It's a funny irony that a boat carrying global warming scientists is stuck in summer ice in Antarctica. That's right, it's the summer in Antarctic. Scientists went to Antarctica to prove that Antarctic ice is melting but ended up "stuck in their own experiment." I am being a bit unfair as ice does shift in Antarctic, but the irony is delicious.
None of the major media outlets have mentioned the mission of ship and it's climate research passengers---except Fox News. More MEDIA FAIL!
I'm in favor of continued research in global climate, by anyone with a hypothesis, but it's pretty clear from the evidence that the Antarctic ice extent and thickness is stable. Antarctic ice might even be expanding. See my blog "Global Warming Made Easy."