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MV Akademik Shokalskiyv Laugh In: Trapped Climate Scientists Discover Helicopters Are Faster Than Global Warming

by | 3rd, January 2014

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THE ANTARCTIC is home to the coldest place on Earth. On August 10, 2010, satellites recorded the temperature at minus 93.2C (-135.8F), in East Antarctic Plateau at an altitude of about 3,900m (12,800ft).  The coldest temperature on the ground was recorded in July 1983 at minus 89.2 C (-128.6F) by the Vostok Research Station, Antarctica.

So. God speed Russian scientific ship MV Akademik Shokalskiyv (Academik Stuck-a-lotski), which embarked on a mission to record low ice levels and ended up trapped in the ice with 74 people on board. The ship became wedged into the frozen wastes around 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart.

Would global warming free them before the oil-driven high-powered ice-breakers got there? Two ships, one Chinese, the other Australian, never made it. The ice was just too thick. But we can report that the jaunt led by British-born boffin  Chris Turney of the University of New South Wales is now over. 

After nine-days trapped at sea, the climate change activists were rescued by a helicopter. The Chinese chopper

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