It's a lie that the entire passenger group was climate scientists. It's a lie that the entire expedition goal was climate research. The purpose of the expedition included: http://www.spiritofmawson.com/the-science-case/ It's a lie that there were no tourists on board. Specifically, the public was invited to come along. http://www.spiritofmawson.com/join-the-trip/ So the fact that some passengers were scientists doing climate research is as about as relevant to the rescue story as a particular fire marshal's appearance American Idol is to a story on an electrical substation fire investigation. It's not particularly ironic that an expedition which is only partly about investigating facts about ice and wind was hampered by ice and wind since ice and wind are the prevailing conditions for any Antarctic expedition at any time of year for any purpose.