Looks like Global Warming is giving it a miss again

Several news items suggest that despite the moaning and propaganda of the warmists it appears that global warming is nowhere to be seen, even in the summer of the Antarctic.

An Antarctic-bound ship spent Christmas awaiting rescue after the ship became wedged in thick sheets of sea ice.

The ice-breaker Akademik Shokalski set sail for the sub- Antarctic and Antarctica from Bluff on a mission of science and discovery, which sailed on November 28.

The month-long Australasian Antarctic Expedition is following in the footsteps of explorer and scientist Sir Douglas Mawson, one century on.

Central Otago woman Nicole Kerr is one of the crew members.

Omakau-raised Ms Kerr was on board the Akademik Shokalski as a chef.

The ship had been on a multi-day tour from New Zealand to visit several sites along the edge of Antarctica.The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) received a distress call on this morning, notifying the rescue co-ordination centre that the ship was trapped in ice and would need help.

It is not known how long the ship has been unable to break free from the ice floes.  

Global warming is also bypassing the US and Europe this year:

More than 370,000 homes and businesses were still without power today in parts of central and northeastern US after a weekend ice and snow storm rolled across the region.

More than 7000 flights were behind schedule by late Monday night, many of those in New York, Washington and Chicago as people struggled to travel before Christmas.

At least 11 people in the US have been killed in the storm.

In Canada, police said two people in Ontario are dead from carbon monoxide poisoning after using a gas generator to heat their blacked-out home northeast of Toronto.

In Toronto alone Monday night, 11 people were taken to hospitals with signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The region was under a cold alert, with temperatures expected to be well below freezing Tuesday.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said 115,000 customers were still awaiting power, and officials said some may not have it restored until after Christmas.

Some US states kept emergency shelters open for people who would be without power.

About 250,000 of the people without power were in Michigan, whose largest utilities said it’ll be days before power is restored because of the difficulty of working around broken lines.

In Maine, the number of customers without power spiked to more than 100,000.

Untreated roads and sidewalks will remain a slippery, dangerous mess.

Living without power in the snow is deadly…not so much in temperate climates that global warming would bring.

Meanwhile, a severe winter storm caused major travel problems in parts of western Europe, stranding passengers travelling for Christmas at Paris and London airports and leaving tens of thousands of homes without power.

The storm caused four deaths in Britain, including a man who jumped into a fast-flowing river to try and rescue his dog. The severe weather also left a 12-year-old boy crushed to death beneath construction materials in Normandy, France.

In Britain, thousands of people trying to get away for the holidays were affected by reduced or cancelled train services due to landslides and fallen trees and flooded roads, Flight delays were triggered by power outages at London Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal.

The airport, the country’s second-largest, said it was investigating the cause of the outage, but said it was weather related.

Cold kills far more than heat ever will.

  • LesleyNZ

    Thought exactly the same when I heard this news. Wonder what Al Gore is thinking about this. What a con he is.

    • Rodger T

      Al is laughing all the way to the bank.
      It has got to go down as the greatest scam since Charles Ponzi .

    • AnonWgtn

      You forget – a very very rich con artist.

    • Blueballs

      One theory on the Global Warming farcity is that the carbon credit will eventually become the supreme currency unit of the one world order.
      The final nail in the coffin to the gloabl police state and ultimate control to the corporates.

  • Pete

    Tut, tut, tut…this simply wont do, I’m sure the greenists will find a “study’ somewhere to denounce the heressy you speak Cam.
    PS, Ive just checked, its 20 degrees on my back deck. GW exists here in Tutukaka
    Happy boxing day all.

    • Other_Andy

      You are right Pete, they have ‘scientific’ papers that predict everything.
      More ice, less ice, no snow, more snow, droughts, floods, heat, cold.
      You name it, they have predicted it.
      They are always right.

    • pukakidon

      Dont laugh too much, the Greens are still screaming about climate change. I bet the temperature will drop later tonight. They are very smart the Watermelons.

  • Other_Andy

    Anybody who looks at the data of the National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) knows that Antarctic sea ice has broken records every year since they started measuring it in 1979. NASA’s satellites have now been measuring global temperatures for a full 35 years and there has been a tiny -0.04°C/century cooling trend in Antarctica.
    Global sea ice area (South and North Pole sea ice combined) is now the second highest on record for the date, after 1988, and Arctic sea ice is close to the 1981-2010 average after the biggest increase since measurements began in 1979.
    But you wouldn’t know it if you listened to ‘skilled and professional journalists’ from the MSM.

  • Macca

    Global warming would have to be the biggest rort since the Y2K scam. Temperatures increase – its GW, temperatures go down – its still the fault of GW….. Make yer fucken minds up! Hell, one of these idiots even tried to blame the civil war in Syria on climate change!
    Were it not for the likes of Cam and other similar blogs worldwide, the GW scam artists would carry on unchecked on their one tracked journey to Idiotsville! Keep up the great work Cam and Co – disinfectant and sunlight is the only tool to try and conquer these clowns. – and the MSM who continually support their baseless theories!

    • bart

      what y2k scam ? A lot of time and effort was put into fixing y2k related bugs , mostly before they hit.

  • grumpy

    You fool! You have just proved the nutcase’s argument. Don’t you know the name has been changed from Global Warming to Climate Change, and when they didn’t work out now to “extreme weather”!

  • Time For Accountability

    The Irony for the Omakau lady is that she lives a good golf drive and a couple of bounces away from the NIWA monitoring station at Lauder who are climate warmist alarmists.

    It is is also a tennis ball throw away from Ophir which is NZ’s coldest place in winter.
    Minus 25.6c in 1903. Diesel becomes jelly in the tank regularly on cold weeks.

  • cows4me

    I wonder how many bullshit artists they have on that ship. Can see the headlines now,” ship crushed by global warming.”

    • Other_Andy

      They all rely on generous government (Read taxpayers) grants so it is in their best interest to keep the fact-free scary stories going.

      • ex-JAFA

        “Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true!” – Homer Simpson

        • Other_Andy

          Coming from a great philosopher like Homer, this must be true..:)

  • Pita

    If it’s unseasonably cold the thermo-maniacs will claim that it’s only weather… if it’s unseasonably warm they will claim it’s a sign of on-going, sustained and irrefutable Anthropogenic induced climate change…were all going to die and it’s all our fault.

    • Other_Andy

      Yep, Yoza will be around shortly to explain it all with carefully selected ‘copy and paste’ statements and ‘peer reviewed’ (Scratch my back and I scratch yours) literature.

  • blokeintakapuna

    Leighton Smith writes on NBR a very good article on just this topic…

    • Other_Andy

      Good article.
      Just one little gripe.
      he writes “…tens of billions of dollars, spent around the globe on research, conferences and propaganda…”
      It is hundreds of billions…..

  • Steve (North Shore)

    One of the greatest predictions is: “If it does not rain by tonight, it will get dark”
    However, this needs to be studied in case something else happens – we will all be so sorry that we did not listen to THEM if it should not get dark

  • Ken Mathis

    what does increased variability around a higher average temperature mean

    clearly it means everything everywhere must be warmer of course

    teams of trained scientists disproven by a simple blogger, tsk tsk at them!

  • 1951

    I find it sad and hard to believe how many so-called intelligent people believe every word that’s written on Global Warming. Got myself in a bit of grief on Christmas Eve (when I let rip after the 3rd glass, tend to get rather loud) and I could feel the closeness of interest, but got the impression few had stopped long enough to question the crap fed to them. No-one used the ‘D’ word but sure were thinking it,

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