Tue Dec 31, 2013 AT 8:50 AM EST
The Ironic Mission of the Ship Caught in Antarctic Ice
The 74 people stranded on a ship caught in Antarctic ice are still in good spirits, reports CNN. And in a bit of cognitive dissonance as it has been revealed that the purpose of their mission was to study how climate change is melting polar ice caps. “We’re stuck in our own experiment,” said expedition leader Chris Turney.