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It's icebreakers . . . all the way down . . .

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) writes | about 10 months ago


PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) writes "A U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker left Australia for Antarctica on Sunday to rescue more than 120 crew members aboard two icebreakers trapped in pack ice near the frozen continent's eastern edge, officials said. The 399-foot cutter, the Polar Star, is responding to a Jan. 3 request from Australia, Russia and China to assist the Russian and Chinese ships because "there is sufficient concern that the vessels may not be able to free themselves from the ice," the Coast Guard said in a statement.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Coordination Centre, which oversaw the rescue, said the Polar Star, the Coast Guard's only active heavy polar icebreaker, would take about seven days to reach Commonwealth Bay, depending on weather. Under international conventions observed by most countries, ships' crews are obliged to take part in such rescues and the owners carry the costs."

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Chilling thought in the context of global warming. (1)

niftymitch (1625721) | about 10 months ago | (#45868833)

We are closing in on "warm weather" down under.

These events are clear evidence of a chilling reality -- a reality
that we do not understand climate change.

In days now well remembered I had cause to look at a global weather model code.

Early in the Fortran deck was PI=3.14
Three significant figures and when I commented
that math.h had much better values the comment
was "~the code has been peer reviewed and could not be changed~".
The reason I was looking at the code was when run in parallel
two runs one on 32 cpu and another on 64 cpu differed by one
in the 19th place.

The good news is that provisions are ample and it is still summer....

Please check your code for stupidity.

Re:Chilling thought in the context of global warmi (1)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about 10 months ago | (#45869489)

And yet right now, millions of people are seeing this news and thinking 'More ice! That proves it, global warming is a liberal hoax.'

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