Jim Hunt Egging The Ship Of Fools On To Disaster

Jim Hunt (and Blowtorch Reggie) are egging the ship of fools on to disaster, telling them that the ice is receding. And the intrepid fools are listening to them.

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It has been persistently cloudy in the Northeast Passage, and the ice is not melting.

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The ice edge has pushed back slightly due to winds.

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The animation below shows how the wind has shifted the ice over the last couple of days, and how the route is blocked with hundreds of miles of 1-2 meter thick ice.

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Reggie also egged the 2013 Arctic rowers on to near disaster, before they had to abandon their boat.

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Sea ice, winds end rowers’ Northwest Passage bid early – British Columbia – CBC News

Not too surprising that Jim Hunt’s web site is titled “GreatWhiteCon”

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40 Responses to Jim Hunt Egging The Ship Of Fools On To Disaster

  1. Martin says:

    Perhaps they will lose radio contact as they near the Laptev Sea and miraculously regain it again when they are safely into the open waters of the East Siberian Sea……….I seem to recall that our intrepid rowers lost contact for several days as they battled through impassable ice around Cape Parry

  2. Jim Hunt says:

    Thanks for the heads up on Twitter Tony. However for some strange reason I seem to be unable to post a witty riposte :(

    I explained about the winds to all and sundry two days ago. In case you missed it see:

    http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2016/07/northabouts-great-adventure/#Jul-22

    Now please explain to me precisely how “Snow White” is “egging on” anybody by posting the satellite visualisation that you have kindly reproduced above?

    It does after all reveal that the ice edge at the Kara Sea end of the Vilkitsky Strait has recently receded, as predicted.

    • tonyheller says:

      They aren’t going anywhere without an icebreaker. Why are you giving them false hope?

      • Jim Hunt says:

        I’m not “giving them false hope”. I’m reporting on some interesting (IMHO) Arctic facts, as per usual. In this instance it seems a few other people find them interesting also.

        It seems we’re all agreed that “The ice edge has pushed back slightly due to winds” since your map above shows that too, albeit with reduced resolution?

        FYI “Snow White” is sobbing uncontrollably into her snow white hanky as we speak. She’s still blocked by “Steve Goddard” :(

        • AndyG55 says:

          “I’m reporting on some interesting (IMHO) Arctic facts”

          No Jimbo, you are an ABSOLUTE DENIER of Arctic facts.

          For years you have DENIED the fact that Arctic sea ice levels are ABNORMALLY HIGH compared to most of the last 10,000 years.

          The only period they have been higher is during the LIA and the RECOVERY from the LIA.

          ADMIT the facts… I DARE you.

          • Jim Hunt says:

            The corollary would seem to be that sea levels are currently ABNORMALLY LOW compared to most of the last 10,000 years?

            As far as I am aware the population of places like London and NYC are currently ABNORMALLY HIGH compared to most of the last 10,000 years.

            As I’ve suggested previously, why don’t you ask Tony nicely if he’ll publish a “guest post” of yours about “The first 3/4 of the Holocene”?

          • AndyG55 says:

            Still refusing to admit the truth

            SLIMING and WORMING like the jellied eel that you are.

          • AndyG55 says:

            You do realise that you have just ADMITTED that you are IGNORANT of the real history of Arctic sea ice levels.

            That is why your pretence of being FACTAL on your little CON web site is so absolutely DECEITFUL.

          • AndyG55 says:

            You are the person putting yourself forward as the purveyor of all Arctic Knowledge.

            It behoves you to correct this MONUMENTAL LACK of historical truth on your web site.

            Until you are able to tell the WHOLE TRUTH, you are nothing but a very low level PROPAGANDA CON merchant.

            But TRUTH is not part of your persona, is it Jimbo.

        • AndyG55 says:

          The real problem is that these guys are obviously as EGOTISTICAL and ARROGANT as Jimbo.

          A Turney like episode in the brewing.

          A PROPAGANDA DISASTER almost certainly, but let’s hope we don’t have to hand out too many Darwin awards because of their arrogant egos.

    • AndyG55 says:

      “I seem to be unable to post a witty riposte”

      You never have been able to.

      You are WITLESS !!

  3. tonyheller says:

    I don’t think you are blocked any more.

  4. ItsGettingHotinHereSo says:

    Who is Reggie?

  5. Robertv says:

    How much melting do we get at – 20 ºC ?

    http://www.summitcamp.org/status/webcam/

  6. Jim Hunt says:

    Another day has dawned and still no answer, so at the risk of repeating myself:

    Please explain to me precisely how “Snow White” is “egging on” anybody by posting the satellite visualisation that you have kindly reproduced above?

    Perhaps you prefer the wording of today’s update?

    Apart from another AMSR2 image there’s a nice little video of dolphins playing around in the sea ice free Barents Sea!

  7. Jim Hunt says:

    Another day has dawned, and still no answer.

    At least the crew of “The Ship of Fools” appreciate “Snow White’s” cool humour:

    https://twitter.com/PolarOceanChall/status/757880784804016128

  8. AndyG55 says:

    Obviously trying to fabricate another hockey stick.

  9. Jim Hunt says:

    The sun is going down (UTC), and still no answer. At the risk of repeating myself, repeating myself:

    Please explain to me precisely how “Snow White” is “egging on” anybody by posting the satellite visualisation that you have kindly reproduced above?

    Or in today’s update for that matter.

  10. Jim Hunt says:

    Another day has dawned, and still no answer.

    To summarise the “Real Science” Arctic article template:

    1) Write a snappy (if inaccurate) headline

    2) Under that put one or more images which have little or no bearing on the headline

    3) Under the image(s) put some text that also has little or no bearing on the headline

    4) When called upon to justify 1-3 say nothing whatsoever of substance

    5) Not too surprising that Jim Hunt’s web site is titled “GreatWhiteCon”?

  11. Neal S says:

    Well, it looks like the foolhardy adventurers are making a run for it. (The solid ice that is). They have stopped zig-zagging and left the vicinity of Novaya Zemlya. And ice charts from the russians are up. Just take a look at

    http://polarocean.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Screen-Shot-2016-07-26-at-17.23.53.png

    Not too easy to get through there it would seem. If only their boat had some skis that could be deployed, they could sail right over the ice if they managed to get atop it. Some ice-anchors, and long lines and a winch might even make that possible.

  12. Jim Hunt says:

    Well, it looks like the foolhardy adventurers are currently indulging in some well earned R&R in Nuuk.

    For those of you who aren’t quite sure where the Northwest Passage is, Nuuk is the capital of Greenland:

    http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2016/09/northabout-heads-for-home/#Sep-22

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