The chief “scientist” of the Antarctic expedition claims that the expanding sea ice that caused them to get stuck for over a week is consistent with man-made global warming.
The crew was rescued yesterday by a gas-powered Chinese helicopter.
The Climate Depot reported:
The leader of the Antarctic global warming expedition that has been mired in thick Antarctic ice for more than a week and is finally facing a helicopter rescue attempt, is claiming that expanding sea ice is consistent with man-made global warming theory.
Chris Turney, a professor of climate change at Australia’s University of New South Wales (email@example.com) “remained adamant that sea ice is melting, even as the boat remained trapped in frozen seas,” according to a Fox News interview.
“Sea ice is disappearing due to climate change, but here ice is building up,” the Australasian Antarctic Expedition said in a statement. Turney explained that “climate change may have prompted the iceberg to shatter and float into the previously open sea where the mostly Australian team finds itself stranded.” “
The ice was swept across to this area by the South-East wind, its pieces creating a knock-on domino effect,” Turney said. “We were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Turney expected to see melting ice. See: ClitanicDisaster: ‘Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat…because of too much ice’ in Antarctica – Will be rescued by helicopter – Chris Turney, a climate scientist and leader of the expedition, was going to document ‘environmental changes’ at the pole - In an interview he said he expected melting ice to play a part in expedition
Antarctica sea ice reached a 30 year record in extent and volume in 2013.