The New York Times -- who is the first to tell us that the global warming discussion is closed -- is reporting that ... well, maybe the global warming discussion is not closed. The New York Times is reporting:
The trip to pick up a load of iron ore powder in Conneaut, Ohio, was supposed to take four days by way of the Great Lakes.
But within sight of its destination, the cargo ship, the Arthur M. Anderson, got trapped in ice. Two heavy icebreakers from the Canadian Coast Guard eventually broke the vessel free.
It was a 24-day ordeal, and the ship returned to its home port in Wisconsin without picking up the cargo.
A deep freeze this winter left much of the Great Lakes blanketed in thick ice, sidelining the ship lines and companies that move vast amounts of grain, cement and other commodities through this system of waterways. And now the spring thaw, which creates piles of impassable ice, will most likely create more delays.
I hope this clears up by July 1, 2015, because that's when the new tag comes out: "GlobalWarming_2015_2016." The current "2014 - 2015" tag runs through June 30, 2015, and if this "ice story" is not resolved by then, I won't know whether to continue it in "last year's" updates or move it to the next year.