SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
This headline appeared in The Detroit News:
Ice loss spreads fasterOh, wait, there's the obligatory picture of a small chuck of ice with "stranded" animals... this time penguins!!! Gee, I hope they don't drown.
Researchers tie climate changes to accelerated melt at Antarctica, raise fears of quicker sea-level rise.
Marc Kaufman / Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- Climatic changes appear to be destabilizing vast ice sheets of western Antarctica that had previously seemed relatively protected from global warming, researchers reported Sunday, raising the prospect of faster sea-level rise than current estimates.
While the overall loss is a tiny fraction of the miles-deep ice that covers much of Antarctica, scientists said the new finding is important because the continent holds about 90 percent of Earth's ice, and until now, large-scale ice loss there had been limited to the peninsula that juts out toward the tip of South America. In addition, researchers found that the rate of ice loss in the affected areas has accelerated over the past 10 years -- as it has on most glaciers and ice sheets around the world.
Previously protected ice sheets in western Antarctica are destabilizing, researchers have found, possibly because of global warming. (Frederique Olivier / Getty Images)
I sent the following comment to the newspaper:
The problem with the subject line article [1/14] is that it is factually incorrect.It is true that the very small peninsula referenced in the article has had some ice loss. The outright lie is the assertion: "has accelerated over the past 10 years -- as it has on most glaciers and ice sheets around the world." ... unless you don't want to count the ice covering Antarctica as glaciers.
For the real story about how Antarctic snow and ice cover have dramatically INCREASED in 2007, go to:
The FACT is that the southern hemisphere ice coverage is greater now than any time in the past 28 years:
The article printed in The Detroit News is a prime example of outright lying by those who have uncritically accepted anthropogenic global warming (AWG) and attribute every real or fanciful weather change or event as proof... or simply try to make up their own "truths." [HT Joseph D'Aleo at ICECAP]
Years ago they called that "yellow journalism." It really doesn't enhance the reputation of the Washington Post or The Detroit News...