How much evidence can pop science ignore?

…enough to stop an icebreaker, it seems.

The Polar Ocean Challenge is taking a two month journey that will see them go from Bristol, Alaska, to Norway, then to Russia through the North East passage, back to Alaska through the North West passage, to Greenland and then ultimately back to Bristol. Their objective, as laid out by their website, was to demonstrate “that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far now in the summer months that sea that was permanently locked up now can allow passage through.”

There has been one small hiccup thus-far though: they are currently stuck in Murmansk, Russia because there is too much ice blocking the North East passage…

No word on whether they’ve yet resorted to cannibalism.

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3 Responses to How much evidence can pop science ignore?

  1. oldguy52 says:

    Not too sharp even for leftys. You’d think it might be tempting to take a quick fly-over first.

    Well it’s still possible some good could come from this… Maybe they can go out for a walk and meet some of their cuddly little polar bear friends for lunch.

  2. Joel says:

    Don’t see how they could. I heard all the polar bears drowned. Not enough ice. 😈

  3. Oh, they’ll just play the “change is proof of everything” card again. See, there can be more sea ice because the (previously intact) pack is melting. And if it’s not melting, well then it’s receding. And if it’s not receding, well then you’re just a D E N I E R, boy howdy!

    See how that works? It’s good to be wise in the ways of science:

    “And what do we burn apart from witches?”

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