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The objective of this expedition - led by Australian global warming 'scientist' Professor Chris Turney* - was to document the extent to which global warming had caused ice to vanish in the Antarctic. In addition to the 50 global warming 'scientists' on board there appear to have been 20 paying 'tourists' who actually included reporters from the BBC and Guardian.
So much has been invested in the media's narrative of the importance of global warming and man-made climate change that any story that highlights the fallacy of the narrative has to be ignored. In this case the media could not ignore the event itself since its own reporters were trapped in the ice. So it chose to simply cover up the mission objective.
In the UK I listened to about 50 reports TV and radio news (including 24-hours news services from BBC, Sky, and LBC). Not a single report mentioned the mission objective at any time. At first they even tried to cover up the scientific aspect by reporting that the ship was just a 'tourist' ship. Even in print the mission objective has been almost completely ignored. Britain's widest circulation newspaper, the populist Sun which would normally delight in exposing this kind of hypocrisy, has abided by the rule not to expose the global warming scam; so not once - in all its coverage - has it mentioned the mission objective.
On the last but one line of an online BBC article they finally do mention that "One of the aims was to track how quickly the Antarctic's sea ice was disappearing." However, this comes at the bottom of many paragraphs and photos, and after a paragraph which says "Despite being trapped, the scientists continued their experiments, measuring temperature and salinity through cracks in the surrounding ice." Sky has been even worse than the BBC and Guardian in their obsessive 'climate change' agenda, so not only did they ignore the mission objectives in their TV reports, but even their online news service is maintaining the cover-up about the expedition. Their latest story on it (after the many pictures and paragraphs on the rescue) says only right at the end: "The scientific team on board had been recreating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson's 1911 to 1913 voyage to Antarctica".
The relevance of this story to this blog is that it shows the extent to which the media will simply ignore or cover up any stories that did not fit their particular narrative. There are three truly 'sacred cow' narratives that the media is determined at all costs to maintain despite the evidence against them. One is, as discussed above, is 'man made global warming'. The other two are relevant to this blog since they are
- 'Palestinians are the most deserving people of support in the world'; and
- 'There is no such thing as an Islamist threat'
*The website of expedition leader Chris Turney says the following:
"I am an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Professor of Climate Change at the University of University of New South Wales where my team and I are focussing our efforts on using the past to better understand the changes we are seeing today. To do something positive about climate change, I helped set up a carbon refining company called Carbonscape which has developed technology to fix carbon from the atmosphere and make a host of green bi-products, helping reduce greenhouse gas levels."So Turney has a major financial interest in the whole man-made climate change myth. From its website, Carbonscape seems to be funded entirely from public funds and its business model is based on regulations fed by climate scammers; in the section on ‘emerging users’ of its technology it says:
In the United States, there is anticipation that new federal environmental regulations will be passed in 2011 mandating the need for mercury removal at coal-fired power stations. AC demand in the United States is expected to increase as a result of this legislation. In fact, an upturn in demand has already been experienced as a direct result of certain states pre-empting and passing their own regulations.