21 July 2016

Global Warming, My Aunt Fanny

It's happened again.  Breitbart reports:

An expedition to the North Pole intended to measure the effects of global warming ground to a halt this month when the scientist’s ship got blocked by the ice packs near Murmansk, Russia, reports reveal.

The Polar Ocean Challenge set out on a two-month campaign hoping to prove that the ice at the North Pole was melting. As the expedition’s website explains, the group aimed to show “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.”

Despite their best intentions to show that the ice is melting and the temperature at the pole is higher than normal, the group has only been confronted with the exact opposite as ice continues to block their path.

The website Real Climate Science notes that the Polar melt season is half over, but temperatures have not climbed high enough to sponsor a large melt off of ice. According to the site, there has not been a big melt, and ice gains seem to be very close to the amount of ice lost because temperatures near the pole have been persistently below normal this year. And at the very least, large ice floes have blocked the ocean passages around the area.

The global warming expedition expected to be able to sail all around the Arctic Ocean through the Northeast and Northwest Passages because they assumed the ice would be gone, but they have been stymied because ice blocks most of the route they planned to take.

You know, these globular worming types never learn from their own mistakes. A U.N. expedition to explore the "new northwest passage" got stuck in sea ice a few summers ago, requiring rescue by ice breakers.

Some people's children ... sigh.

8 comments:

Well Seasoned Fool said...

The problem is nature is illiterate and can't read the Narrative.

Rev. Paul said...

LOL!

deborah harvey said...

remember the vikings settled in north america because greenland was green--no ice-- aND THE NORTH WAS WARMER THEN. IT IS A CYCLE, AND I'M SURE THAT HUMAN ACTIVITY MAY AFFECT IT BUT OTHER SPECIES HAVE THEIR OWN EFFECTS -- AND THE EARTH WILL SURVIVE UNTIL GOD TAKES IT AWAY.
sorry about caps.

Rev. Paul said...

You are correct, ma'am. It's just weather, and weather has always gone in cycles. Thank you.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Somehow, this made me think of my Dad, who oft stated, "Why don't you beat your head against a wall - because it will feel so good when you stop?"

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw, I frequently repeat a version of that to others, myself. But the "omigosh the ice must be gone!!" people are apparently stoopid.

PolyKahr said...

You know, its like God is trying to tell them something but they just aren't listening.

Wade

Rev. Paul said...

But you & I both know that people have a long history of not listening to God, with tragic results. If only they weren't so determined to repeat that experience...