This is too funny. The ship that is currently stuck in sea ice is on an expedition led by Chris Turney, a global warming expert.
Three icebreakers are en route to Antarctica to help free a vessel carrying 74 people, including four Kiwis, which is stranded in thick sheets of ice.
The MV Akademik Shokalskiy has been unable to move since Christmas Eve after it was surrounded by thick ice, near Commonwealth Bay.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority was alerted to a distress signal sent via satellite from the vessel on Wednesday.
Australian scientist Chris Turney, speaking from the ship via satellite phone in blizzard conditions, said a Chinese icebreaking vessel was expected to arrive within the next 24 hours. …
It was a “relief” to know help was on the way, Turney said.
He had hoped a change in weather might help free the vessel but several low pressure systems had continued.
“We’re right in the middle of a storm at the moment but the forecast is a lot better for [today].”
“We’re surrounded by sea ice, we just can’t get through,” Turney said in a video posted on YouTube.
Anthony Watts explains who Chris Turney is:
The expedition is being led by Chris Turney, â€śclimate scientistâ€ť, who has â€śset up a carbon refining company called Carbonscape which has developed technology to fix carbon from the atmosphere and make a host of green bi-products, helping reduce greenhouse gas levels.â€ť The purpose of the expedition is â€śto discover and communicate the environmental changes taking place in the south.â€ť
http://www.christurney.com/Â (h/t to Sagebrush Gardener)
It seems they found out what the â€śenvironmental changes taking place in the south.â€ť are.
And how is that rapidly shrinking ice cap getting along?
From theÂ WUWT sea ice page, Antarctic Sea Ice is more than 2 standard deviations above normal:
And where is the ship?