Zombies might seem unrealistic, but an apocalypse caused by melting ice caps? We’ve been told it could happen, and happen all too soon.
That’s why one has to laugh when scientists headed down to Antarctica couldn’t get there because, lo and behold, there’s too much ice:
The UK Guardian reports 50 scientists have gathered in Tasmania to discuss more accurate ways to predict Antarctic sea ice levels so researchers don’t get stuck in ice pack when traveling southward.
“It’s quite hard to forecast but whatever effort we put into improving our ability to forecast sea ice will ultimately pay dividends in terms of savings for national programs,” Tony Worby, head of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, told the Guardian.
So, wait. They are going to spend money predicting how much ice there will be so that they can then get to Antarctica to study global warming?
The Daily Caller reminds us that two years ago a Russian vessel loaded with passengers eager to see for themselves the damning effects of global warming got stuck for over a week in the ice. The ice breaker sent to rescue them got stuck as well.
There’s nothing wrong with scientific research, and there are certainly scientists in Antarctica focused on subjects other than sea levels, but it seems like these scientists are looking for problems where none exist.
Antarctic sea ice levels have consistently defied climate model predictions, baffling scientists and reigniting the debate over global warming’s influence on sea ice. In April, sea ice reached record levels for the month — a whopping 116,000 square miles higher than the previous record set in 2014.
These incidents alone don’t disprove global warming. But they should let us breathe a sigh of relief that worldwide death by rising sea levels is about as unlikely as the zombie apocalypse.