches tits!

edutcher said...

I thought the Red Chinese were inexorable.

PS Never heard that expression until I met The Blonde (I would imagine a witch's tits would be as warm as any other woman's).

In SE PA, we'd just say it was bitter cold (or as my old Irish mom liked to say, bitter chocolate cold).

bagoh20 said...

Stupid, uneducated, unscientific ice. There is a consensus among most leading ice, but this is clearly closed-minded right wing denier ice.

Sixty Grit said...

Time for Rit Mo to tell us that all the ice in the world has melted and that Algore is a god. A god, I tells ya!

AllenS said...

You know what else besides duck calls that Phil Robertson and his redneck clan makes at the duck call factory? Ice. That's right, ice.

bagoh20 said...

Why don't they just form a consensus that the ice is gone and float right out of there?. Maybe draw up a peer reviewed hockey stick and chop it away in a single blow.

Lem said...

Tea party ice... lol

Shouting Thomas said...

I hope to hell they don't start playing "Electric Slide!"

Shouting Thomas said...

Man, they play that one seven times a day on every friggin' cruise I've taken.

Lem said...

The chinese could go to moon but could not break tea party ice... thats how cold tea party ice is.

ricpic said...

In Vermont they would say "It's wicked cold."

In Vermont the folks who live way down south along the Massachusetts border are mocked as no better than flatlanders, because they live in "the banana belt," I kid you not.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I find the Schadenfreud to be rather warming!

Unknown said...

uneducated unscientific right wing ice. lolz.

Sixty Grit said...

Must use icebreaker to prove global warming in summer!

Commies, the whole lot of 'em.

chickelit said...

Sixty Grit said...

Time for Rit Mo to tell us that all the ice in the world has melted and that Algore is a god. A god, I tells ya!

The facts are consistent with a northern hemisphere warmer than a southern one; water vapor moves to and condenses where it's colder.

al-Gore (PPBUH)* is a profit, not a god.
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*Peace Prize Be Upon Him

Sixty Grit said...

I figured it was due to the water all running downhill or something.

Trooper York said...

You know what the perfect name for an Icebreaker would be?

"So Do You Come Here Often?"