Still No Ships In The Arctic ….

Sixty years ago, the New York Times predicted an ice-free Arctic and ships sailing over the North Pole within a generation.

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Fifty years ago, they predicted an ice-free Arctic by 1989, with catastrophic shifts in the climate.

Expert Says Arctic Ocean Will Soon Be an Open Sea – Catastrophic Shifts in Climate Feared

It is now July, and there are no ships traversing the Arctic. Perhaps the ship captains forgot to read the New York Times.

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6 Responses to Still No Ships In The Arctic ….

  1. Ron Clutz says:

    However, they are going to have their very own nuclear electric plant from Rosatom.

    More details and links at

  2. Stewart Pid says:

    Tony – perhaps most interesting is there seems to be a total lack of crazy folks sailing or walking to the north pole this year. The sponsorship money may have finally dried up after every attempt to sensationalize the arctic melting ended up with frozen lefties giving up and running scared from a frosty death in the cold. I think I read that the big cruise ship that had been doing annual arctic trips wasn’t doing a cruise for 2019 … the Crystal something or other if I recall correctly.
    Cheers Tony on a bunch of great posts recently.

    • Disillusioned says:

      The ignorant sheeple seem to purposefully ignore all dissenting information that could sink their ship of belief. They are desperately looking for and clinging to whatever they can to keep on believing their AGW Titanic, is unsinkable. This week it’s whatever temporary heat record morsels their masters will throw down to them. (Agree about Tony – he’s killin’ it.)

  3. Cam says:

    Last year, the Northwest Passage Project voyage set up by the University of Rhode Island had to be scrapped a day into the “science” voyage after their ship ran aground. Undaunted and refunded thanks to taxpayers, it’s heading back this year from 18 July to 4 August. Good thing they’re on an icebreaker, because, according to Canadian Ice Services, Pond Inlet (their first stop on July 20 after departing Thule) is still full of thick first year ice. For their 3 day voyage to Resolute from Pond, they will have to traverse a wide section of old ice blocking the eastern entrance to the passage and then carry on through more thick first year ice. This will be interesting.

  4. Laurie Ridyard says:

    201 years, 7 months and 18 days ago a prediction was made that commercial ships would son be sailing the NW Passage

    “It will without doubt have come to your Lordship’s knowledge that a considerable change of climate, inexplicable at present to us, must have taken place in the Circumpolar Regions, by which the severity of the cold that has for centuries past enclosed the seas in the high northern latitudes in an impenetrable barrier of ice has been during the last two years, greatly abated.

    (This) affords ample proof that new sources of warmth have been opened and give us leave to hope that the Arctic Seas may at this time be more accessible than they have been for centuries past, and that discoveries may now be made in them not only interesting to the advancement of science but also to the future intercourse of mankind and the commerce of distant nations.”
    President of the Royal Society, London, to the Admiralty, 20th November, 1817 ( Royal Society Archives)

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