What Kind Of Moron Listens To Government Propaganda?

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Sailing To The North Pole, Thanks To Global Warming : NPR


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90 Responses to What Kind Of Moron Listens To Government Propaganda?

  1. Stewart Pid says:

    I am just thankful there are a new group of suckers venturing into the arctic that we can make fun of as they discover the truth about all the melted ice in the northwest passage :-)

  2. Ari Saltiel says:

    “DAY ONE: Seas rougher than expected. Progress is slow. Some team members feeling unwell.”


    I imagine they will find a good “reason” to cancel before they have to admit that there is too much ice.

  3. roger says:

    Not a new group but an old one in the shape of Rupert Nigel Pendrill Hadow (Pen for short) who entertained us in days of yore when heading up the risible Catlin Arctic Survey to “measure the ice” and was ,as I recall, rescued in the nick of time from the arctic icecap.

  4. XYZ says:

    Hilarious. Every day your posts make me laugh, but kind of cynically and inside. This gem on the other hand is genuinely funny – even for alarmists (must be? no?)
    And Ari’s prediction is Exactly what is going to happen. Stay tuned…

  5. Psalmon says:

    “Even though the sun is low in the sky, the Arctic is beautiful this time of year.”

  6. Kris Johanson says:

    What kind of [person] listens to NPR, you ask? Someone who’s okay listening to a monotone, superiority-attitude, not-very-informative newscast, or just likes Minnesota/Lutheran know-it-all sarcasm

    • Kris Johanson says:

      In any case, you’re not going to be challenged and you’re not going to know half of what’s going on; and that suits many people just fine

    • AZ1971 says:

      or just likes Minnesota/Lutheran know-it-all sarcasm

      You meant satire. Garrison Keillor is a folk art satirist. Sarcasm is something totally different, and I take offense at implying Lutherans are “know-it-alls”.

      • Kris Johanson says:

        …it was kind of a self-jab, 1971, relax. Yes, satire.

        • Colorado Wellington says:

          All things considered, you were not understood because you delivered your self-jab in writing. Next time you must record it in the trained NPR voice that shows genuine self-deprecatating empathy with the listeners, using the right pauses and inflections, and most importantly the little giggle that tells us you are not as serious as you sound.

          Then we could all relax and cuddle with a pillow in our listening chairs knowing that you mean well.

  7. Colorado Wellington says:

    They are racing through blue waters to ice-free North Pole.

  8. Ernest Bush says:

    They are showing they have set sail on a map at the above link. If you zoom the map out you will notice it doesn’t have the Ice Cap overlayed. They obviously want to sucker people who check the site out to think the way north is open.

  9. Jim Hunt says:

    “What in the world was Jim Hunt telling them?” See:


    I’d class Pen Hadow’s latest Arctic mission as fairly dangerous, but then so was walking to the North Pole unsupported!

    Please also note that The Sunday Times speaks with forked tongue.

  10. Steven Fraser says:

    On this projection, the north pole is a line across the top of the image. Suitable, I think for the unreality of the journey.

  11. Steven Fraser says:

    If they hang with the itinerary, they may see the partial eclipse from within the arctic circle. That might be worth something, but what I do not know.

  12. Steven Fraser says:

    The 20 knot headwind may make a dent in their progress, and it is getting windier as the day goes on.

  13. Kevin D. K. Atkinson says:

    We need to send more of them up there, let’em sail…heh

  14. Stephen Richards says:

    Sail to the edge of the ice and back

  15. jack b :-) says:

    Out here in W. Tx. we have our priorities straight in regards to sailing, as we like the conveniences of modern life a bit closer at hand. Mr. Hadow is about to learn some hard lessons about rough sailing (with little water), government projections and severe lack of modern conveniences – pdq.

    Me? I’ll just enjoy some smooth water sailing and pour myself another margarita.

  16. Norilsk says:

    Summer has definitely ended in the high Arctic and temperatures are plunging.


    • AZ1971 says:

      Interesting. The Greenland SMB for yesterday shows one heck of a storm plowing across the NW ice sheet. And that’s nothing to say of potential impacts by Hurricane Gert now being picked up offshore and headed northeast towards the southern tip of Greenland:

    • Griff says:

      The ice is still melting

      • gator69 says:

        The poor brown people are still starving. Which is more important to remedy?

      • AndyG55 says:

        gunna remain above 4 Wadhams, wouldn’t you say griff.

        FAR higher than any time except the LIA and the recovery from that coldest of period.

        If you got even the slightest of reality or perspectives, maybe, just maybe, you could STOP wetting your nappy.

      • Ari Saltiel says:

        For a short while.Very short.

        • Colorado Wellington says:

          Yes. I always wonder what potential newcomers to the subject think about these global warming freaks.

          They say the CO2-trapped heat will melt the Arctic, create run-away warming and fry us all. Then you notice how they pray that it happens, watch with bated breath, and when it doesn’t, they are unhappy but never lose hope it will go their way in the future.

          As I said, freaks.

      • rapscallion says:

        Yes Griff. It happens every year from March to September and bingo it all refreezes again. You’re not going to see an ice free Arctic in your lifetime.

        Agree with AndyG55 – definitely above 4 Wadhams!

        • AndyG55 says:

          griff is only 5, you need to remember that,

          … and they have ways of helping the mentally incapable survive, nowadays.

          Still you are almost certainly correct.

          The AMO is turning downwards, the sun is having a snooze.

          Unfortunately for the people trying to live up there, sea ice will almost certainly start to increase again over the next several years. at least.

      • Andy DC says:

        Still at the 10 year average and probably very close to 80 year average.

  17. Jeff Jones says:

    AHA!!! They got you this time; They are going to PARASAIL to the north pole. Nananananana.

  18. John of Cloverdale, WA, Australia says:

    Maybe they are readers of The Independent.
    The Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice this year or next for the first time in more than 100,000 years, a leading scientist has claimed (Saturday 4 June 2016).

  19. Terry Smith says:

    Wait a doggone minute…this is the place that Shackleton and the brave crew of the Endurance couldn’t quite reach in 1914 – and where most of the group froze, starved to death or got eaten by rabid Amazonian parrots!

    • AndyG55 says:

      Still ONE HECK of a lot of sea ice up there, isn’t there Jimbo.

      Higher than its been for 90-95% of the last 10,000 years.

      Only time its been higher is the LIA and the RECOVERY from that COLDEST of times.
      Keep wetting your nappy about it Jimbo,

      It displays your moronic WILFUL ignorance about anything to do with sea ice

    • gator69 says:

      Genocide Jim goosestepping toward atop another pile of dead brown people.

    • AndyG55 says:

      “FYI ”

      the slimy white con is worth less than ZERO.

      It is a pestilent SEWER of lies and mistruths.

    • Jim Hunt says:

      Maybe Tony would like to apply his patent pending extrapolation methodology?

      When will 2017 cross 2012 do you suppose?

      • Jason Calley says:

        “When will 2017 cross 2012 do you suppose?”

        Why should it? And if it did, what noticeable effect would it have?

    • sunsettommy says:

      Does that mean that once again most arctic experts are going to be wrong for the Minimum,and that ice free is not going to happen yet again.

      Surely that calls for some skepticism.

  20. Griff says:

    Well take a look at this and remember there are 3 good weeks of melting plus some storms to come


    Looks like he is in with an outside chance, eh?

    this year has been a very poor year for melt and yet it has still melted as much as last year… the DMI volume chart is below 2016 today, i believe.

    Given a year with good melting weather, are you so sure that we don’t see a worse low than 2012? why couldn’t there be one?

    • gator69 says:

      Why do you hate poor brown people Ms Griff? Why do you spend so much time helping to ensure they do not get fed? What is it about meaningless ice that turns you into a genocidal asshole?

    • AndyG55 says:

      Still FAR above the extent of the MWP

      Why do you continue to wet yourself bout a highly beneficial RECOVERY from the EXTREME levels of the late 1970’s?

      Chicken-little had nothing on you.. except more brains.

    • Andy DC says:

      If ice reduction is due to storm systems, who gives a shit? Storms at that latitude are caused by unusual cold in the atmosphere, not warmth. So all you are saying in your simple minded way is that unusual cold somehow proves warming.

  21. AndyG55 says:

    “What Kind Of Moron Listens To Government Propaganda?”

    griff and jimbo.. that’s what kind of MORON..

    Still deep in DENIAL of the FACT that Arctic sea ice levels are only a small amount down from those of the LIA.

    Both of them are “CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS” of the most putrid order..

  22. gator69 says:

    NPR is public aid for failed journalsist and talentless show hosts.

  23. Steven Fraser says:

    Griff: DMI chart shows Higher sea ice volume than 2015. Check here…


    • Stewart Pid says:

      The grifftard only cherry picks and shows charts showing crazy low ice. He showed no ice in Hudson Bay weeks ago when the Canadian Ice Service showed lots of ice in western HB and all but a few of the polar bears that will come ashore at Churchill were still out on the ice hunting. Griff only sees what he wants …. his mind is made up and he doesn’t want to be confused by facts or believe his lying eyes.
      Griff is cold and wet this year in the UK but lays awake nights worrying that he will soon be done like dinner due to GLO-BULL warming. You can’t fix stupid … not even with duct tape.

  24. Robert B says:

    It appears to be around the North Pole rather than too. They aren’ going to be able to do that in one summer unless they come back via Panama. Highly unlikely to get to the Atlantic without an ice breaker clearing a path.

    • Ari Saltiel says:

      That’s what they say now. In an interview a while back Pen said this:

      “I think it’s quite possible, with the assistance of a US agency that have satellites that are going to be helping us each day pick the best route through these ever narrowing cracks, and it’s quite possible that we’ll reach the North Geographic Pole.”

  25. John Niclasen says:

    I recently found this article from 1907 by Roald Amundsen about the Gjöa-Ekspedition 1903-1906 about scientific measurements of the magnetic pole and the voyage through the Northwest-passage:


    It is in norwegian (very similar to danish in written form). I’m not familar with an english translation.

    Amundsen in several places mention little or no ice, while they were also stopped by ice in other places. They only had their own observations to navigate with.

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