By Vox Day
There are some who doubt that God exists. They obviously haven’t been paying much attention to the events at the South Pole, where the MV Akademik Schokalskiy was carrying a group of true believers in the gospel of Al Gore to document environmental changes there. For we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt that God not only exists, but has a rather puckish sense of humor.
As it happens, the MV Akademik Schokalskiy will not reach its destination. The “climate scientists” on board are unable to reach the century-old base camp of Douglas Mawson and observe how the climate has changed because their ship is stuck in so much ice that one icebreaker after another has been unable to break through to them.
“The scientists have been stuck aboard the stricken MV Akademik Schokalskiy since Christmas Day, with repeated sea rescue attempts being abandoned as icebreaking ships failed to reach them. Now that effort has been ditched, with experts admitting the ice is just too thick. Instead the crew have built an icy helipad, with plans afoot to rescue the 74-strong team by helicopter.”
It will be interesting to see if the scientists, led by one Chris Turney, is capable of observing that the climate has indeed changed now that the Chinese icebreaker, Snow Dragon, was unable to even get within five miles of the trapped ship. One would assume that if it was possible to reach the camp by sea one hundred years ago, but the camp is no longer accessible due to the expanding ice cap, the obvious conclusion is that the climate has changed for the colder.
I’m afraid it is unlikely, though. One hallmark of modern science is its amazing ability to ignore any observations that don’t confirm its hypotheses. The failed mission to the South Pole is only the latest embarrassment for climate science, and appears that more embarrassments will follow because the climate scientists don’t seem inclined to abandon their insistence that the Earth is getting warmer no matter how cold it gets.
At this point, one gets the impression that even if glaciers were to cover Canada and begin to ice over the northern United States, the climate scientists would still claim that this unexpected turn of events was merely a momentary pause before the imminent boiling of the planet.
The scientific team on the icebound MV Akademik Schokalskiy have discovered climate change. They just haven’t recognized it yet. Is it any wonder that God laughs at the foolishness of Man?
Vox Day is a national libertarian and the author of “The Return of the Great Depression” and “The Irrational Atheist.” He is a former columnist for WorldNetDaily, Chronicle Features, and Universal Press Syndicate, and is a member of Mensa and IGDA. He also is the first writer in the history of the Science Fiction Writers of America to be expelled from the organization. Visit his blog, Vox Popoli.