Fox Business host Stuart Varney: Ice in Antarctica proves ‘global cooling’

By David Edwards
Thursday, January 2, 2014 12:06 EDT
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Fox Business host Stuart Varney
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Fox Business host Stuart Varney said on Tuesday that his theory of “global cooling” had been proven when a research ship recently got stuck in ice near Antarctica.

The habitual climate-change denier reported that all 52 passengers of the Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shokalskiy had been rescued by helicopter after Chinese and Australian ice breakers had tried for days to reach the vessel.

“The ship, sent to the Antarctic to study climate change, has been stranded in the ice for 10 days,” Varney noted. “Attempts to rescue the passengers using ice breaker ships failed. Rescuers finally got through using a whopping, great big helicopter that was landing on the supposedly, very thin ice.”

“So, it looks to me like we are looking at global cooling,” he added. “Forget this global warming. That’s just my opinion.”

On Varney’s show in 2012, Fox Business reporter Tracy Byrnes argued that climate change was a hoax because the temperature of the Earth “basically hasn’t changed much since the Ice Age.”

Watch this video from Varney & Company, broadcast Jan. 2, 2014.

(h/t: Media Matters)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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