Global Warming Scientists in Antartica: the stuff of comedy – and cover-up…

Global Warming Scientists in Antartica: the stuff of comedy – and cover-up…

ImageWhen the Russian ship, Akademik Shokalskiy, became stranded in the Antarctic ice on Christmas Eve, the media couldn’t wait to cover stories about the ship and its inhabitants. What these reports failed to mention, however, was what the Russian ship was doing in Antarctica to begin with. The Akademik Shokalskiy carried climate change scientists who were looking to do global warming-related research.

According to NewsBusters:

The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. Forty out of 41 stories (97.5 percent) on the network morning and evening news shows since Dec. 25 failed to mention climate change had anything to do with the expedition.

In fact, rather than point out the mission was to find evidence of climate change, the networks often referred to the stranded people as “passengers,” “trackers” and even “tourists,” without a word about climate change or global warming.

The blatant omission is egregious, but when you consider the fact that this particular incident is a black eye for the global warming movement, it’s really not all that surprising.

“It’s just unbelievable – the cover up,” Stu sad exasperatedly. “It’s amazing, the evidence coming out now. I mean they have had a rough go of it. If you are a global warming supporter, you have had a rough go over the past 7 or 8 years… As far as facts go, the earth did for a period of time between the 70s and the 80s. It hasn’t since… [But] they just keep doubling down and doubling down… I mean you have been doing this for 10 years and now it’s not working.”

As Glenn was quick to point out, however, is when the people who are in power and control the media are complicit, you can get away with just about anything.

“Well, it was working for… Kim Jong Un,” Glenn concluded. “You just keep denying by saying ‘The people are happy.’ ‘The people are fat and sassy.’ It works for him.”  Source (short video clip at source worth watching)

Catholic Truth Comment:

The above hilarious situation (where three rescue attempts had been thwarted by growing levels of sea ice and weather conditions) raises, afresh, the question of why Catholics are to be found among those gullible folk who believe in man-made climate change. Surely, we should know better?

Comments (26)

  • Miles Immaculatae

    Contrary to what the neo-Malthusian, Global Warming crowd tell us, more people, more energy consumption and more industry leads to more prosperity and richness.

    January 8, 2014 at 9:17 pm
  • Catherine January 8, 2014 at 9:43 pm
  • Lily

    That really is hilarious – global warming scientists looking for evidence to support their theory in Antartica, getting stuck in the ice and then the rescuers getting stuck as well. It really is the stuff of comedy right enough! I’m definitely not surprised that the media have covered up this story.

    Catherine, thanks for that link, more evidence that the whole “man-made climate change” theory is rubbish.

    “The importance of this report is that it indicates the Earth was warmer in pre-industrial times, meaning that mother nature rather than man may be driving climate change.

    This latest study is part of the mounting evidence that global warming may not be the problem that Al Gore and others claim it is. Most of the “gloom and doom” predictions made by the global warming theorists have not come true. Even the climate change histrionics one sees in the media after every major storm or fire are wrong, as the frequency of hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires are all way down”

    Answering the blog article question, of course no Catholic should go along with the global warming or man made climate change theory. God in his Divine Providence takes care of the climate. No Catholic should go along with any theory that puts man in place of God. .

    January 9, 2014 at 10:49 am
  • Eileenanne

    I don’t claim to be an expert on the science involved, but I have always understood that global warming would lead to more extreme weather, not warmer weather.

    As I write, parts of the US are in the grip of extremely cold tempeatures and parts of our the UK are suffering floods and unusually high tide surges. I know that some of the floods here are said to be caused or exacerbated by building on flood plains and failure to dredge rivers in some places, so global warming is obviously not the whole story. It is also possible that we imagine there is more extreme weather around because nowadays we have instant reports and pictures from every part of the earth.

    I see no tension between the Catholic Faith and scientific opinion. There is room for differences of opinion on this issue among scientists of all faiths and none. The Church has no teaching on the subject.

    January 9, 2014 at 10:50 am
  • Theresa Rose

    Global warming seems to be one way of advancing a population control agenda. Who benefits most economically?

    January 9, 2014 at 10:53 am
    • bededog

      I agree with Eileenanne. There should be no tension between the Catholic Faith and scientific opinion on this issue. Of course, God is in charge of the global climate – but man, having been given free will, does not always make the right choices. What man (especially Western Man) does to the climate in order to fulfill his ambitions can and does have a detrimental effect on the climate – IMHO !

      January 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm
      • Nicky

        There isn’t any tension between Catholicism and true science. The problem is the “science” on climate change is not true science at all. The belief that human addition of CO2 to the atmosphere would lead to global warming was accepted as fact right away without any application of the usual scientific method.

        Nowadays, scientists who question it are attacked and even called “deniers” as in “holocaust deniers” suggesting that they are nutters. Yet scientists are supposed to keep questioning.

        What is laughable and sinister at the same time about the Antartica debacle is the media cover-up. If it’s now only about “extreme weather” and not what they said it was originally about (the world heating up) why not report the facts, why pretend the ship was full of tourists when it was full of scientists on a fact-finding mission to support their theory about climate change?

        As Theresa Rose says, the whole global warming agenda is about population reduction. No Catholic should be fooled into thinking it’s anything else.

        January 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm
      • Catherine


        I think you must have watched some of Professor Tim Ball’s talks on YouTube. I wrote to him once after seeing him on a documentary and asked him some questions. He replied to my email as follows:

        “I am sorry, but it is not possible to get the answers to your questions without doing a lot of piecemeal research. The reason is climatology is a generalist discipline, but most of the people supposedly expert such as those in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), are specialists. The analogy I use is they each have one piece of the climate puzzle, but climate is the entire box-top picture. It is therefore difficult to find contradictory science and there are several reasons for this.

        First, the hypothesis that human addition of CO2 to the atmosphere would lead to global warming was accepted as fact almost as soon as it was produced. As Lindzen said about 20 years ago, The consensus was reached before the research had even begun. As soon as scientists moved to challenge the hypothesis following the normal scientific method set out by Kuhn, they were attacked as skeptics. In fact all scientists should be skeptics. More recently we have been called “deniers” with all the holocaust connotations of that word. This effectively thwarted the scientific method.

        Second, the problem was exacerbated as billions in research funds from governments were directed to proving not disproving the hypothesis as Karl Popper said is essential to scientific inquiry.

        Third, scientific journals did not concern themselves with climate until the funding went that way and it became a political issue. Editors sent articles questioning the prevailing wisdom to the high priests who reject it as heresy. I use religious terminology because what is happening is not science. I call it peer review censorship.

        Despite these efforts a few scientists have struggled on and produced a great deal of evidence that the hypothesis is wrong. I have all too briefly summarized this for you.

        Fourth, almost all the funding goes to proving the hypothesis.

        A common problem with this entire issue of climate change is confusion between pollution and global warming or climate change.. Despite attempts to muddy the water, for example by the Canadian government listing CO2 as a toxic substance, global warming and climate change are not about pollution. Questioning the climate science does not mean there is not a recognition of or concern about clean air and water and a healthier environment.

        CO2 is not a pollutant, it is a naturally occurring gas; indeed, it is reasonable to argue that reducing CO2 is a negative move. The plants live on CO2 and research shows they operate best at about 1000 parts per million (ppm).Commercial greenhouses pump this amount in and the plants grow four times more vigorously and use less water. At 385 ppm the plants are getting less than half what is ideal for them. Proposals to reduce CO2 levels even more do not consider the needs of the plants. Plants take in CO2 and give off oxygen. Without the plants there is no oxygen and all animal life is affected.”

        You can get lots of videos of Professor Tim Ball if you just Google his name.

        January 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm
      • Nicky


        I am indeed a fan of Professor Ball. He’s been pilloried by other scientists because he doesn’t toe the party line. That’s enough proof for me that he is speaking the truth!

        January 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm
  • Therese

    Theresa Rose is absolutely correct. The “global warmers” agenda is quite clear; man is the enemy of the planet and his numbers must be severely limited.

    January 9, 2014 at 4:03 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    Catherine, Nicky,

    I had not heard of Professor Tim Ball before. Since he has been mentioned I listened to this one on youtube,

    I also listened to another speaker on youtube who also says that global warming is a hoax. It seems that bankers, government members worldwide are in on it.

    One way to gain the upper hand in an economic way.

    January 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm
    • editor

      Theresa Rose,

      Many thanks for posting those videos. Might be a while before I can manage to watch them, but I look forward to doing so.

      Of course, Alex Jones is often written off as a daft conspiracy theorist but as someone once said about that accusation: “there’s plenty of conspiracy about, all right, but not a lot of theory”!

      January 9, 2014 at 6:59 pm
  • leprechaun

    I am told that our intrepid scientists have managed to install temperature gauges on both Mars and Venus.

    These gauges report that the temperature on each of those two planets is rising.

    To the best of my knowledge there are no vehicles with internal combustion engines, nor men smoking cigarettes, nor coal-fired electricity generating plants on either planet. So are those necessarily factors in the debate? Might it not just be to a natural phenomenon, such as the sun?

    Only asking.

    January 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm
  • editor


    There is no postage stamp in the world small enough to contain the entirety of my scientific knowledge, specifically on this topic, so your comment is of the utmost interest to me.

    I can’t wait for the science buffs to answer you 🙂

    January 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm
  • Miles Immaculatae

    To support man-made Global Warming is to support global poverty. Global Warming is used as an excuse to restrict industrialisation in third world countries, to reduce the energy consumption this depends on, and to control population, even though more people is a solution to poverty, not a cause. Anybody who disbelieves global warming is accused of being a right wing environment hater. No true of me. I abhor GM. I am pro-green energy. I recycle assiduously.

    It baffles me why so many environmentalists are anti-nuclear energy. It’s zero CO2. We have advanced methods of disposing of nuclear waste and should continue to develop this. Another Chernobyl is unlikely and Fukushima wasn’t as bad as people reckon, besides we wouldn’t build anymore on hyperactive tectonic hot-spots. When Merkel intimated she would cut nuclear energy in Germany after Fuku, the government soon u-turned when they figured it would be an economic one in the foot.

    The governments of the world need to create large regions of agriculture, clean heavy industry combined with research. The capitalist NWO crowd hate that, they hate civilisation and want us all to be cave men. God has put enough resources on this planet for everybody in the world to have a house for several children and a yard with a car on it. The NWO say that poverty is inevitable, but this is not true. This will not happen and there will not be peace in the world until the whole economic order is overturned. We are doomed to unceasing economic catastrophe as long as our whole economic system is founded on usury (infallibly declared sinful by the Church on several occasion), instead of labour. Capitalism is state sponsored usury. Of course, this is one of the things, I am sure, which will come about after the consecration of Russia. Interesting how the Pope of Poor hasn’t as of condemned usury in his recent exhortation.

    January 9, 2014 at 9:07 pm
    • editor

      Miles Immaculatae,

      I’m afraid I’m instinctively against nuclear energy. Maybe my scientific ignorance is to blame, I don’t know, but I must say I’m astonished at your claim that “Fukushima wasn’t as bad as people reckon” – I’m certainly not looking to buy a house in the area… are you? 🙂

      January 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm
      • crouchback

        Just as well…..there would be an epidemic of our oriental friends falling on their swords if you did….ho…ho…ho..

        only kidding, the Russian ship story was covered to everyones enjoyment in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph……not so much in the Daily Ranger perhaps..??

        Tell me you don’t limit yourself to that rag…??….now, where did I leave that sword….???

        January 22, 2014 at 10:48 pm
  • Miles Immaculatae

    There is no question at all that various man-made emissions are bad for the environment. Burning coal is generally bad: think urban smog. And who wants to go back to leaded petrol? We should recycle to reduce land-fill, obviously. Catholics should be environmentalists. The problem is, environmentalism has been hijacked and monopolised by neo-Malthusian, global warming advocates.

    The mass deforestation of tropical rainforest is damaging to the earth’s climate, at least on a regionalised level (and I don’t mean in relation to the absorption of carbon: the rainforest contributes a few different affects on climate cycles). Although the “green-house-gas-emissions-killing-the-earth-theory” is so over-hyped that when I was at school, which was not long ago, we were taught – truthfully – that we should consider becoming vegetarians, because cows [breaking wind] exacerbates the green-house affect! I am not kidding.

    January 10, 2014 at 9:15 pm
  • Margaret Mary


    Sorry, I just can’t take any of it seriously. Obviously we have a duty to care for the world in a common sense way, but what we’re getting now, 24/7 is a scam.

    January 10, 2014 at 10:05 pm
    • editor

      Margaret Mary

      My own view – exactly – and has been since day one.

      January 11, 2014 at 12:03 pm
  • Leo

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for people using the earth’s resources responsibly and sensibly. The expression “waste not want not” shouldn’t need to be repeated to anyone.

    That said, I certainly agree with Theresa Rose and Nicky about the population controllers being at the centre of the whole “warm mongering” industry. How they have any credibility intact is beyond me. Well, it’s probably a very clear example of large scale mind control by the media and academia, amoral geopolitical interests, the work of powerful forces with dark antichrist agendas, with a fair bit of money grubbing careerism thrown in.

    In the late 60s Paul Erhlich, author of The Population Bomb, was saying that population control was the only way to prevent global famine. Apparently the US wasn’t going to be spared either! All this nonsense hasn’t prevented him collecting a string of prestigious awards. Surprise, surprise. And, what about Green writer Alan Weisman calling for Americans to adopt a one child policy. Well, the fact that his book A World Without Us was a best seller, rather suggests that promoting crazy leftist groupthink isn’t a bar to literary commercial success.

    When the Western World goes all soppy about polar bears, and sees babies as some sort of disease we really are dealing with a diabolical infestation.

    And of course we had Gorbachev reinventing himself as an “environmentalist”, after Communism decided to change its spots. In fact, the whole global warming alarmism strikes me as a mixture of sinister global socialist power play, and wacky New Age cultdom. I suppose Gorbachev could be referred to as the elder watermelon. Green on the outside, red on the inside (credit to John Vennari of Catholic Family News for that one).

    Little over five years there was a constant drum beat before the Copenhagen Conference that this was the last chance to save the planet from man made global warming. The talk seems to have been downplayed to climate change now. Hey, these people change like the weather. In the seventies, notwithstanding Erhlich’s control creepery, the scare was about a new Ice Age, I believe.

    I can’t compete with others here on depth of knowledge of this subject, but one voice that seems to spike a lot of the madness, is that of Lord Christopher Monckton. There should be plenty of instructive videos on youtube.

    Finally, if all these Warmist Alarmist Cult adherents really wanted to prevent world catastrophe they would be way, way better off joining the Society’s Rosary Crusade to achieve the Consecration of Russia.

    January 11, 2014 at 12:27 am
    • editor


      “Hey, these people change like the weather”

      Precisely! I’ve read good critical articles where the author has listed the claims of the man-made climate change brigade, contrasting them with their latest excuses and pseudo-explanations of why those prophecies failed to materialise. I’m sure a Google search would bring up those websites (which I’ve not visited since the last time we discussed this).

      As Margaret Mary says, the whole thing is a scam. I’ve been of the same opinion myself from the beginning.

      January 11, 2014 at 12:03 pm
  • catholicconvert1

    Global warming always was a gigantic hoax. In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher told us we were going into another Ice Age. Indeed the world, throughout history has seen extreme weather conditions such as the Little Ice Age between 1550 and 1850, and then there was the North Sea Flood of 1953 that affected England, Scotland, the Netherlands and Belgium. My grandmother told me of summers in the 1940s that were twice as hot as summers today, and winters ten times as cold. Ice formed around telegraph lines and branches 8 inches thick, 7 foot deep drifts. She had to go to work on the wall tops.

    If global warming’s a-coming, why do we keep getting adverts for double glazing and central heating?

    January 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm
  • catholicconvert1

    Forget to mention- Catholics should have no truck with global warming, due to the fact it is human centred. It removes God from the centre of the Universe, with the erroneous notion that men can control the world, and have the power to replace God.

    January 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm
  • editor

    Here’s an interesting thought about climate change – from a UKIP Councillor.

    January 18, 2014 at 11:42 pm
  • editor

    I’ll be closing the January threads within the next day or two, but couldn’t resist posting this piece from this week’s edition of The Tablet:

    Pope Francis has begun working on a new document that will address a broad range of issues related to the “care of creation”, including protection of the environment and defence of the nature and dignity of the human person.

    Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, confirmed on 24 January that the Pope was preparing a text on ecology, which he opined “could become an encyclical”. But he underlined that it would specifically emphasise “human ecology”, a term denoting a holistic understanding of all that the Church calls creation – from the human person to the universe and its natural resources. The spokesman said he text was only in its early stages and he could not say when it would be finished.
    Ever since his election as Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has consistently repeated that all people, but especially Christians, have the duty to care for creation.

    “Let us be ‘protectors’ of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment,” he said at Mass on 19 March as he began his Petrine Ministry.
    Of the many times the Jesuit Pope returned to the theme since then, he offered some of his most poignant reflections at the 5 June general audience, which coincided with World Environment Day. He noted that caring for creation was not only respecting the environment.

    “The human person is in danger today, hence the urgent need for human ecology!” Francis warned. He said this included significant economical, ethical and anthropological aspects. “Men and women are sacrificed to the idols of profit and consumption: it is the ‘culture of waste’,” he said.
    In such a culture, the Pope continued, people “are no longer seen as a primary value to be respected and safeguarded,” citing special concern for the poor, disabled, the unborn and the elderly.

    We need to brace ourselves – now!

    February 2, 2014 at 12:15 am

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