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Scaremongering Climate Professor Gets Trapped in Thick Antarctic ice

Written by New Nostradamus of the North

Australian climate change professor who warned about melting East Antarctic remains trapped in thick ice

“there is an increasing body of evidence, including by the AAE members, that have identified parts of the East Antarctic which are highly susceptible to melting and collapse from ocean warming” The Australasian Antarctic Expedition trapped ice ship
The reality:
Chris Turney, the leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (and Professor of Climate Change at the University of New South Wales) who, together with 73 scientists, tourists and crew is trapped in thick Antarctic ice, is still waiting to be rescued.
This is the latest tweet from Turney:
 @ProfChrisTurney 

Still waiting. #spiritofmawson Alok Jha vine.co/v/h9tqx3bWgVx

Even the Chinese icebreaker which was supposed to rescue the professor and his team had to retreat:
Passengers aboard an ice-bound cruise ship trapped off the coast of Antarctica cheered Friday night when they spotted the Chinese ice-breaker Snow Dragon on the horizon.
“There’s a lot of relief among the team and a lot of happy faces,” said expedition leader Chris Turney in a video posted on YouTube.
However, the jubilance was short-lived.
The Snow Dragon icebreaker came within 7 miles of the stranded ship but had to retreat after the ice became too thick, expedition spokesman Alvin Stone told the Associated Press. France’s L’Astrolabe made it to the edge of the sea ice surrounding the ship, too, but also called off its mission for the same reason.
Turney, professor of climate change at the University of New South Wales, Australia, has been tweeting and blogging the adventure, and has become a minor celebrity of sorts. Using tools unimaginable to adventurers who explored the frozen continent a century ago, his reports recorded in howling blizzard winds show the enthusiasm and nonchalance of a real-life Indiana Jones.

 

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    Pat Obar

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    a correct Quoting Visiting physicist:[b]This process can be explained with understanding of thermodynamics, but it seems PSI doesn’t want to know about it.[/b]
    #6 Richard G 2014-01-05 00:40
    “The present “stagnation” of global temperature (Fig. 5) is essentially due to the AMO/PDO: the solar de Vries cycle is presently at its maximum. Around this maximum it changes negligibly. The AMO/PDO is presently beyond its maximum, corresponding to the small decrease of global temperature. Its next minimum will be 2035. The temperature can expected to be then similar to the last AMO/PDO minimum of 1940. Due to the de Vries cycle, the global temperature will drop until 2100 to a value corresponding to the “little ice age” of 1870.” That’s why its better….”

    Please show how that is an “understanding of thermodynamics”? It seems to be some claim of interaction of various limit cycles! Where is the thermodynamics?

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    Richard G

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    Pat – there’s the DeVries cycle and its a 200 year cycle, not 60 years. However there is a 65 year cycle called the Atlantic/Pacific oscillation.

    ‘German Scientists Predict Global Temperatures Will Decline Throughout This Century’, by Jonathan DuHamel, Tucson Citizen 9 Dec 2013. German scientists contend that two natural cycles will combine to lower global temperatures throughout the 21st Century. (Principia Scientific).

    The scientists show that there is an approximate 200 year solar cycle, supported by historical temperature data and proxy data from stalagmites in caves. “The solar activity agrees well with the terrestrial climate. It clearly shows in particular all historic temperature minima.”

    There is also an approximate 65-year cycle of the Atlantic/ Pacific oscillation (AMO/PDO) which is well-established by multiple lines of observations. The 200 year solar cycle has just passed its maximum and will decline during the 21st  Century. It is at least in part responsible for the warming of the last decades of the 20th Century. The AMO/PDO cycle is also beginning its cool phase and will reach a minimum in 2035.

    The present “stagnation” of global temperature (Fig. 5) is essentially due to the AMO/PDO: the solar de Vries cycle is presently at its maximum. Around this maximum it changes negligibly. The AMO/PDO is presently beyond its maximum, corresponding to the small decrease of global temperature. Its next minimum will be 2035. The temperature can expected to be then similar to the last AMO/PDO minimum of 1940. Due to the de Vries cycle, the global temperature will drop until 2100 to a value corresponding to the “little ice age” of 1870.”

    That’s why its better….

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    Pat Obar

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    [quote name=”Visiting physicist”]Yes it’s fun to point out that the world is really cooling and Antarctic ice increasing, but this is primarily because we are now in the middle on the 30 year downside of the 60 year cycle. There will be 30 years of warming between 2028 and 2058 much like the end of last century and that may put a spanner in the works. But the long term natural cycle will eventually turn to about 500 years of cooling. To attack the GHE conjecture we still need to continue to expose the false physics and the non-existence of so-called radiative forcing. The Sun’s direct radiated energy is nowhere near sufficient to maintain Earth’s surface temperature at whatever the mean actually is. This is even more obvious on Venus. A totally different non-radiative process is at play on all planets. This process can be explained with a correct understanding of thermodynamics, but it seems PSI doesn’t want to know about it.[/quote]

    Where are your measurements to back up your claims. 11 years, 29 years, 60 years, 110 years, 10000 years, thermodynamic cycles! Why is your 60 years better than any of the others?

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    clive

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    Absolute rubbish. The reason that the ship is trapped is that a huge chunk of ice has broken away and has caused a large amount of ice to bank up behind it trapping the Russian vessel between it and the coast.
    Ask your self why a huge chunk of ice would break away?

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    Visiting physicist

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    Yes it’s fun to point out that the world is really cooling and Antarctic ice increasing, but this is primarily because we are now in the middle on the 30 year downside of the 60 year cycle. There will be 30 years of warming between 2028 and 2058 much like the end of last century and that may put a spanner in the works. But the long term natural cycle will eventually turn to about 500 years of cooling. To attack the GHE conjecture we still need to continue to expose the false physics and the non-existence of so-called radiative forcing. The Sun’s direct radiated energy is nowhere near sufficient to maintain Earth’s surface temperature at whatever the mean actually is. This is even more obvious on Venus. A totally different non-radiative process is at play on all planets. This process can be explained with a correct understanding of thermodynamics, but it seems PSI doesn’t want to know about it.

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    CarbonFooledYa

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    That lead scientist also described the Antarctic conditions as “a winter wonderland”. Yeah, except it’s summer in southern hemisphere, but we know what he means: he’s freezing his but off.

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    ilma

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    They only report that Turney could give that would have any shred of credibility would be “Sorry. I was wrong.”.

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