Among all the excitement relating to the "rescue" of these somewhat foolish tourists and scientists, I still haven't found out what it is they are actually being rescued from, other than perhaps their embarrassment at finding rather more sea ice than their predecessors. A cheap shot I know, but you can imagine the headlines if they had encountered less ice. Andy Revkin has more on the impact of the operation.
In other news, climate sensitivity is high again. I'm yet to get hold of a copy of the paper, so I can't tell you what is wrong with it yet :-) Some of our Japanese friends like it, so maybe it's right after all. But I can't read their commentary either :-( Thanks Nature for doing your best to hinder the free exchange of scientific knowledge.