The Polar Ocean Challenge team — a collection of climate scientists, sailors, adventurers and pilots dedicated to proving the myth of Global Warming — have become stranded in the Arctic by the very ice they set out to prove no longer exists.
From the DailyCaller.com:
The Polar Ocean Challenge is taking a two month journey that will see them go from Bristol [England] to Norway, then to Russia through the North East passage, from Alaska [to Canada] through the North West passage, to Greenland and then ultimately back to Bristol.
Their objective, as laid out by their website, was to demonstrate “that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far now in the summer months that [seas that were] permanently locked up now can allow passage through.”
There has been one small hiccup thus far though: they are currently stuck in Murmansk, Russia because there is too much ice blocking the North East passage the team said didn’t exist in summer months, according to Real Climate Science.
The vessel carrying Polar Ocean Challenge completed barely a fraction of its planned journey through seas supposedly cleared of ice via Global Warming before becoming hopelessly stuck — in ice.
Climate Alarmists have lately become determined to prove that Global Warming is still happening, and that the Earth’s ice caps are shrinking at a devastating rate.
Just one month ago, Peter Wadhams, a climate scientist from Oxford, informed the world that the Arctic would be “completely ice-free” by the end of summer, September, 2016. He said that at the very best, we would see Arctic ice at a record low — at the worst, there’d be nothing left.
Inspired by these assertions, and an iron-clad belief that Global Warming must be happening despite a complete lack of evidence to support it — the Polar Ocean Challenge set off to sail all the way around the North Pole through the (now thawed) Arctic Ocean.
Leaving from England, they would travel past Norway, across the entire length of Russia, to Alaska, through Canadian waters, past Greenland and finally arrive back in England.
The boat will leave Bristol where it is currently moored in July. It will sail up the West side of the UK over to Norway and then Northern Russia, travel along the North of the [former] USSR and through the North East passage, one of the areas of sea that has been previously frozen all year but is melted enough to pass in the summer.
After that we arrive on the Northern coast of Alaska and sail along the north of Canada where we aim to make it through the North West passage, the second choke point for sea ice, from Northern Canada along the East coast of Greenland, and then across the Northern Atlantic to arrive home, back into Bristol at the beginning of October.
The two worst parts of a pan-Arctic journey are the North East Passage and North West Passage — routes to the north of Russia and Canada, respectively.
According to Climate Alarmists, these two passages are unprecedentedly clear this summer due to massive ice melts.
The Polar Ocean Challenge is currently stuck fast in the ice of the North East Passage near Murmansk, Russia. For those not familiar with Russian geography, Murmansk is at the western-most edge of Russia — or, in other words, at the very beginning of their journey.
Apparently, the ice didn’t get the Global Warming message.
No word yet on whether the crew of Polar Ocean Challenge intends to wait for the looming heat they’ve been promised, or will turn back for home. Either way, we can be sure they will find any explanation for their expedition’s failure — except that Global Warming (or Climate Change as they now prefer to call it) is a bust.
This is not the first time Global Warming enthusiasts have run up against the reality of Arctic/Antarctic ice. The crew of the Antarctic research vessel MV Akademik Shokalskiy was forced to abandon ship in 2013 when stubborn ice flows enveloped the hull.
Currently, there are 10.6 million square kilometers of ice in the Arctic Sea, despite assurances from climate scientist Wahdams that the Arctic should be nearing a mere one million square kilometers. Given the actual rate of ice loss (which happens every year), the Northern Hemisphere will be well into winter before alarmist predictions would come true.