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|Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:20 pm Post subject: CLIMATE CHANGE EXPEDITION SCRAPPED DUE TO SEVERE ICE
|Climate-change expedition scrapped due to very severe ice conditions
June 13, 2017 Robert
A team of scientists – aboard an icebreaker, mind you! – had to abandon their expedition because of hazardous ice conditions. Ice chunks measured 16 to 26 feet (5 to 8 m) thick.
The “very icy conditions” were caused by climate change, says the group’s leader.
idiot courtesy Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans
12 Jun 2017 – About 40 scientists were using the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen for a 133-day expedition across the Arctic, part of a $17-million, four-year project to look at the effects of climate change.
They began their trip on May 25 in Quebec City, but due to bad ice conditions off the coast of Newfoundland, the icebreaker was diverted to help ferries and fishing boats stuck in the ice. Some had even took on water.
‘Very severe ice conditions’
According to the Canadian Coast Guard, the conditions were unlike anything ever seen before in the area.
“It was just extreme ice conditions that required everything that we’ve got in order to make sure we were able to provide the services,” said Julie Gascon, the coast guard’s assistant commissioner for the central and Arctic region.
Strong northeastern winds started packing in ice in late April and never stopped, said Gascon. The result was sea ice conditions treacherous for even an icebreaker to navigate.
“We never had any issues in the past of this nature,” she said. “Very severe ice conditions.”
According to David Barber, a climate change scientist at the University of Manitoba and leader of the expedition, the thick, dense ice had traveled down from the High Arctic.
“It’s very much a climate-change driven phenomenon,” said Barber. “When you reduce the extent of the ice and reduce the thickness of it, it becomes more mobile.”
The warming action can loosen ice and broken icebergs can travel long distances on ocean currents, said Barber.
The only thing that becomes more mobile is the 17 million dollars to pay for their little junket--------------
Total nonsense about the ice coming from the “high arctic”. The satellites show the “high arctic” is still locked in ice and we are a long way out from any possible Northwest Passage in 2017.
This year the arctic sea ice extended well into Newfoundland’s East Coast. Today’s current satellite image shows the Arctic sea ice is still parked where it formed in NFLD.
Too much ice———-blame global warming. Too little ice——————blame global warming.