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Airlift of trapped Antarctic global warming crew appears underway thanks to massive amounts of fossil fuel and taxpayers from several countries

January 2, 2014


1/2/14, Arrival of Chinese helicopter to rescue global warming crew trapped in Antarctic ice, BBC

Two ships remain trapped in disappearing’ Antarctic ice related to this global warming expedition: Chinese icebreaker, Xue Long, and listing Australian charter, a Russian vessel. Passengers to be taken to an ice floe.

1/2/14,Antarctic rescue under way as helicopter lands next to trapped ship, UK Guardian, Bridie Jabour

In a change of plan, the passengers would be taken not the Xue Long, but to an ice floe near the icebreaker Aurora Australis, which tried but failed to break through to the trapped ship earlier this week.”…



12/27/13,On Twitter, Documenting an Antarctic Journey and a Countdown to a Rescue,” NY Times, The Lede blog, Christine Hauser.

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1/2/14, “Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship begins, BBC

One of the aims is to track how quickly the Antarctic’s sea ice is disappearing.”… (This item second to last sentence in article).


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