Saturday, May 31, 2008

Halp us we R stuck hear on ise

I've pinched this picture from the wonderfully funny Knowledge is Power , but I pointed them to the article, so I hope that makes it okay.

I am on the bridge of the massive Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov, and the tension is palpable. We have hit ice - thick ice. We are travelling from the northeastern corner of Russia, across the Bering Sea and the top of Canada to Resolute Bay in Nunavut. At least that’s the plan. We haven’t even reached Canadian waters and we are already in trouble.

The ice master studies the mountains of white packed around the ship while the 24,000-horsepower diesel engines work at full throttle to open a path. The ship rises slowly onto the barrier of ice, crushes it and tosses aside blocks the size of small cars as if they were ice cubes in a glass. It creeps ahead a few metres, then comes to a halt, its bow firmly wedged in the ice. After doing this for two days, the ship can go no farther.............

Originally sourced from Greenie Watch.

Corrections made to Tim Lambert

(From Andrew Bolt) JF Beck does something very embarrassing to global warming alarmist Tim Lambert. Presuming, of course, that Lambert is embarrassable. John Quiggin is collateral damage. Tim Blair has a fine forehand, too.

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Friday, May 9, 2008

The Great Barrier Reef and the prophets of doom

Even the more extreme model projections only depict tropical oceanic warming still well within the limits that thriving reefs tolerate.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

NBC News confuses the Antarctic with the Arctic

Penguins don't live in the Arctic.

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But this does just about sum up the standard quality of science and environmental reporting these days.