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North East Passage Opens To Germans As Arctic Ice Melts

by | 20th, September 2009

GERMAN vessels  merchant ships have sailed through the north east passage above Russia. This is evidence that the Arctic Ice is melting. Only it’s not. But too late, the mainstream media have already reported the shocking fact.

Richard North takes a look:

There was much warmist trumpeting last week, led by The Independent and the BBC, over a German businessman’s claim that two of his ships had managed to sail round the Arctic coast of Russia, writes Christopher Booker in today’s column.

Indeed there was , with even Time magazine joining the fray last Friday. Hilariously, the caption to its picture pronounced, “A pair of German merchant ships traverse the fabled Northeast Passage”. Yet the lead ship of the two shown was the Russian nuclear icebreaker 50 let Pobedy.

Despite ample evidence that the story was false, the BBC just could not leave it alone.

Yesterday, the coprophiles on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme were back on the case telling us that the northeast passage had until recently “been too icy to navigate.”

Coprophagic Richard Galpin had been despatched to Archangel (at our expense) to meet one of the two German ships which had just completed the journey. There, he breathlessly told us that “the fact that it is now possible to sail through the northeast passage in the summer months is all down to one thing that the ice cover in the Arctic Sea has been shrinking rapidly in recent years.”

He then cited the “environmentalist” Alexi Kakorin, who was “convinced that man-made climate change is the most important reason behind this.” And then we got: “Many scientists do believe that it is only a matter of decades before there’ll be no ice at all in the Arctic regions during the summer months.”

This tosh was then repeated on television news (pictured top) throughout the day, with Galpin signing off his piece by

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