• Expedition To Study Global Warming Derailed Because TOO MUCH ICE

    A network of scientists planned a 115 day expedition on board an Artic research vessel to study the effects global warming, but the worst ice conditions in 20 years has  forced a change of plans.

    The expedition was derailed Wednesday because the research vessel was rerouted to help ships who were stuck in ice water.

    The research vessel, known as the CCGS Amundsen, was supposed to travel throughout the Hudson Bay, the body of water in northeastern Canada.

    The vessel is one of only two icebreakers in the Arctic, so the ship is obligated to reroute and help break ice for resupply ships.

    “Obviously it has a large impact on us,” says Martin Fortier, executive director of ArcticNet,

    ArcticNet is a network of scientists who study “the impacts of climate change and modernization in the coastal Canadian Arctic.”

    A Coast Guard officer said the conditions were the “worst he’s seen in 20 years.”

    The ship has a blog post that it has been updating. Here is an excerpt:

    “Meanwhile, we’ve run into ice and out of darkness. During our night of action, the sun didn’t set, so only the face of my watch was there to tell me that it was 3 AM as we were tying down incubators. At five thirty in the morning, as the sun rose — or, rather, got a bit brighter in the sky — filling the world with a deep pink, and the waves turned glassy and viscous and bright, our fingers finally fell numb and our setup was finally done, just in time for a quick nap before breakfast. Tonight, likely, well see the stuck ships.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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