Sealers Trapped in Ice
Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us
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Crushing Ice Strands
More than 100 vessels have been stranded by heavy ice, said Capt. Brian Penney, superintendent of ice operations with the Canadian Coast Guard.
Penney, who described ice conditions as "more severe" than seen in many years, said they have been so heavy that the coast guard vessel Sir Wilfred Grenfell was itself stuck early Wednesday after rescuing a longliner near Fogo Island.
"Ice conditions are some of the most severe we've seen in 25 to
30 years," said Frank Pinhorn, executive director of the Canadian
Sealers Association. "I've talked to a lot of sealers and they've
got holes punched in their new boats and they're taking on water."
It's amazing how eventually the truth gets out.
21 Apr 07 - Here’s an e-mail that I received from Kate Salvati. She discovered an article from just one month ago about the Canadian seal hunt and how the lack of ice is supposedly destroying their habitat.
Entitled "Global warming puts Canada's hunted seals on thin ice," the article explains that ice conditions are not conducive to breeding as the ice is "only slush and ice fragments."
"Now one month closer to summer, with daylight well over 12 hours long, warmer temperatures and such, ice conditions are so bad that boats are being literally crushed by the thickness and concentration of the ice.
"How is it that one month ago only slush remained but now ice is so thick, it has encased coast guard ice breakers and hundreds of other vessels?
"Is this one of the so-called cases where "global warming causes other areas to cool"
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