Search This Blog

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat... because of too much ice: Stranded Antarctic ship's crew will be rescued by helicopter

Daily Mail
  •  Chris Turney, a climate scientist and leader of the expedition, was going to document 'environmental changes' at the pole
  • In an interview he said he expected melting ice to play a part in expedition
  • MV Akademik Schokalskiy still stuck among thick ice sheet 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, the Tasmanian capital
  • Called for help at 5am Christmas morning after becoming submerged in ice
  • Australia's back-up ship, Aurora Australis could not break through 

They went in search evidence of the world’s melting ice caps, but instead a team of climate scientists have been forced to abandon their mission … because the Antarctic ice is thicker than usual at this time of year.

The scientists have been stuck aboard the stricken MV Akademik Schokalskiy since Christmas Day, with repeated sea rescue attempts being abandoned as icebreaking ships failed to reach them.

Now that effort has been ditched, with experts admitting the ice is just too thick. Instead the crew have built an icy helipad, with plans afoot to rescue the 74-strong team by helicopter.

Read more

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...