Global Warming Expedition Stopped In Its Tracks By Arctic Sea Ice

North East passage completely blocked by ice that the team said didn’t exist in summer months. Oops!

20 July 2016 – A group of adventurers, sailors, pilots and climate scientists (Tony Heller calls them “climate clowns”) that recently started a journey around the North Pole in an effort to show the lack of ice, has been blocked from further travels by ice.

The Polar Ocean Challenge is taking a two month journey that will see them go from Bristol, Alaska, to Norway, then to Russia through the North East passage, back to Alaska through the North West passage, to Greenland and then ultimately back to Bristol. Their objective, as laid out by their website, was to demonstrate “that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far now in the summer months that sea that was permanently locked up now can allow passage through.”

Arctic ice - 17to19Juyl2016
Graphic courtesy

There has been one small hiccup thus-far though: they are currently stuck in Murmansk, Russia because there is too much ice blocking the North East passage the team said didn’t exist in summer months, according to Real Climate Science.

See entire article by Craig Boudreau:


Thanks to Val Robins for these links

31 thoughts on “Global Warming Expedition Stopped In Its Tracks By Arctic Sea Ice”

  1. Just like when Obama went to visit Alaska and they had to break the ice with ice breakers and they wound up getting stuck! Unfuckingbelievable! Lol!

  2. Is that a solar-powered ice breaker? Or at least a hybrid? Maybe it’s powered by wind. Ship of fools.

  3. AND, can anyone state with confidence – who is responsible for the payment of cost for this party, errr I mean – trip?


  4. I like the part that states their coordinates are not even in the Arctic circle as of yet..if ever because their a ship of fools.The melt season is past the 50% mark ..they should have installed an ice melting Lazer or ray gun at the bow.

  5. When a true believe gets a slap in the face by reality, it rarely convinces him/her. It usually takes multiple slaps, and sometimes, even that doesn’t do it, because true believes often have an enormous emotional investment in their cause. To the people on the sidelines, true believers, who are obviously backing the wrong horse, and shrugging off the facts, do indeed look like clowns.

  6. couldnt make it up 😉
    funny as!
    theres a bit of fun being had in Aus over FlimFlamFlannerys and his..never rain again drivel..most reservoirs are close to 80% some a bit less but majoruty are good.
    and the billions wasted on desal plants?
    they JUST sold some water IRRESPECTIVE of it NOT being required at Victoria. at Taxpayers expense to purchase..and bump up water bills statewide.

  7. Ecuador: One degree Celsius recorded on July 16 in southern Quito. The cold was extreme in the early hours of today Saturday, July 16, 2016, in the sector of Cutuglagua, south of Quito. The thermometer marked, between 04:00 and 06:00 one degree Celsius. The data offered him Wladimir Arriaga, Inamhi coach. The area is at the foot of Atacazo and icy atmosphere is a constant. On June 4 marked 2.8 degrees. Its people, especially the neighborhood San Jose de Cutuglagua, is already used. This temperature reduction was also noted in the north, although not as extreme. In the La Carolina it was recorded in the early hours of this morning, 8.4 degrees Celsius. What should be so cold? According to Arriaga by the conditions that occurred during the morning yesterday, ie, low cloud cover and thus heat is soon lost. This behavior is recurrent cold throughout the inter-Andean corridor and southern part of eastern Ecuador. Jorge Benalcázar, weather observer for the Izobamba station (adjacent to the neighborhood San Jose de Cutuglagua) indicated that the extreme cold is because the area Cutuglagua not have much vegetation and the lack of trees, the wind swats. Even thunderstorms are frequent.

  8. Argentina, July 21, 2016. In Gan Gan and Gastre worries that intense snowfall left people isolated.
    Yesterday three trucks of Civil Defense and CORFO attempted to reach the homes of the affected families to deliver food, water, mattresses and blankets. Meanwhile, progress in road work opening roads, hoping to stop the snow and increase the heat to thaw occurs. More than a week in the area of ​​the plateau of Chubut began to snow. It was first slowly and slow. However, in recent days the intensity increased, leaving isolated rural dwellers who had to be assisted. (..) Ricardo Sepúlveda, village head of Gan Gan, also expressed concern about this situation. “We had a snowfall surprise because until now it had snowed very little and it rained a lot. It was complicated in the fields around and part of the saw. At this time part of the fields there is an average of 200 people and surely all men are isolated, but the machines are already working and we are on alert, “he said.
    Sepulveda explained in the Sierra snow exceeds 80 cm and in some cases reaches one meter, although he knows that in Gastre the picture is even more complex and in some sectors, according to testimony from the people themselves, it exceeded 2 meters.

  9. It appears these “scientists” looked at the maps that have been altered by their own group of Global Warming fabricators. Following the lies has brought them to the truth.

    I wonder how many scientists as purists have believed the lies because “scientists” practice science not lies? In other words they honestly believed a real scientist wouldn’t fabricate the “science”. Now they know.

    • Your statement reminds me of the old Soviet Union who altered their maps so that you would not be able to locate towns and any other thing of importance! LOL

  10. It is terrible when nature does not follow the global warming projections.
    However, they will solve this problem by simply writing a report stating that their travels were uninterrupted by ice and that all the ice had melted.
    The MSM will parrot the report without any regard to the truth. And the White House will repeat it over and over.

  11. Wasn’t it Piers Corbyn who says you know when your a real idiot when you got stuck in ice which you predict it to not be there in the first place.

  12. Two Christmastimes ago a group of scientists went to the Arctic to document the ice loss. They got stuck, the icebreaker got stuck & they had to be helicoptered out.

  13. Most “warmists” are deluded, they believe, if you think it’s so, it’ll make it so. They’re living in a fantasy world.

  14. All that sea-ice not melting despite June reported as the 14th successive hottest month on record! All that heat is probably hiding in deep space.

  15. Um… your summary has them going from Britol Alaska… but their description seems to show Bristol U.K.

    It looks to me like they barely made it past Norway when they got stuck at the first Russian port.

    They still have a bit of melt season time, but even if they follow a Russian icebreaker to Alaska, getting back will be a hard nut. It will be at least September and Arctic fall is not a good time to start a passage.

  16. Every year I read about these fools getting stuck in the ice trying to prove how warm the climate is.

  17. This happens every year. Despite the fact that the poles, where no one lives to tell them any different are dramatically warmer.

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