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Fri Sep 1, 2017, 01:21 PM

Delingpole: Ship of Fools IV: Another Green Arctic Expedition Scuppered by Ice..

A sailing expedition to the North Pole to raise awareness of global warming has been forced to turn back, 590 nautical miles short of its destination, after the yachts found their passage blocked by large quantities of an unexpected frozen white substance.

According to Arctic Mission’s website:

A meeting of the four skippers was held led by Erik de Jong, with Pen Hadow present, and it was agreed further northward progress would increase considerably the risks to the expedition, with very limited scientific reward. The decision to head south, back to an area of less concentrated sea ice in the vicinity of 79 degrees 30 minutes North, was made at 18.30 (Alaskan time).

Concentrated sea ice? In the Arctic Circle? Whoever would have imagined?

As usual, on these occasions, the expedition leaders are covering their embarrassment by billing their failure as a great success.

Arctic Mission has undertaken an extensive oceanographic, wildlife and ecosystem research programme during the voyage, led by Tim Gordon of the University of Exeter (UK). This has included work on acoustic ecology, copepod distributions and physiology, microplastic pollution surveying, inorganic carbon chemistry, seabird range expansion and microbial DNA sequencing. Scientific findings will be released following comprehensive data analysis and formal publication in peer-reviewed journals in 2018/19.

It is believed Arctic Mission has sailed further north from the coastlines surrounding the Arctic Ocean than any vessel in history without icebreaker support.

Well maybe. But that wasn’t the original point of the expedition when it was announced in the Sunday Times earlier this summer:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/01/delingpole-ship-of-fools-iv-another-green-arctic-expedition-scuppered-by-ice/

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Kelley Sep 2017 #2
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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 01:49 PM

1. They're never going to be able to prove the Arctic ice is melting if the arctic ice keeps blocking

their expeditions.

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 04:34 PM

2. A Russian owned LNG tanker

sailed from Norway to South Korea across the Artic ocean, without an ice breaker, in 19 days.

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Response to Kelley (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 05:21 PM

4. So this expedition shouldn't have had any trouble then, right?

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 07:46 PM

5. Maybe not

The tanker had a specially engineered and reinforced bow, probably could break through ice up to a meter or so thick.

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 05:11 PM

3. Do you really think liberals will let facts get in the way of the global warming hoax?

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