There is something deliciously ironic about the ship, Akademic Shokalsky, being stuck in the ice of Antarctica. The 52 passengers are there to confirm their theories of global warming, and Hey Presto, they seem to have been hoisted on their own petard. I'm highly sceptical of the doom and gloom forecasts of the global warming crowd, as like abortion and racism we seem to be forbidden to seriously debate it for fear of being called denyers, racists, bigots, homophobes and all the other adjectives so beloved of the left. I believe the globe does change its temperature and its proximity to the sun and its flare ups must cause some alterations. But mostly the global doomsayers want us to revert to primitive life and also to pay more taxes to assuage their guilt. As long as they are being funded by climate change promoting bodies, I'll remain sceptical. One thing I'm prepared to bet on is that the scientists and journalists on board the fated ship, once back in their warm labs and offices, will not change their positions one whit! Otherwise where will they earn their money?