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Submission + - It's icebreakers . . . all the way down . . . (foxnews.com) 2

PolygamousRanchKid writes: A U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker left Australia for Antarctica on Sunday to rescue more than 120 crew members aboard two icebreakers trapped in pack ice near the frozen continent's eastern edge, officials said. The 399-foot cutter, the Polar Star, is responding to a Jan. 3 request from Australia, Russia and China to assist the Russian and Chinese ships because "there is sufficient concern that the vessels may not be able to free themselves from the ice," the Coast Guard said in a statement.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Coordination Centre, which oversaw the rescue, said the Polar Star, the Coast Guard's only active heavy polar icebreaker, would take about seven days to reach Commonwealth Bay, depending on weather. Under international conventions observed by most countries, ships' crews are obliged to take part in such rescues and the owners carry the costs.

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  • We are closing in on "warm weather" down under.

    These events are clear evidence of a chilling reality -- a reality
    that we do not understand climate change.

    In days now well remembered I had cause to look at a global weather model code.

    Early in the Fortran deck was PI=3.14
    Three significant figures and when I commented
    that math.h had much better values the comment
    was "~the code has been peer reviewed and could not be changed~".
    The reason I was looking at the code was when run in parallel
    two runs one on 32 cp

    • And yet right now, millions of people are seeing this news and thinking 'More ice! That proves it, global warming is a liberal hoax.'

"What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying." -- Nikita Khrushchev