Ship of Fools III – Global Warming Study Cancelled Because of ‘Unprecedented’ Ice

A global warming research study in Canada has been cancelled because of “unprecedented” thick summer ice.

Naturally, the scientist in charge has blamed it on ‘climate change.’

According to Vice:

The study, entitled BaySys, is a $17-million four-year-long program headed by the University of Manitoba. It was planning to conduct the third leg of its research by sending 40 scientists from five Canadian universities out into the Bay on the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen to study “contributions of climate change and regulation on the Hudson Bay system.”

But it had to be cancelled because the scientists’ icebreaker was required by the Canadian Coast Guard for a rather more urgent purpose – rescuing fishing boats and supply ships which had got stuck in the “unprecedented ice conditions”.

“It became clear to me very quickly that these weren’t just heavy ice conditions, these were unprecedented ice conditions,” Dr. David Barber, the lead scientist on the study, told VICE. “We were finding thick multi-year sea ice floes which on level ice were five metres thick… it was much, much thicker and much, much heavier than anything you would expect at that latitude and at that time of year.”

Clearly not one to let a crisis go to waste, Barber seized the opportunity to perform the usual alarmist clown dance for the media, explaining why this incident definitely shows that global warming is a major problem and deserving of our urgent attention.

He told Vice:

“It was clear it was from the Arctic, I just needed to be among the ice to see it,” said Dr. Barber. “What was also clear to me was that climate change has caused this event to happen.”

[Don’t you just love that “I just needed to be among the ice”? I think what he’s trying in his subtle way to tell us is: “Not all superheroes wear capes”]

Warming to his theme, he told Global News:

“This is climate change fully in action – affecting our ability to make use of marine resources and transport things.”

and

“This is a wake-up call for all of us in the country.”

Of course, it is. Now Barber has the perfect excuse to share his war stories with all the other global warming experts who have had their research expeditions/publicity stunts stymied by unseasonal bouts of global warming.

There was the Ship of Fools expedition in which an Australian climate researcher called Chris Turkey had to call an expedition to the melting Antarctic after his ship got stuck in the ice.

The Caitlin Expedition – supported by the Prince of Wales – in which Pen Haddow and his team had to abandon their trip to the North Pole because it was colder than they’d expected.

Most recently there was Ship of Fools II, in which a global warming research voyage by David Hempleman Adams had to be curtailed because of unexpected ice.

What on earth can Mother Gaia be trying to tell them?

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Comments (12)

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    Rhee

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    I see what you did there: Chris Turkey, that’s a barrel of laughs.
    For the record, I recall his name is Turney

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      old44

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      Are you sure? Turkey sounds right.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Too bad i wanted to see more funny news stories about their research ships or one of Greenpeace ships(Arctic Sunrise and Rainbow Warrior II) getting s trapped in the ice like what happened before

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    Sonnyhill

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    Not much help to the Breitbart narrative but here goes. The original ship of fools was swamped by Antarctica ice floes.Water from melted ice is fresh. When it meets sub-zero (celsius) brine,at night, it re-freezes. Ships get stuck in it. Warmists looking for propaganda are embarrassed by it. Eskimos shake their heads and laugh.

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    Rick Sanchez

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    Too little ice >> global warming / Too much ice >> global warming / Too much ice over here >> global warming / Too little ice over there >> global warming
    This is similar reasoning to the that other profound thinker in today’s society, none other than Homer J. Simpson: “Donuts, is there anything they can’t do?” except it’s ” global warming, is there anything it cannot explain”.

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    Amber

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    You mean the Arctic isn’t ice free yet ? The horror . Well at least the Polar bears aren’t drowning . Go back in late August with an airplane , satellite navigation and a high speed boat . Should make it through with a bit of luck .
    The climate control caper moves on .

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    Moose

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    So when nature creates ice when its cooling they find that ‘unprecedented’?
    Geez, someone take away their research grants..

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio licking frost off lamp post and watch the results when their toungunges stick

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      Gurbe

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      Isn’t globel warming the resultaten of the big earthquakes in 2004,2009 and 2012 with shifted the earth axe about 5°

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      Gurbe

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      Isn’t globel warming the result of the big earthquakes in 2004,2009 and 2011 with shifted the earth axe about 5°

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    old44

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    Do any of these clowns watch Top Gear?

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    G

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    This is ice that burns. Nothing shakes these pompous elite climate snobs more than being ridiculed in public. Like Charlie Brown, the leftstream media still thinks they’ll kick the ball a mile the next time Lucy tees it up…

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