Befitting Gilligan, The Skipper, and the passengers of the ill-fated “S.S. Minnow” from Gilligan’s Island, a group of “Climate Tourists” and a “documentary film team” just got captured by… yeah, you got it, ice.
According to Erofey Schkvarkin, of Maritime.net, the mighty Swedish vessel MS Malmo and its sixteen passengers got stuck on September 3, and required carbon-spewing helicopters to air-lift them away from the cold, frozen, stuck-in-ice situation.
Arctic tours ship MS MALMO with 16 passengers on board got stuck in ice on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, Svalbard Archipelago, halfway between Norway and North Pole. The ship is on Arctic tour with Climate Change documentary film team, and tourists, concerned with Climate Change and melting Arctic ice. All 16 Climate Change warriors were evacuated by helicopter in challenging conditions, all are safe.
Ahh, but is the rest of the world safe from their anti-reality scaremongering?
Schkvarkin went on to note that the seven-member crew remained aboard until a new rescue team could come for them.
Not quite as bad as what the crew of The Terror had to endure, but, still, not enjoyable, given that temps in the Sub-Arctic right now are hovering around 32 Fahrenheit at the max.
And if this rings a bell in your conning tower, you’ve an eagle eye, maty, because something similar occurred in 2014, when, as Thomas Lifson wrote for The American Thinker:
Warmist dupes and true believers in the media are having a very hard time with the hilarious spectacle of a ship of literal fools who were so deluded by the warmist cult as to believe it was safe to venture into the Antarctic waters in a vessel that was not an icebreaker. The "scientific expedition" was intended to document the comparative paucity of ice in the area first explored by Douglas Mawson a century ago. As nearly everyone connected to the media on the planet now knows, the Spirit of Mawson voyage, as the organizers dubbed their chartered Russian ship the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, became stuck in ice and needed rescue. Adding to the comedy, the Chinese icebreaker that rescued them is now itself stuck in the ice that was supposed to be melting.
And, lest charter members of the Climate Cult think we’re all Gilligans and they’re like The Professor -- that we’re simply mocking a couple instances of Cultists getting stuck in ice when the reality is that said ice is retreating faster than Harvey Weinstein’s chances of producing more films in Hollywood – one can point out to them that it’s easy enough to see that, contrary to their beliefs, arctic ice is NOT retreating.
As The Alfred Wegner Institute at the University of Bremen has noted in its monthly-updated chart, Arctic ice extent for the first quarter of 2019 was, on average, higher than 2018, and lower than, say, 2012. But by September this year, the ice extent was slightly lower than 2018, but far higher than 2012.
The National Snow and Ice Data Center shows similar information, with Quarter 1 2019 ice coverage exceeding 2018, 2017, and 2016, approximately equal to Q1 of 2015, and below that of 2014, 2013, and 2012. Yet by September, the start of Quarter 3, the 2019 levels exceeded those of 2012, were about equal to those of 2015 and 2016, and were below those of ’18, ’17, ’14, and ’13.
And every one of those graphs shows such week-to-week, month-to-month changeability, that any doomsayer who so desired could cherry-pick a week or a month and claim the sky was falling in almost any one of those years.
So members of the Climate Cult have, again, been caught not only in the ice they claim is retreating, they’ve been caught unawares.
They are unaware that large segments of their cult appear to be worse than witch doctors, creating alarmist propaganda that supports the idea that the world must be saved by politicians.
If only they’d put their rabid alarmism on ice for a while, and be willing to engage in real debates, we wouldn’t feel stuck ourselves, stuck on islands of sanity surrounded by seas of climate alarmism madness.
If only The Professor from Gilligan’s island were really here. Perhaps he’d be able to set them straight.