Atlantic Ocean

More climate alarmism from media over North Poll ice cap

The Media party just will not stop talking about the disappearing ice at the North Pole…which isn’t disappearing.

This year stands a good chance of beating 2015 as the warmest year on record.

Nowhere has felt the effects of the record temperatures more than the Arctic.

It’s feared that if carbon emissions don’t stop increasing, the permanent sea ice at the North Pole could disappear completely within 30 years.

There’s plenty of fish in the north Barents Sea. The cold waters of the Norwegian high arctic are some of the world’s most productive and well-managed fisheries.

For Norway’s economy, fish are second only to oil and gas. The UK is its biggest customer. Up to 70 percent of the cod and haddock eaten in the UK comes from there.   Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Poon Lim sitting on a reconstruction of his raft, built at the request of the U.S. Navy.

Poon Lim sitting on a reconstruction of his raft, built at the request of the U.S. Navy.

Poon Lim: Lost at Sea

On the morning of April 5, 1943, about ten miles off the coast of Brazil, a fishing family in their small boat spotted a Chinese man on a much smaller wooden raft bobbing up and down in the Atlantic Ocean. Waving a shirt and jumping, the man was clearly in distress, so the Brazilian family turned their boat around and picked him up. Climbing aboard, he was overjoyed, hungry, and very grateful.

As they set sail again, the man danced and ate whatever was given to him. After three days, they landed in Belem, Brazil, a town at the mouth of the Amazon River. Authorities were waiting for him as the man, unassisted, walked off the boat. Considering his ordeal, this was an amazing feat. You see, Poon Lim had been stranded at sea for 133 days, a record for a lone human.

Born in Hainan, China, the main island of a series of islands in the South China Sea, Poon Lim attended school, unlike many other kids his age, thanks to his brothers sending money from their factory jobs.

At 16, Lim’s father, believing that life would be better elsewhere and out of fear that Lim would be drafted to fight against the rapidly advancing Japanese, sent him to join one of his brothers on a British passenger freight, working as a cabin boy.

Read more »

Clapped out Iranian Navy ships ‘threaten’ US shores…snigger

Clapped out Iranian ship 'menacing' US shores

Clapped out Iranian ship ‘menacing’ US shores

Some ships from the Iranian Navy are currently marauding in the Atlantic Ocean in a deployment that is a supposedly response to U.S. naval deployments near Iran’s coastlines and they are sending a message.

In other news the Afghan Air Force are going to fly their stealth bombers to the edge of US airspace just to add to the tension.

This must be a worrying time for the seppos,  we should offer our air combat wing in case they need some back up.

Iranian warships dispatched to the Atlantic Ocean will travel close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time in a bid to send ‘a message’ to the White House.  Read more »