If there’s one thing Science™ hates, it’s facts and evidence. Wait, that’s two things. See? Stupid math! Science™ hates math! Science™ is all about feelings. Feelings like smugness and superiority and disdain. That’s the basis of Science™.
Schadenfreude is a dish best served cold. Very, very cold. BBC News:
The Chinese ice-breaker that helped rescue passengers stranded on the Akademik Shokalskiy vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck.
An Australian ice-breaker carrying the rescued passengers has been placed on standby in case the Chinese ship, Xue Long, needs assistance…
“Xue Long notified Amsa [the Australian Maritime Safety Authority]… this afternoon [that] it has concerns about their ability to move through heavy ice in the area,” Amsa said in a statement.
Well, let’s hope that ship doesn’t get stuck too. Pretty soon, that whole place will look like the nautical equivalent of the last 20 minutes of The Blues Brothers.
Strangely enough, the BBC devotes almost 1,000 words to this story, but not once is it mentioned what these passengers were doing there. Just seeing the sights? Trying to prove that
global warming climate change threatens to melt the polar ice caps and flood Al Gore’s basement?
Who knows? Who cares? Shut up, you climate denier. Now, be a dear and turn up the thermostat, won’t you? It’s positively beastly in here!
(Hat tip: the mighty Burge)