Australian Green Party Senator-select Janet Rice is on
board. She is pictured doing a touchdown dance after finding
a "slushy patch" and "a little bit of water" on the deck behind
her. "Obvious proof of global warming," she said.
Undaunted they advanced, then, well a little daunted, and then OK, we're stuck in the ice:
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.
But don't count these guys out, their funding depends on finding global warming so they'll spin furiously to put a warm face on their petard hoisting. I expect something along the lines of, "Just think how much worse it would have been were it not for global warming."