Thursday, January 02, 2014

Schadenfreude Is A Dish Best Served Ice Cold

Sometimes reality gives you delicious situations that fiction on its best day couldn't even dare to dream up.

The story: An intrepid group of global warming aficionados and true believers travel to Antarctica on a propaganda tour to see what, according to their theory, should be a massive loss of ice and open seas due to their Global Warming Theory.

Cold reality hits and they and their ship, the Akademik Shokalskiy, get completely trapped in a record amount of ice. So much ice in fact that ice breakers cannot get through to free them.

That would be, and indeed is, funny and ironic enough.

But, it gets oh so much better.

Who do they need to reach out to in order to find out actual weather information relating to their plight?

Why, two of the leading real scientists and skeptics of their global warming construct.

You can't make this up.

Go follow the whole thing over on Watts Up With That.

I suggest reading the true tale with a big bowl of popcorn by your side and a nice hot toddy.

Update: And they're finally rescued, by a carbon-emitting, fossil-fueled helicopter.

1 comment:

ProudHillbilly said...

The whole thing has provided much smiles and a lack of sympathy.