Ship of Fools

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boat winter frost iceLast Friday we asked a friend if he’d heard about the ship trapped by Antarctic sea ice and the difficulties in rescuing crew and passengers—one rescue vessel was similarly trapped; others retreated to avoid the same fate.

Finding he knew of the episode, we asked if he knew why the ship went in harm’s way. He didn’t realize the mission was to investigate changes supposedly brought on by global warming, thus joining most consumers of mainstream media reporting, where the global warming connection went carefully unmentioned.

Academic ninnies chose to ignore the greatest expanse of Antarctic sea ice in the history of reliable observations, jeopardizing themselves, their accompanying groupies, and those who risked their own safety to rescue them.

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