Rescue of trapped climate-change researchers from ice and blizzard finally succeeds

posted at 10:01 am on January 2, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

One of the more revealing events in climate-change research has come to a close, at least in terms of the rescue of 52 researchers stuck near Antarctica. The team attempted to recreate the 1911-13 Antarctic journey of Douglas Mawson, only to get stuck in a surprisingly expanded polar ice sheet. A video report leading CNN’s World page claims that they have been rescued and boarded onto an Australian ship that will leave shortly:

CBS reports that the rescue has succeeded, too:

A long-awaited rescue of passengers from a Russian research ship trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week finally went ahead Thursday morning, with a helicopter safely ferrying all 52 researchers and tourists to a nearby vessel, expedition leaders said.

The helicopter was originally going to airlift the passengers to a Chinese icebreaker, the Snow Dragon, with a barge then ferrying them to an Australian vessel. But sea ice was preventing a barge from reaching the Snow Dragon, and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre, which is overseeing the rescue, said the operation would consequently be delayed.

A last-minute change in plans allowed the rescue to go ahead, however. Those rescued were instead flown to an ice floe next to the Australian icebreaker the Aurora Australis, and then taken by a small boat to the Australian ship, expedition leader Chris Turney said.

“We’ve made it to the Aurora Australis safe & sound,” Turney posted on his Twitter account hours after the operation began. He thanked the Chinese and the Australians for coming to the rescue of the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalski, which has been stuck in the ice since Christmas Eve.

The nine-day crisis unfolded a bit like a Monty Python sketch. A Chinese ship attempted to rescue the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, only to get stopped by the ice as well. A third ship arrived, but could not reach the stranded researchers, either. The rescuers finally used a helicopter when researchers were able to build a crude heliport on the ice that surrounded them, but a barge brought in to move them outside the ice couldn’t reach the Chinese vessel intended for their transport — so the helicopter landed on another ice floe near an Australian ship that arrived.

Oddly, the CNN reports seem to be missing something fairly important to understand the reason why the researchers were out in the Antarctic seas in the first place:

At least the word “climate” appears once in their web report, although not as an explanation. It doesn’t appear at all in the CBS report. The Associated Press report similarly avoids this key data point. Scott Johnson called this expedition the “ship of fools,” and perhaps that can be applied to these reports on the denouement, too.


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Glad they are safe…

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 10:03 AM

I think the Gore effect has to be one of the funniest phenomenon to ever exist.

Flange on January 2, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Growing ice extent in Antarctica is just growing ice extant, NOT climate! Besides, didn’t you see that prophetic movie The Day After Tomorrow, Ed?

NotCoach on January 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Algore is a moron.

texacalirose on January 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

I think the Gore effect has to be one of the funniest phenomenon to ever exist.

Flange on January 2, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Gore was on that ship?

NotCoach on January 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Well at least the Polar Bears aren’t drowning.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

There’s another downright funny aspect that deserves attention and mockery:

Y2Kyoto: Caught In The Icy Grip Of Irony

Drained Brain on January 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Glad they are safe…

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 10:03 AM

I am suppressing the warm feeling inside of me so that we’ll all be safe.

Polar bears, too!

Shy Guy on January 2, 2014 at 10:08 AM

I trust it was a solar powered helicopter that saved them.

Or at least one that bought carbon offsets.

Gatsu on January 2, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Thank gawd!

It would have been a tragedy if the Global Warming cultists would have lost some limbs to frostbite or something….

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Ship of Fools indeed

HotAirian on January 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM

I think the Gore effect has to be one of the funniest phenomenon to ever exist.

Flange on January 2, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Check out the satirical renaming of the Akademik Shokalskiy in Al Gore’s honor…

ITguy on January 2, 2014 at 10:10 AM

The nine-day crisis unfolded a bit like a Monty Python sketch. A Chinese ship attempted to rescue the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, only to get stopped by the ice as well. A third ship arrived, but could not reach the stranded researchers, either. The rescuers finally used a helicopter when researchers were able to build a crude heliport on the ice that surrounded them, but a barge brought in to move them outside the ice couldn’t reach the Chinese vessel intended for their transport — so the helicopter landed on another ice floe near an Australian ship that arrived.

Ed Morrissey on January 2, 2014 at 10:01 AM

.
Truth is sometimes stranger funnier than fiction.
(but not before all persons were rescued)

Graham Chapman would be proud.

listens2glenn on January 2, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Glad they are safe…

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Ahem.

M240H on January 2, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Not hearing a lot, tho, about what they were researching.

I read the ship was retracing the path of some long ago explorers and it didn’t have anything to do with GW research. I got the impression it was a tourist cruise type of thing. Besides, with the new AGW causes everything and every type of weather getting frozen into ice will on support the AGW consensus. Only a fool would think that AGW makes the planet warmer. Then again we could just be mistaking local weather for climate change.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Thank gawd!

It would have been a tragedy if the Global Warming cultists would have lost some limbs to frostbite or something….

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Nah, it’s summer time in Antarctica. Can’t you see the record highs in their pics from there?

NotCoach on January 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM

It would have been a tragedy if the Global Warming cultists would have lost some limbs to frostbite or something….

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM

No, not tragedy. Tragic as it may be, global warming cultists losing limbs to frostbite would be an appropriate application of the term ironic.

The real fun is going to come when they explain that even though they got iced in it doesn’t mean that “their work” is unfounded poppycock.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2014 at 10:13 AM

The media coverage of this reminds me of that guy who used to go out and live with grizzly bears in Alaska. When he got eaten, the tragic tale of the events leading up to it were seriously under-reported.

He believed that bears were gentle giants that were just misunderstood and set out to prove it. This embarrassing naivety got all but swept under the rug once he was dead. Far too many people believed the same thing.

Mord on January 2, 2014 at 10:16 AM

They pulled the press release about the trip and what they hoped to accomplish on their website down over a week ago. Now there is nothing.

Johnnyreb on January 2, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Had to shovel twice yesterday thanks to Goebbels Warmening. Spent an hour this morning doing the same thing. Lucas County, Ohio, is on a level two AGW emergency. Darn all this warming.

rbj on January 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM

I trust it was a solar powered helicopter that saved them.

Or at least one that bought carbon offsets.

Gatsu on January 2, 2014 at 10:08 AM

I sure hope it was solar powered, because I would hate for them to have to look up at what temperature fool fuel freezes.

NotCoach on January 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Well at least the Polar Bears aren’t drowning.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Of course not. There are no Polar Bears in Antarctic.

Agent of the Cross on January 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Can’t wait to find out how much of our taxpayer money funded this ship of fools to begin with, not to mention their rescue. As to the latter, you put yourself in harms way on some lark, your problem, not mine.

TXUS on January 2, 2014 at 10:20 AM

I’ll wait for the inevitable documentary to come out with the hardship story’s from the passengers and crew blaming AGW.Then I won’t watch it.

docflash on January 2, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Of course not. There are no Polar Bears in Antarctic.

Agent of the Cross on January 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM

BECAUSE ALL THE SOUTHERN POLAR BEARS DROWNED ALREADY!!!

OHMYGOD! OHMYGOD!

Shy Guy on January 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM

I’ll wait for the inevitable documentary to come out with the hardship story’s from the passengers and crew blaming AGW.Then I won’t watch it.

docflash on January 2, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Will it be in PowerPoint? Because I only watch hysterical screeds full of bogus science that are in PowerPoint.

NotCoach on January 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM

This just cracks me up, I’m sorry. LOL

Midas on January 2, 2014 at 10:24 AM

All these individuals who were trapped should be
up for Darwin Awards….yes, they are that F*king Stupid.

..and NO, they should NOT have been rescued…sorry, but my
Sympathy and Prayers have been used up on these Dolts.

oh almost forgot. Happy New Year to all our trolls.

ToddPA on January 2, 2014 at 10:24 AM

THEY DIDN’T LISTEN!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqUUlBwtKNs

HDFOB on January 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Gore was on that ship?

NotCoach on January 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

I don’t think so, but the Gore effect seems to occur whenever and where ever global warming activists gather to promote their idiocy. Any climate charlatan can cause the Gore effect.

Flange on January 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

This AGW crap is getting tedious.Why can’t the left come up with some other control mechanism,because that is what this is all about.

celtic warrior on January 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

The Flaming Carnivorous Penguins of DOOM are disappointed that their meal of two legged herbivores escaped. ;)

evilned on January 2, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Of course not. There are no Polar Bears in Antarctic.

Agent of the Cross on January 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Okay, the penguins then.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Should’ve left them there. They want to push their propaganda, do it on their own dime and let them carry all the risk.

Zetterson on January 2, 2014 at 10:34 AM

I’ll wait for the inevitable documentary to come out with the hardship story’s from the passengers and crew blaming AGW.Then I won’t watch it.

docflash on January 2, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Yeah, I can see it now. Day Eight, the expedition has gone through all the DVD’s onboard- if not rescued soon we may have to resort to board games.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2014 at 10:38 AM

BECAUSE ALL THE SOUTHERN POLAR BEARS DROWNED ALREADY!!!

OHMYGOD! OHMYGOD!

Shy Guy on January 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM

LOL!

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2014 at 10:39 AM

This AGW crap is getting tedious.Why can’t the left come up with some other control mechanism,because that is what this is all about.

celtic warrior on January 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Ummm, healthcare? High taxation? Monopolization of education? Monopolization of MSM? Fairness Doctrine? Vast redistribution of income? Monopolization of pop culture? Victimization of minority demographics for political advantage?

Perhaps the better question is what haven’t they come up with? What aren’t they trying? And be careful what you ask for because I’m sure they’ll gladly adopt more.

Zetterson on January 2, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Rescue of trapped climate-change researchers from ice and blizzard finally succeeds

Praise Gaia!!!

Ukiah on January 2, 2014 at 10:43 AM

This AGW crap is getting tedious.Why can’t the left come up with some other control mechanism,because that is what this is all about.

celtic warrior on January 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

You mean beside communism, socialism, and the welfare state?… Do not worry, the communists will always come up with another insane and destructive idea in order to control people and take their money…

mnjg on January 2, 2014 at 10:48 AM

So, Global Warmists, went to Antarctic, to see shrinkage
of the alleged melting ice-sheets, and they get stuck in
the ditch, er ice!

And have spent about a week, awaiting rescue, when the
other rescue ship gotten stuck, and now, here they are!!

canopfor on January 2, 2014 at 10:48 AM

I love it when God laughs at man

ConservativePartyNow on January 2, 2014 at 10:48 AM

My huge regret is that AlGore was not on that vessel.

The irony that a (polluter) Chinese copter rescued them also escapes the media and pretty much most all.

This entire episode is risible and another obama’care’-like socialist disaster. Hurray for cap ‘n trade :)

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Passenger ship trapped in Antarctica

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/passenger-ship-trapped-in-antarctica/

canopfor on January 2, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Imagine how much press this would have gotten if they had been a whaling vessel.

cornbred on January 2, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Thats Antarctica, not, (Antarctic).

canopfor on January 2, 2014 at 10:50 AM

The newly minted greenie secretary, or some such, from Australia, is one of the rescued.

Russian ship
Loaded with international greenie fools
Searching for how much the ice melted in 100 years
Stuck frozen in ice/snow
Can’t be rescued by 3 big ice cutters
Flown off by one of the biggest global polluters, the Chinese
Media “rescue a huge success”

:):):)

Yeah Allan Colmes and all the dummies on TV and at the AP/NYT/Reuters!!!

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Penguins gonna be okay, Uncle Lar?

Penguins are gonna be just fine.

That’s for you Chicagoans… RIP Larry Lujak

Polar bears in the arctic gonna be okay?

No, Little Tommy, A Scientist’s New Job: Keeping The Polar Bears’ Plight Public. Can’t let the polar bears fall out of the news, since they’re not drowning due to lack of sea ice.

Fallon on January 2, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Imagine how much press this would have gotten if they had been a whaling vessel.

cornbred on January 2, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Yeah except that ice fishing for whales takes a really big shack.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Cheaper outcome – AlGore’s exhaling of hot air could have melted all that ice.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

God does, indeed, have a sense of humor.

Shump on January 2, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Scott Johnson called this expedition the “ship of fools,”

Now everybody’s wishing, they could all be just like you
They’d sell their souls to do the things you’ve done
And they love to hear the stories of the two wars you’ve been through
But you know you never fought in either one.
You’re Captain Sad on the ship of fools
I think you should look down
‘Cause your paper ship is soon to run aground.

The Cowsills

Socratease on January 2, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Al Jazeera Gore weeps for these people.

elowe on January 2, 2014 at 10:55 AM

The ice is supposed to be melting down there this time of year. But the southern pole has records amount of ice these days. All the CAGW models predicted the opposite to happen.

blink on January 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM

I’m pretty sure those people couldn’t even recognize the evidence to the contrary that was literally right under their noses. Or they’ll find some variant of “it’s weather, not climate” to explain it away.

Bigfoot on January 2, 2014 at 11:03 AM

World’s most famous ice-trapped warmists receive help from world’s most famous polluters…the irony writes itself…

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Did the captain stay with his ship?

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM

This AGW crap is getting tedious.Why can’t the left come up with some other control mechanism,because that is what this is all about.

celtic warrior on January 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

As I recall, they tried to roll out the Ozone hole again this year when it was clear that temps were dropping.

smoothsailing on January 2, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Oddly, the CNN reports seem to be missing something fairly important to understand the reason why the researchers were out in the Antarctic in the first place:

Not just CNN-NewsBusters has been following this story and apparently there is an (organized?) effort to simply censor why the ship was there from the “reportage”.

JournoList lives!

Del Dolemonte on January 2, 2014 at 11:06 AM

They couldn’t do it in a boat.

They shouldn’t try, even in a moat.

This bull they push, it will not float.

Climate Change. It’ll get your goat.

trigon on January 2, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Imagine how much press this would have gotten if they had been a whaling vessel.

cornbred on January 2, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Or an oil tanker.

Del Dolemonte on January 2, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Did the captain stay with his ship?

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The captain of the Costa Concordia wants to know where you came up with such a bizarre concept.

NotCoach on January 2, 2014 at 11:09 AM

This experiment sounds as serious as sending astronauts to research Zeus.

crrr6 on January 2, 2014 at 11:09 AM

What was the carbon footprint of the rescue operation?

I mean with all the danger to Gaia from us humans, at some point we’re going to have to start weighing the value of a few humans against the damage to the planet. The Science is Settled!!

grahsco on January 2, 2014 at 11:11 AM

How can there even be sea ice when the center of the earth is several millions of degrees?

/

Murphy9 on January 2, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Algore is a moron.

texacalirose on January 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Stop your insensitive moron-bashing!!!

landlines on January 2, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Note how the trolls can’t keep up defending global warming.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:14 AM

The captain of the Costa Concordia wants to know where you came up with such a bizarre concept.

NotCoach on January 2, 2014 at 11:09 AM

I imagine pajama-obama as the captain.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:15 AM

It’s too bad no one was martyred. AGW tards need martyrs for the cause.

BL@KBIRD on January 2, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Note how the trolls can’t keep up defending global warming.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Prove they can’t./libfree

smoothsailing on January 2, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Climate researchers go to Antarctica to get information on climate.

Get trapped in sea ice.

Get rescued.

Create a data point well worth remembering on ‘climate change’ although NOT the one they wanted to create… but that is SCIENCE.

ajacksonian on January 2, 2014 at 11:19 AM

only to get stuck in a surprisingly expanded polar ice sheet.

I’ll bet they were surprised. All those models they had from fellow researchers at The university of East Anglia supposed a Club Med resort there by now.

mankai on January 2, 2014 at 11:20 AM

I imagine pajama-obama as the captain.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:15 AM

If so he would be blaming getting iced in on (in no particular order)

bad weather reporting
A conspiracy by the crew to make him look bad
or, GWB

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2014 at 11:21 AM

They didn’t encounter one single polar bear, therefore global warming.

Murphy9 on January 2, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Didn’t someone tell Mother Nature the science was settled?

elowe on January 2, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Why didn’t Santa Penguin help them?

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 2, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Did the captain stay with his ship?

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The crew stayed on the ship. It is in no danger and has supplies for 30 days. I guess they are waiting to see if they can get free. They just din’t want the tourists on board during the wait.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 2, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Well it was only by the grace of God that they were rescued. Fools go where angels dare not tread. Now we’ll see if any of these fools gain the sense to thank God. Sets clock.

AH_C on January 2, 2014 at 11:27 AM

This was a bi-polar expedition

faraway on January 2, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Their first words upon being rescued:

Where the heck did all this ice come from? We thought it all melted!!!!

UltimateBob on January 2, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Did the captain stay with his ship?

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM

He was last seen wearing a red plaid onesie and drinking hot cocoa.

Galtian on January 2, 2014 at 11:29 AM

rbj on January 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Be careful that you don’t get heat stroke shoveling all that ‘gorebull worming’.

Drink plenty of cold water and stay in the shade to cool off.

/s/

Solaratov on January 2, 2014 at 11:29 AM

This AGW crap is getting tedious.Why can’t the left come up with some other control mechanism,because that is what this is all about.

celtic warrior on January 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

You mean beside communism, socialism, and the welfare state?… Do not worry, the communists will always come up with another insane and destructive idea in order to control people and take their money…

mnjg on January 2, 2014 at 10:48 AM

One word: 0bamacare

UltimateBob on January 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Algore is a moron.

texacalirose on January 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Actually, Al Gore is the one making millions. These “researchers” and “scientists”, they’re the morons.

redzap on January 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Those rescued were instead flown to an ice floe

That’s where the story should have ended.

Bishop on January 2, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Actually, Al Gore is the one making millions. These “researchers” and “scientists”, they’re the morons.

redzap on January 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Grants.

The morons in this AGW game are the voters.

fadetogray on January 2, 2014 at 11:33 AM

They should be thankful that they missed the Darwinism Award by the skin of their teeth.

AH_C on January 2, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Did the captain stay with his ship?

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The crew stayed on the ship. It is in no danger and has supplies for 30 days. I guess they are waiting to see if they can get free. They just din’t want the tourists on board during the wait.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 2, 2014 at 11:25 AM

And they can always get more supplies flown in if need be, although they will be in trouble once they start running out of fuel oil. Kinda hard to fly massive amounts of that evil stuff in by chopper!

Del Dolemonte on January 2, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Create a data point well worth remembering on ‘climate change’ although NOT the one they wanted to create… but that is SCIENCE.

ajacksonian on January 2, 2014 at 11:19 AM

It’s still a good data point because AGW causes warming and cooling, drought and flood, lots of storms and few storms, lots of ice and little ice. AGW causes just about any and all weather and climate conditions except the “utopian” climate. Which as we all know was on August 25th, 1990 between 14:17:38 and 15:53:12 as measured in Greenwood, Canada. If we would only curb our fossil fuel consumption, give all our money to the left and create a one world government we would automatically achieve that climate “utopia” across the entire planet. On the other hand we could also just by lots of climate credits from Al Gore. Climate credits are a know worldwide to stop climate change. Just be sure to buy authentic Gore credits and not some cheap knockoff from China.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 2, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Actually, Al Gore is the one making millions. These “researchers” and “scientists”, they’re the morons.

redzap on January 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The fools making him a bloated millio-billionaire are the fools, actually.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:36 AM

They just din’t want the tourists on board during the wait.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 2, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Can’t really say I blame them. ;)

Solaratov on January 2, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Gore was on that ship?

NotCoach on January 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

“We’re going to need a bigger helicopter!”

slickwillie2001 on January 2, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Grants.

The morons in this AGW game are the voters.

fadetogray on January 2, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Same morons who believe in “free” healthcare.

The fools making him a bloated millio-billionaire are the fools, actually.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2014 at 11:36 AM

You gotta admit, this “carbon credit” idea is genius: sell an invisible product based on guilt.

redzap on January 2, 2014 at 11:51 AM

You gotta admit, this “carbon credit” idea is genius: sell an invisible product based on guilt.

redzap on January 2, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Almost as good as running a candidate that gets elected based on guilt.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 2, 2014 at 11:56 AM

It’s never been about the climate. If it were cost effective for us to blast our trash into space, they’d argue that we’re harming to the universe.

Leftists are just fascist, malthusian misanthropes. They believe that man MUST be harming the planet out of guilt that our race is so advanced. They feel sorry for other species and develop this bizarre guilt complex about how the fruits of man’s intellectual prowess must be harming them. In fact, they think we’re so advanced that it’s not possible that poor, little Earth could barely even notice our existence.

crrr6 on January 2, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Those rescued were instead flown to an ice floe

That’s where the story should have ended.

Bishop on January 2, 2014 at 11:31 AM

LOL! You are exactly right.

Happy Nomad on January 2, 2014 at 11:59 AM

You gotta admit, this “carbon credit” idea is genius: sell an invisible product based on guilt.

redzap on January 2, 2014 at 11:51 AM

.
Almost as good as running a candidate that gets elected based on guilt.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 2, 2014 at 11:56 AM

.
Or paying for “the Emperor’s new clothes,” based on guilt.

listens2glenn on January 2, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Journalism in the 21st century is a farce. The journalists no longer do research, they just report on what they’ve heard, keeping within their biases. Since none of the MSM journalists have heard why this expedition was there before it got trapped, they’re not reporting on it. The other problem is, if you tell them this, they’ll ignore it. Journalism is no longer about the truth…. if it ever was.

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thomas Jefferson

sadatoni on January 2, 2014 at 12:05 PM

O/T George Will has his once a month good article today.

celtic warrior on January 2, 2014 at 12:09 PM

The obvious solution is to tax the rich.

newportmike on January 2, 2014 at 12:15 PM

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