Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Icebreaker Trapped in Arctic Sea-Ice
Watts Up With That is always a good read; usually right on the case of the warming alarmists. It seems an enterprising travel tour firm has been offering summer tours to see "The Last of the Sea Ice". The tours are on the luxuriously appointed Polar Class Icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov.
Reports just in show the icebreaker has been stuck for 7 days in the sea icepack; drifting helplessly, wedged and stuck fast in very thick ice.
This is of course after we have a steady course of diatribe from the alarmists that the fabled Northwest Passage is now open (hence the reasoning behind the tour). The irony of being stopped cold by the very ice that does not exist was not lost on the travel editor of the Globe and Mail. He reported the first couple of days were amusing - by day six it was no longer amusing.
In a related story NASA-JPL has reported that the so called record loss of sea ice in 2007 was actually not attributable to temperature (global warming) but because unusual wind patterns blew the mobile (i.e floating) pack ice into warmer waters - it then melted.