Expedition vessel hired by group of global-warming scientists.
The Chinese icebreaker trying to reach a Russian-flagged expedition vessel trapped for the past four days in frozen Antarctic ice is now also now stuck in the ice, says CNN News.
The Chinese crew is hoping a French icebreaker 14 nautical miles away will arrive and offer relief, said Zhu Li, chief officer of the Chinese ship.
Thanks to Lyn Jenkins,Dean Koehler and Laurel for these links
“Maybe God has got a sense of humour?” says Lyn. “Climate change investigators stuck in ice in Antarctica in High Summer !! Then the Chinese ice-breaker rescuing them also gets stuck in ice !!?”
Expedition vessel hired by global warming scientists
The expedition vessel was hired by a group of global warming scientists, says Craig Rucker at CFact.
“Chris Turney, the leader of the expedition, is a professor of climate change at the University of New South Wales,” says CFact. “He rounded up a few dozen pals, chartered a Russian ship, and set off on a taxpayer funded junket to Antarctica.”
“On Christmas day the expedition radioed for help after the ship became trapped in this year’s tremendous Antarctic ice, which may set a record.
“A Chinese ice breaker steamed in to the rescue, but found the ice too thick to reach the trapped warmists who are now hoping an Australian ice breaker might be able to get through.”
(I’ve read that the junket was taxpayer-funded, but haven’t yet verified that. Now taxpayers are certainly paying to rescue them.)
Thanks to Sonya Porter and Allan Cotterill for this link
“Great way to cap off a less than perfect year for the warmist camp,” says Allan.