Fox Business host Stuart Varney said on Tuesday that his theory of "global cooling" had been proven when a research ship recently got stuck in ice near Antarctica.

The habitual climate-change denier reported that all 52 passengers of the Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shokalskiy had been rescued by helicopter after Chinese and Australian ice breakers had tried for days to reach the vessel.

"The ship, sent to the Antarctic to study climate change, has been stranded in the ice for 10 days," Varney noted. "Attempts to rescue the passengers using ice breaker ships failed. Rescuers finally got through using a whopping, great big helicopter that was landing on the supposedly, very thin ice."

"So, it looks to me like we are looking at global cooling," he added. "Forget this global warming. That's just my opinion."

On Varney's show in 2012, Fox Business reporter Tracy Byrnes argued that climate change was a hoax because the temperature of the Earth "basically hasn't changed much since the Ice Age."

Watch this video from Varney & Company, broadcast Jan. 2, 2014.