Stuck on Stupid

At least the Cult of Global Warming provides us with some spectacular laughs:

A dramatic example caught the attention of the world Christmas morning, when a vessel hired by a group of global warming scientists radioed for help after becoming trapped in ice off Antarctica. …

The Chinese ice breaker Snow Dragon steamed to the rescue and was last reported six nautical miles away, but has now found itself blocked by the ice. Its captain said, “the current ice conditions is exceeding our capability to break through further.”

Chris Turney, who is a professor of climate change at the University of New South Wales, is the leader of the expedition. He posted a video to YouTube optimistically predicting that Snow Dragon would reach his position within a few hours, but the ice breaker was forced to turn back.

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Maybe they could airdrop Al Gore to melt away the growing ice with a blast of hot air.

The waters around Antarctica experienced remarkable sea ice expansion in 2013 confounding the global warming ice narrative.

Global warming campaigners have been stymied by the lack of any temperature increase in the major temperature data sets since the nineties. They’ve tried to compensate by feeding the media a steady stream of “extreme weather” stories and with shrill claims about polar ice. However, historical and scientific data show today’s weather to be normal. 2013 was in fact particularly tame by many standards with no hurricanes making landfall in the U.S. and data on droughts, fires, heat wave, floods, etc. all coming in at or below average.

There hasn’t been any global warming at the North Pole either.

The global warming campaign seized on northern sea ice in an attempt to find some evidence to show warming. Northern ice has had a few sparse years recently. Al Gore told COP 15, the UN climate conference in Copenhagen, that the North Pole could be “completely ice free” within five to seven years. However, 2013 did not cooperate with that narrative either, as northern ice expanded over 50 percent above 2012 levels. Yachts and research vessels attempting to make news by transiting the Northwest Passage became trapped in the ice and their attempts had to be abandoned. See, Gullible green sailors trapped in the Arctic. Likewise, alarmist claims about polar bears have run afoul of the facts as polar bear populations continue to expand and thrive.

Too bad for information gatekeepers that the Internet allows us to do end runs around our TV sets to find out what’s really going on out there.

Temperature records compiled by NASA, NOAA and the UK Met Office all show no global warming since the nineties, some cooling and very little warming before that.

Attempts to convince us that cooling is actually caused by warming have been effective only among mental defectives. Sooner or later, the liberal establishment will have to revert to the global cooling panic it whipped up during the 1970s.

On tips from Fiberal, G Fox, and David O. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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