Climate craziness of the week – the last one, really!

The Telegraph goes full stupid with this headline. The craziness is that this photo essay has to be done every year, a point apparently lost on both the Telegraph and the photographer.

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And one wonders, does she realize that before 2003, icebergs existed? It’s a thought of Titanic proportions.

Too bad nobody got photos in 1922.

Oh, and that famous Mawson expedition repeat, iced out. Oh, the ironing.

h/t to reader J Orendorff

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How ironic that “icebergs” actually reflect growing, not shrinking glacial systems. A receding glacier… well, simply recedes. Only a growing glacier calves off icebergs. Morons, all….

Titanic failure!

Vince Causey

Reminds me of a movie. What was it? Oh yeah, the Last Emperor. Maybe the Telegraph should be working for Hollywood. Then again, they do at least have Chris Booker and James Delingpole to add some balance. Or should I say, heap contempt?

Allan M

That ‘berg is rotten.
I do wish artists didn’t ‘try’ to be sensitive. It’s just embarrassing.

MrX

“Oh, the ironing.” lol
I went to her site. There are some really nice pictures. I don’t get the whole “Last Iceberg” thing though. Seems like just a clever name for her series rather than anything real.

John F. Hultquist

For her, her children, and their children — the applicable phrase here is job security.

pat

She will soak this delusion for the last dollar.

Jon Orendorff

Where are the drowning polar bears and starving penguins? Nice photographs that are ruined by moronic warbling from the photographer. The heat up and down at the poles must be unbearable with all of that red temperature GISS graphic melting everything.

Steeptown

Thank goodness we have James Delingpole to strike back against the nonsense of climate change, renewable energy, the EU, the UN, the IPCC, the Government corruption etc.

Honest ABE

I for one applaud this peerless pioneer for recording these gentle giants before they are destroyed by .038% of the atmosphere.
I also appreciate her letting us know that the massively humid arctic has been getting drier due to global warming, which is destroying the ice, while the increased moisture in Antarctica, due to global warming, is also destroying the ice. It makes perfect sense if you don’t think about it.

doubtful

To quote her directly.
“A lot of people look at them and get sad thinking they will disappear forever one day,” said Camille. “I don’t think that is the case and I want people to appreciate what we have right now instead of thinking about anything that we are losing.”
She says very clearly “I don’t think that is the case”. What are you complaining about?

She should have photoshopped in a polar bear with a tear rolling down its cheek.

Theo Goodwin

The Last Iceberg? Bwaa ha ha ha!
Can anyone think of a dumber title? Actually, I guess someone has: The Last Snowfall. Though that was offered as a thesis rather than a title.
Steeptown, I say it every day, Thank Goodness for James Delingpole.

Leon Brozyna

She is just a fount of wisdom and priceless one-liners:
“Every iceberg I have photographed no longer exists,” explained Camille, “they have melted away…

Maybe she means “the last iceberg I’ve photographed.”
Sort of like how software engineers mention we fixed the last bug. We can’t prove there isn’t another bug (there likely is), but we can prove that’s the last bug we’ve fixed (until we find and fix the next bug).

“The Last Iceberg”
Perhaps she means the last iceberg you see if, during winter in the southern hemisphere, you go to Antarctica and travel north. After about 1 or 2 thousand miles, you will eventually come to “The Last Iceberg” and reach ice free waters.

noaaprogrammer

That picture has been photoshopped. The iceberg is way too blue for the surrounding gray sky.

R. LeBel

Camille Seaman doesn’t seem to know if her a– h— has been punched or bored from the inside or outside. What really gets me though is how in the world a newspaper such as The Telegraph can print junk like that. No wonder newsprint-producing mills are shutting down everyday – how wants to read stuff like that !!

oakwood

Beautiful photos. But I presume she can only get credibility and sponsorship for her (global warming inducing) flights by making the link to disappearing glaciers, and recording something for our grandchildren. Otherwise, she would be just another tourist, and that’s self-indulgent excess that will destroy the planet.

Broll

Camille Seaman is completely clueless. Can she tie her shoes all by herself? What really gets me, though, is how in the world a newspaper such as The Telegraph will allow itself to print that junk. No wonder newsprint-producing mills are shutting down everyday – who wants to read stuff like that !!!

Just so you know, I got the “Oh the ironing.” (What a catastrophe, yawn, now where did I put the ironing board?) The only memorable line on this whole page (and I am absolutely sure 97% of your readers missed it).

King of Cool

Meanwhile down in the cold deep south of Antarctica a giant iceberg, the size of Luxemburg that would make the Titanic look like a microscopic dot, is preventing adventure tour vessels from reaching Commonwealth Bay to mark the centenary of Douglas Mawson’s first Australian-led expedition to the southern continent:
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/giant-iceberg-blocks-mawson-centenary-tours-20111222-1p69z.html
Or so the story goes.
Perhaps you can decipher the sea ice situation yourself here:
http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/inside/amc/satindex.shtml
No prizes for guessing what would be copping the blame if sea ice conditions were much better for the tour vessels than when Mawson arrived a 100 years ago.

Hoser

Camille says in a caption, “The Arctic is warmer, drier and has less ice, and the Antarctic is warmer and has more precipitation, which down there, becomes snow.” And snow becomes what, Camille? How does she go to the Arctic and Antarctic every year? Who pays? Why? Just think of the wasted fossil fuel carrying her toches (tukas) from pole to pole. Ironing indeed.

Curiousgeorge

@ Leon Brozyna says:
December 22, 2011 at 10:25 am
She is just a fount of wisdom and priceless one-liners:
“Every iceberg I have photographed no longer exists,” explained Camille, “they have melted away…
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Funny how that works. Every icecube I put in my whiskey also no longer exists. They have all melted away. 😉

Skiphil

How DARE she emit so much CO2 In pursuit of this fraudulent propaganda tale??
She should stay at home living on her vegetable garden while minimizing her “carbon footprint”
Doesn’t she know the entire planet is in grave peril??’

JPeden

“the personality of each huge ice block. Above entitled ‘Overturned Iceberg [Giant Blue Snow Cone]’in Qassiaruug Greenland”
I’m betting that Mann just can’t wait to get his hands on Seaman’s upside down Snow Cone data!

Old Hoya

If it is the last iceberg shouldn’t it be covered with doomed polar bears awaiting the End?

The UK ‘Climate Change’ minister just said on CH4 News that UK solar panel industry is ‘out of control’.

ducdorleans

“overturned iceberg” …
does anybody has any idea what Miss (Mrs.?) Seaman might want to say by that title ?
tia ,,,

Milwaukee Bob

“A lot of people look at them and get sad thinking they will disappear forever one day,” said Camille. “I don’t think that is the case (What? That they don’t get sad or the bergs won’t disappear?) and I want people to appreciate what we have right now instead of thinking about anything that we are losing.” (What? Losing icebergs? Yeah, right. Wonder how many ship Captains worry about that? Sure is something I think about everyday. /sarc)
“…Otherwise you lose track of what we are trying to preserve. (What – exactly – is that, WE are trying to preserve?) My work is an historical document that captures the poles as they have been.” (Got news for you Camille – you’ve taken some really good pictures of icebergs. You haven’t “captured” the poles.)
Camille is a great photographer. But nothing more than a “wanbee” hero of the environmental movement and just one more money grubber ripping off the poor saps that buy into the whole climate change caused by humans hoax, just the same as the guy that runs around photographing the receding glaciers around the world, including Mt. Hood. What a joke – on the masses of the world. As bad as anything anyone on “Wall Street” has ever done – or didn’t do.
BH

I wonder what the carbon footprint is for each of her photo shoots?

People who think ice has a personality generally don’t think humans have personalities.
People who think ice is precious and fragile generally don’t think humans are precious and fragile.
It’s a reliable pattern. Love ‘humanity’, hate humans. Love ‘the Planet’, hate the world.

Beautiful pictures, but the captions the captions are so nauseating I want to puke.
If she doesn’t believe that icebergs will disappear forever, then how exactly is this The Last Iceberg?

Jon Orendorff

Here is some remedial climate education:

Mike Smith

OMG, and The Daily Telegraph is one of the more objective newspapers out there. Sad!

Jon Orendorff

A warmist version…..ughhh

markus

David Suzuki is selling Elf-Sized Hockey Sticks
Everyone knows how hard it is to adjust to life in a new town. Santa’s Elves will need to make new friends wherever they land, and the easiest way is to join the local shinny hockey game. That’s why Santa needs to stock up on elf-sized Hockey Sticks. Only 25% of the size, but 100% of the
fun.
http://wherewillsantalive.ca/?utm_source=AdaptiveMailer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Holiday%20email%203&org=408&lvl=100&ite=120&lea=651020&ctr=0&par=1#cart%5Bhockeysticks%5D=1
I bought one and had it delivered to Al Gore’s office. Ha Ha Ha.

“The personality of each iceberg”
FRUITLOOP ALERT !!!

Jack

Meanwhile in the southern hemisphere, a tour icebreaker taking people to Mawson’s hut had to turn back 200kms short of its landfall because of sea ice.

mike fowle

I’m afraid the Telegraph lost the plot some time ago. Yes, they have Christopher Booker on Sundays and James Delingpole on a blog, but the mainstream thrust of the paper is firmly CAGW. Didn’t Vaclav Havel speak out against this nonsense recently? You would not have known from the long and detailed obituary in the Barclay Brothers’ Beano. Not a mention.

Theo Goodwin

M.A.Vukcevic says:
December 22, 2011 at 11:19 am
“The UK ‘Climate Change’ minister just said on CH4 News that UK solar panel industry is ‘out of control’.”
No doubt he will take full responsibility and none of the blame or punishment, the default position of all contemporary government bureaucrats including presidents.

Theo Goodwin

Milwaukee Bob says:
December 22, 2011 at 11:40 am
Well said and really funny. Thanks.

mike fowle says: December 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm
I’m afraid the Telegraph lost the plot some time ago… Didn’t Vaclav Havel speak out against this nonsense recently? You would not have known from the long and detailed obituary…

No please. It’s Vaclav Klaus, who is still alive and kicking.
However – ALERT folks – Amazon UK has NO mention of Klaus’ book Blue Planet in Green Shackes – at least not in English though Amazon UK have it in German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Polish, French and Dutch.
WUWT?? Is Amazon UK also part of the Inquisitional Index, along with Grauniad, BBC etc?

Fred

When The Telegraph has its “Last Headline” we will no longer have to put up with this kind of journalistic drivel & nonsense.

Arfur Bryant

@ Leon Brozyna says:
December 22, 2011 at 10:25 am
She is just a fount of wisdom and priceless one-liners:
“Every iceberg I have photographed no longer exists,” explained Camille…

Yep, I have that problem photographing clouds, too… 🙂

Mooloo

“A lot of people look at them and get sad thinking they will disappear forever one day,” said Camille
Very few people actually ever see a real iceberg. They’re not in a very populated part of the world. And a fair number that see them regularly probably would like them gone, since they are a major issue for sailors.
The greenies have the world upside down entirely. Who cares if poley bears die out, really? Or there are less icebergs? What matters is the environment outside our doors. We need to all fight to preserve our local environments, and leave other people to fight for theirs.
(BTW Camille, there is nothing intrinsically beautiful about a bit of ice floating in water. We are being conned into pretending that they are a majestic piece of the world, when they are just large lumps of ice floating in cold water. Despite what you think, they don’t “stand” for anything other than an inhospitable climate.)

Typical environmentalist, she has killed those icebergs with kindness.

Milwaukee Bob

Theo Goodwin says:
December 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm
As well as yours Sir … take full responsibility and none of the blame or punishment, the default position of all contemporary government bureaucrats including presidents. Very well put as other posts by you here – So Thank You!
BH

King of Cool

• • Lucy Skywalker says:
December 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm
WUWT?? Is Amazon UK also part of the Inquisitional Index, along with Grauniad, BBC etc?

Don’t know about Amazon UK (Amazon.com appears not to be) but I know most travel guide books are.
Lonely Planet always have a segment about Climate Change and how air travel is “the fastest growing contributor to the problem” and that is why they support carbon offset programmes.
Moon Handbooks go even further. Their handbook on Tahiti (Sixth Edition) has a long alarming section on climate change stating that:
“the gravest danger facing the atolls of Oceania is the greenhouse effect… due to fossil fuels.”
“A 1982 study demonstrated that sea levels had already risen 12 cms in the previous century and that over the next century air temperature may rise 5 deg C and sea levels could go up 95 cms by 2100.”
“Increasing temperatures may already be contributing to the dramatic jump in the number of hurricanes in the South Pacific.”
“ by 2080 the water temperature may have increased 5 deg C effective bleaching and killing all of the regions reefs.”
“As storm waves wash across the low lying atolls eating away the precious land the entire populations of archipelagos such as Tuamotus and Northern Cooks may be forced to gradually evacuate long before they are actually flooded.”
“Unfortunately those responsible for the problem, the industrialised countries led by the United States (and including Australia) have long resisted taking action to significantly cut greenhouse gases..”
Etc, Etc.
I emailed Moon Handbooksquestioning how they could make such outlandish statements in a travel book without providing more positive evidence. I received a curt reply telling me that this was the state of the overwhelming majority of scientific opinion.
Wonder what the “overwhelming majority of scientific opinion” will be in 2050 and what
Moon Handbooks will be saying and whether by then Amazon UK will still be on the “Inquisitional Index”.

Lucy,
I bought Blue Planet in Green Shackles by Vaclav Klaus twice from amazon.com in the US.
The fact that it doesn’t appear in English on the British Amazon site is, indeed, telling something.