by Jack Lee
You’ve all heard about the leased Russian research ship carrying passengers to explore Antarctic region of the South Pole, right? It’s been stuck in the ice for a month. Two more rescue ships have also become stuck. The irony here is it started out as an expedition to survey the effects of global warming. The team wanted to compare their new data to that recorded by Australian Douglas Mawson in 1911. The survey began November 27th and barely lasted 15 days when the Russian ice breaker couldn’t make headway and became stuck. The thick ice took the team by surprise, they expected shrinking ice pack and easy going. The lastest news is an American ice breaker is on the way to rescue the stranded ships. All three ice breakers are stuck in ice up to 3 feet thick.