Searching for evidence of global warming in Canada backfired for a team hoping to get some evidence for their theory.
The BaySys 2017 program is a 17 million dollar study into climate change. The project is spearheaded by the University of Manitoba. However, the cold weather prevented the study group and their ship, the CCGS Amundsen Ice Breaker, from moving forward on the 'fact-finding' mission.
According to Science Daily:
Unfortunately, the conditions required much more extended support than anticipated. Fleet management issues and inadequate alternative ships forced the cancellation of the science program due to significant safety concerns.
This decision to cancel the BaySys 2017 program was not made lightly. Although the cancellation was due to circumstances beyond control of the Expedition Team, every effort was made to develop a viable option to allow this valuable work to proceed.
Dr. David Barber, who was leading the now canceled expedition, told CNN, “Considering the severe ice conditions and the increasing demand for search and rescue operations and ice escort, we decided to cancel the BaySys mission.”
Breitbart's James Delingpole pointed out how this is the third ship to stop its mission into finding proof of global warming:
There was the Ship of Fools expedition in which an Australian climate researcher called Chris Turkey had to call an expedition to the melting Antarctic after his ship got stuck in the ice.
The Caitlin Expedition – supported by the Prince of Wales – in which Pen Haddow and his team had to abandon their trip to the North Pole because it was colder than they’d expected.
Most recently there was Ship of Fools II, in which a global warming research voyage by David Hempleman Adams had to be curtailed because of unexpected ice.
The following video from 2014 shows the CCGS Amundsen breaking the ice:
This time around, though, there appears to be too much ice. Paging Al Gore, are you there?
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