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Thursday, January 02, 2014

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










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."...







1/2/14, "Trapped: Chinese ice-breaker Xue Long sits in pack ice in Watt Bay, Antarctica. Photo: Colin Cosier"

 







1/2/14, Listing ship carrying Antarctic global warming expedition trapped in Antarctic ice. "The ship was listing, and the captain put out an alert on Christmas Eve," photo Peacock via CNN. 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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