Thursday, April 19, 2007

Crushing ice imprisons sealing ships

CBC are treating the story of the 100 sealing vessels trapped by crushing ice as a straight news story -- as they should.

Imagine the spin if the story supported the global warming storyline -- the headline would be someting like "Killer Ice traps 100 vessels -- more havoc expected".

Meanwhile, on page 51 of the April 9, 2007 Canadian edition of Time Magazine, I'm feasting my eyes on an impressive photo of an icebreaker cutting through the Arctic ice like butter, along with the caption, "An icebreaker had it easy last year as the Arctic Ocean began its annual melt prematurely. Scientists were onboard to study the change".

Perhaps, to round out their education, we should fly a few of these scientists out to the sealing vessels trapped in the ice.

Along with a Time magazine photographer.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

(with apologies to Alexandre)

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"