The Antarctic station is three times farther away from the South Pole than it is from South America.
Climate alarmists think they are helping the environment when they are actually accelerating ‘Man-made irreversible Climate Change’ by blowing unnecessary hot air.
Yesterday, Reuters quoted World Meteorological Organization to claim that Antarctica is experiencing the hottest temperature ever! It breathlessly warned:
Scientists believe global warming has caused so much melting at the south pole that the giant ice sheet is now on course to disintegrate. This would see an eventual global sea level rise of at least three meters (10 feet) over centuries.
I checked where this Antarctic station was on the map and found that its was at the very tip of the continent. Its latitude was 63° S. The Antarctic Circle latitude is currently at 66° S. It was 3° outside the Arctic circle.
This makes the research station closer to Argentina than the South Pole. I know from a PG Wodehouse novel that the southern-most province of Argentina is Tierra del Fuego. I went to TimeAndDate.com website to see how far it was from that state to the research station.
This distance from Tierra del Fuego to the Esperanza Base is just over 1100 kilometres. To the South Pole from the base, it is nearly 3000 kilometers. The TimeAndDate.com website map seems to show a longer distance because earth is spherical and the map is cut and stretched on a square.
Here is how various news organization are spinning the news report. Associated Press and other news agencies have got the memo and everyone is having a good cry over the rising temperatures. They probably needed it after Trump escaped impeachment.
In 2014, a team of Australian scientists and an international group of journalists (including from the BBC and Guardian) went to the South Pole to prove that the ice there was disappearing.
Professor Turney and his acolytes were lured into an embarrassing fiasco by their own neurotic creed. On Christmas Eve, little more than a fortnight after the start of its voyage, the Shokalskiy became wedged in thick ice. As the weather worsened so did the crisis on board. The vessel turned into a ship of fools. What made the debacle all the more humiliating was that this is now the height of summer in Antarctica, when ice coverage is meant to be at its most limited before the onset of winter. Faced by evidence that confounded their ideology the team was bewildered.