For all the huff and puff from the bought scientists about Antarctic ice supposedly melting away, reality has bitten once again in the shape of Australia’s Antarctic supply ship Aurora Australis being stuck fast in ice near Casey Station. Richard mentions the situation on EU Referendum.
The first thought in such a situation is that surely an ice-breaker will be sent in to dig Aurora Australis out of the frozen stuff. But minds should cast themselves back to a story from last year here on this blog, where one of the best ice-breakers on the oceans, Oden, was withdrawn from Antarctica by the Swedish government in order to deal with ice problems in the Baltic Sea.
With the usual climate scientists arguing global warming hasn’t abated perhaps we could expect Oden to be back down south breaking up all that apparently fast melting Antarctic ice. So where is the great Oden? Let’s take a look…
I guess that means we can expect plenty more ice in the Baltic this winter.