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Ironic Science News You Probably Never Heard Reported

By now, most people probably realize that major news agencies severely slant what they report to make their agenda seem like the truth, even when it isn’t. They also often don’t report anything that brings their agenda into doubt. For this reason, you probably never heard either of these ironic science news stories reported and if you did, it was probably in passing.

The first began in late December 2013. That was when a Russian ship carrying global warming scientists and tourists that went to Antarctica for an ‘ice melt’ data gathering trip. Keep in mind that December is the middle of summer in Antarctica.

The ship radioed a distress signal because it was trapped in encroaching ice. A Chinese helicopter was sent to rescue the scientists and tourists.

The rescue took longer than expected because of snow, strong winds, thick sea ice, and ice fog. Three icebreakers tried to reach the ship, but all three failed. One of them came within 12 miles from the ship with the global warming scientists but had to turn back due to extreme winds and snow.

A Chinese icebreaker finally rescued the people aboard the Russian vessel. The plan was then to ferry the people. There was a problem, though. The Chinese icebreaker became trapped in the ice and the passengers had to be ferried via helicopter to an Australian icebreaker.

On January 2, 2014, a US icebreaker headed to rescue the two ships that were trapped by ice, at the request of Australia. The ironic part is that the main purpose of the original expedition was to measure how fast the ice was melting in Antarctica. Scientists learned later that the sea ice expanded in Antarctica in 2013 and 2014.

People are great at not learning lessons, though. In 2016, based on a prediction that Arctic sea ice was almost gone and that the Arctic was hotter than ever, an expedition of sailors, climatologists, and pilots headed for the Antarctic to prove their global warming theories.

The problem was that the ship became stuck due to ice. Actual temperatures taken in the Arctic showed that temperatures were actually below normal, not above normal as the alarmists had claimed.

The purpose of that expedition, as they put it, was to prove  “that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far now in the summer months that sea that was permanently locked up now can allow passage through.” Obviously, their purpose wasn’t realized, and this was yet another failure.

Wouldn’t you agree that both of these events were ironic? Seriously, did you hear about either of them?

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  1. Climate change, global warming, global freezing… what have you, is a hoax. USA’s withdrawal from Paris Accord has saved UA $300 billion every year. Ridiculous $126 billion per year Australian tax payers pay.

    The article you posted is interestingly an eye-opener. Thanks.

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    • For the most part, I agree with you. However, I contend that climate change is real and it has been going on since the Earth was created. That is one of the marvels of this creation. The climate isn’t static, it is dynamic and continuously changing. That doesn’t mean that anthropological global warming is real, merely that it is changing.

      Temperature is only one facet of weather and it isn’t any more important than any other. However, we know that current temperatures are cooler than they were at the time of the birth of Jesus. The point is, though, that weather fluctuates. Most people have experienced this if they paid much attention. One year might be unusually dry and warm, while another can be abnormally cool and wet. Climate is the average of weather over a long period, usually a century or more, but the fluctuation indicates a constant change.

      Thus, I believe in climate change. It is unfortunate that global warming theorists tried changing the name to climate change when too much of their theory was disproved because climate change and global warming are two entirely different things. It is unfortunate, though I understand it. They are still trying to cling to the idea that man is tremendously powerful and important when the truth is that he is neither.

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      • I may have swerved from the scare tactics of stifling semantics on climate change. Intense hurricane seasons embolden climate activists. Some guy, Brian Merchant writing a piece for The Outline, quote, “Climate change denial should be a crime.” And another writer, Mark Hertsgaard for The Nation quote, “Climate denial should be punished as .”.. premeditated murder.”

        I wonder where these advocates for global climate change equate themselves with? Obama’s “changing global climate is akin to the Islamic State terrorist attack”. And Al Gore and actor Leonardo de Caprio taking the academic position, “global climate change is an existential threat to the planet earth.”

        Climate changes all the time. Humans adapt. As a tax payer, I’d like my money back from the $300 billion paid every year to Paris Accord to buy myself and my family coal and wood heating in -0 deg. winter days and nights. And some very thick clothing to keep us warm. And money for air conditioning (John Kelly’s aversion to airconditioning) in the summers. Of course, I’m being sarcastic.

        These writers and advocates with Obama should leave the scientific explanations and judgments to the real and actual scientists and climatologists.

        I trust science and human value judgment and natural response to hot and cold constantly changing weathers, and not be punished for it. Also, the threat of terrorism be handed to the expertise of the protection of military defense. The $300 billion should be allocated to our military defense, and aid relief to hurricane victims. I think President Trump has done that already. 🙂

        Thanks for this discussion. The harrowing escape of the experimental ship stuck in ice in Antartica is amazing.

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        • Here is the funny thing…I am a climatologist. What degree does it take to be a climatologist? None. What work experience does it take to be a climatologist? None. Is climatology even a science? No. At best, it is a pseudo-science. To be a climatologist, a person just needs to say that they are one. That is one reason there are in excess of 99,000 climatologists in the US.

          According to global warming models, the hurricanes that are being experienced this year were supposed to be happening every year after Katrina. Have they? No. For most of the past 10 years, there has been an abnormally low number of hurricanes and typhoons. More cold weather records have been broken during that time than hot weather records that have been. NOAA has been caught several times ‘doctoring’ data and few people are even complaining about it or questioning it, but they are accepting the doctored data, even knowing that it’s false.

          You were being sarcastic, but there is a lot of truth in what you said.

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          • Kudos to you, Dr Climatologist! It’s an honor to be in that position. An honor for me to be talking to one! I think, you made a tremendous point of factual analysis (which I do not know anything about), based on your expertise and knowledge and undoctored data. 🙂

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    • Yes, it is interesting, especially the way that they slant the facts to make it seem to mean something that it doesn’t. In today’s world, to be a news journalist, it isn’t important what the facts are that you are presenting. What is apparently important is how you present them and how well you can slant the presentation.

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