Monday, January 13, 2014
Jack Kelly writes of a ship of AGW alarmist fools that is
icebound in the Antarctic:
Aboard the vessel were 22 scientists headed by Chris Turney, a professor of climate change at the University of New South Wales, four journalists and 26 tourists.Kelly duly notes what this expedition was an obvious attempt to gloss over: that weather conditions taken out of context prove nothing one way or the other about climate change. As this attempt to dramatize a contention about climate blows up in the faces of its perpetrators, it seems opportune to point out something else they like to paper over: Even if it were smooth sailing for this ship of fools, that would in no way mean that their individual rights-violating political agenda logically follows. The solution to such a problem, as the joke might go, isn't "more government" any more than it is to "What are two and two?"
By comparing their measurements with those taken by Australian explorer Sir Douglas Mawson in 1913, they hoped "to prove the East Antarctic ice sheet is melting," noted the Australian, a newspaper in Sydney.
There's more sea ice around Antarctica than at any time since the U.S. Snow and Data Center began keeping records in 1978.
"Mawson's ship was never icebound," the Australian noted. [minor format edits]