Global warming, climate change, Climate disruption the pot of gold at the end of a research grant, to keep the money flowing you need to prove it’s happening, even when it isn’t. So you need good headlines and scare stories to keep the public interested and the funding keep coming in. It does help too that the government see it as a cash cow for extra taxation and very much want to keep it in the publics eye too.
British crew become first to row to magnetic North Pole
The six-man crew’s 450-mile journey was only possible because of an increase in ice melting over recent years.
A six-man British crew celebrated Friday after becoming the first to row to the magnetic North Pole.
The crew completed the 450-mile journey from northern Canada in just under four weeks.
Crew leader Jock Wishart undertook the expedition to highlight climate change in the Arctic region. Such a journey has only become possible in recent years due to an increase in the amount of ice melting in the summer.
The crew encountered polar bears and collided with icebergs as they voyaged through the Arctic waters of northern Canada.
They reached the 1996 magnetic North Pole at 0030 GMT Friday.
There’s also the slight problem that polar melt isn’t being actually caused by the Earth warming, but more likely down to thermal ocean current changes, but why let a few factoids get in the way of the narrative.
The group set out from Resolute Bay on July 29 in their specially designed boat-cum-sledge the Old Pulteney, which has runners on its underside so that it can be hauled over the ice.On the final 50 mile leg, the crew rowed most of the way but then had to haul their 1.3-tonne boat over nearly two miles of ice rubble in a nine-hour slog.
Yep, that’s right, they didn’t row all the way at all. Didn’t approach the actual North Pole and didn’t actually reach the current magnetic North Pole either.
Yet there are people out there who will be screeching from the rooftops that we’re all going to drown unless we all go back to a medieval lifestyle (except for the environmentalists and politicians winging their way around the globe to combat climate change) These are the people keeping it quiet that it won’t matter a damn if the North Pole ice melts as ice on the ocean is already floating, so if it melts it has no effect on sea level. Not that there’s a great deal of evidence of any great meltdown either, we appear to be in a very inconvenient cold cycle which may (or may not) lead to another mini ice age as we had in the 1600 to 1800’s.
But why let an inconvenient truth get in the way of the climate change dogma, after all it’s not like anyone is checking their lies is it?