Raw footage from the Australian Ice Breaker Aurora Australis attempting to reached stranded global warming scientists:
From Sydney Morning Herald:
The Aurora Australis has abandoned its first attempt to cut through the ice surrounding the stranded Akademik Shokalskiy in Antarctica after moving just two nautical miles.
About 6am, the Aurora's captain, Murray Doyle, began to manoeuvre the icebreaker through thick wedges of consolidated sea ice.
But by 9am [midday Sydney time], the master made the call to turn the ship around and move back into open water.
"The ice became too thick for us to penetrate. Some of the floes are up to two metres of ice with a metre of snow on top and very compa
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