Akademik Shokalskiy: Antarctica Ship Rescue Was For ‘Global Warming Alarmists’?

The Akademik Shokalskiy rescue has been a success, and the crew of the Antarctica ship was airlifted out by helicopter.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, attempts at the Antarctica ship rescue kept being thwarted by the increasingly cold weather, and the thick ice even managed to stop icebreaker ships.

What makes the Akademik Shokalskiy rescue so ironic is that the scientists were apparently planning on studying the effects of climate change and “environmental changes” taking place in Antarctica. Chris Turney, a professor of “climate change” at the University of New South Wales in Australia, apparently believes man-made carbon dioxide output must forcibly be curbed by governments around the globe:

“Crucially this pristine southern polar region is uniquely placed to monitor the health of our planet. The Southern Ocean plays a crucial role in global climate and the carbon cycle. 90 percent of the world’s excess heat trapped by the atmosphere is going into the ocean and changing circulation patterns, threatening to turn the region into a source of carbon, exaggerating future warming. [We will] make detailed measurements on the passage south (e.g. temperature, salinity, carbon) to determine just how sensitive the Southern Ocean is to change.”

Turney even set up a company called Carbonscape that was intended to promote his theories on climate change, and he attempted to raise money for the expedition on that basis. As such, the rescue of the stranded Antarctica ship was derided by some reports as being a case of “global warming alarmists” being wrong since their ship was stuck because of the thickening ice conditions:

“Somewhere far, far to the south where it is summer, a group of global warming scientists are trapped in the Antarctic ice. If you missed the irony of that situation, it is because much of the mainstream media has glossed over that rather inconvenient bit of hilarity.”

The Akademik Shokalskiy was supposed to retrace the route of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which was led by Sir Douglas Mawson. The idea was to “discover just how much has changed over the last 100 years.” Well, Turney got stuck in the ice while Mawson did not, despite having a technological advantage.

Claims of a global warming hoax have spread since the latest UN IPCC report on climate change. Recorded world temperatures have increased at only a quarter of the rate of IPCC claimed when it published its last assessment in 2007. Climate change computer models also forecast a decline in Antarctic sea ice. Instead, the latest data shows Antarctic sea ice is more than two standard deviations above normal. In addition, northern Arctic ice has increased by 29 percent from 2012 to 2013, despite some 2007 reports claiming the Arctic would be ice-free by the summer of 2013.

What do you think about the Akademik Shokalskiy rescue now that you know the Antarctica ship led by Chris Turney was intended to promote and raise money for global warming research?