While the original news story carefully avoided saying what the Amundsen’s research topic was, Jay T. Cullen, Associate Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, helpfully tweeted:
“From July 10 to August 20 I will be aboard the CCGS Amundsen working with a group of scientists to better understand how climate change in the Arctic is affecting important physical, biological and chemical processes and conditions in the marine environment.”
I was curious if he was a global warmist. I found this at his college bio: “We aim to understand the chemical speciation and fate of trace elements in the marine environment and how natural and anthropogenic environmental perturbations affect trace element biogeochemical cycles and vice versa.”
The key word in Leftist climate alarmism is “anthropogenic”, which means “man-made”, which means “OMG fossil fuels.”
A spokesman for the Canadian Coast Guard said Tuesday that ice conditions are the worst he’s seen in 20 years. Those watching the SUN, instead of greenhouse gasses, are not surprised. We are heading into a new Grand Solar Minimum, which means a Little Ice Age is starting.
Feb 8, 2015: Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 | More Top Scientists Forecast a Repeat of the 1600’s Maunder Minimum [4:52]
This fits with my belief that we are entering into the End Times, during which we can expect a sharp rise in violence, plagues and famines … all of which were features of the last Maunder Minimum.