Rescue of the “tourists” and the “scientists” is underway. Our ABC reports that the first batch have been airlifted directly to the Aurora Australis, and they managed to bring us that news without once mentioning global warming or the fact that the leader is Professor of Climate Change.
There are real scientific programs in progress in Antarctica. Supplies and personel have been diverted with the Aurora Australis and the other ice breakers sent to assist the Akademik Shokalskiy. Programs that have been long in the planning may well be impossible to complete. For what? An activists junket, a consciousness raising exercise.
And rumour has it that one of the rescue ships, the Xue Long, is now beset.
The main stream media were in there raising our consciousness with great enthusiasm ahead of the debacle. Let’s hear about it now …