Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data

Posted: October 12, 2020 by oldbrew in climate, data, research, sea ice
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Arctic sea ice [image credit: BBC/Getty Images]

Arctic sea ice doesn’t undergo natural seasonal melting any more — it ‘dies’, according to the latest climate alarm propaganda. But researchers still need an icebreaker to ‘kill’ a bit more of it in order to study its supposed demise.
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An icebreaker carrying scientists on a year-long international effort to study the high Arctic has returned to its home port in Germany carrying a wealth of data that will help researchers better predict climate change in the decades to come, reports AP News.

The RV Polarstern arrived Monday in the North Sea port of Bremerhaven, from where she set off more than a year ago prepared for bitter cold and polar bear encounters — but not for the pandemic lockdowns that almost scuttled the mission half-way through.

“We basically achieved everything we set out to do,” the expedition’s leader, Markus Rex, told The Associated Press by satellite phone as it left the polar circle last week. “We conducted measurements for a whole year with just a short break.”

The ship had to break away from its position in the far north for three weeks in May to pick up supplies and rotate team members after coronavirus restrictions disrupted carefully laid travel plans, but that didn’t cause significant problems to the mission, he said.

“We’re bringing back a trove of data, along with countless samples of ice cores, snow and water,” said Rex, an atmospheric scientist at Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Ocean Research that organized the expedition.

Full report here.

  1. Jamie Spry says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    “Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data”, and a wealth of taxpayer money! “Budget for the expedition is more than 120 million euros.”

    AND, wasn’t that the same “Polarstern”, who deliberately stuck itself in the ice that was meant to have “disappeared” by ~2014, whose supplies were dangerously delayed by the Russian supply-ship, stuck in the same ‘disappearing’ Arctic “Dense Sea Ice”?

    Exchange Of Arctic Research Crew Gets Delayed As Supply Ice Breaker Blocked By Unexpected “Dense Sea Ice”

    Your hard-earned, taxpayer money, folks. The mind boggles.

  2. afc999 says:

    Ice that dies!? And just imagine all the water this tax-payer-money-burning team “killed” with their ship! I can hear the screams coming from those once living waters that were being “crushed to death” by the weight of the ship and its cold metal as it drove headlong, with NO mercy, through mama and papa waters, and their young children waters! Not, of course, to mention all the “living ice” that was obliterated back to the water age by the cruel hull of the ship, bent on murder!! Oh, so sad! Weeping…weeping….

  3. Gamecock says:

    ‘carrying a wealth of data that will help researchers better predict climate change’

    So all previous predictions were rubbish.

  4. oldbrew says:

    Numerous shouty predictions from warmists that summer sea ice would be gone by [insert year in the past] — due to naughty humans according to the propaganda — certainly were rubbish, or perhaps a *global disaster*…

    From The Guardian…

  5. saighdear says:

    Please someone remind us all ( them – the younger generations who don’t use sugar in their tea or coffee ) How does one encourage large Lumps of material to dissolve / melt into a liquid?

  6. cognog2 says:

    They say that it will take years, if not decades, to sift through the data collected. I wonder what the Arctic will be like then, will it have disappeared?

  7. oldbrew says:

    *a wealth of data that will help researchers better predict climate change in the decades to come.*

    *Webster…said it will likely take years, or even decades, to sift through the data.*
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    Does not compute 😎

  8. roger says:

    Do you think they will finish the job before they retire?

  9. Graeme No.3 says:


    Unlikely, especially as they haven’t yet solved how the melting of floating ice could raise sea levels.
    I thought Archimedes had something to say about that 2200 years ago but he wasn’t ‘peer reviewed’ in an approved Climate Change journal.

  10. tom0mason says:

    “Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data” or should that be
    “Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of data some of which may indicate how the local climate varies.”

    After about 150 years since the end of the Little Ice Age and there is still thick ice at both poles. When will it all melt away and the planet properly warm-up? At barely 1°C/century that’s hardly rapid or unusual.

    Come on sol wake up and warm us up, cos that CO2 is evident crap at warming the planet !

  11. oldbrew says:

    “We are watching the Arctic sea ice die,” said Rex, adding that he thinks it’s possible there may be no summer sea ice in the Arctic soon. This would cause not just significant disruption to indigenous societies in the region but also interfere with the planet’s cooling system.

    “We need to do everything to preserve it for future generations,” he said.
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    Given the absence of any comprehensive understanding of such matters, attempts to ‘interfere with the planet’s cooling system’ by ‘doing everything’ [etc] are sure to either backfire, or at the least be a waste of time and resources.

  12. Damian says:

    If the jetstream is wavier now than in past decades, what effect is this having on the distribution of sea ice?

  13. Gamecock says:

    ‘Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data’

    Rubbish. The Associated Press doesn’t know the difference between weather and climate. The scientists (sic) gathered weather data.

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