Scientist: It’s global warming’s fault! What was the question again?

We’re all going to die!  Just give me your money first, for some odd reason.

CNN is reporting that, shock of all shocks, ice is melting in the Antarctic.  Seems a giant piece of ice collapsed in the Western section of Antarctica, the part with the volcano, but no need to mention the heat generated by that, and that has sent David Vaughan, a British scientist, in a tizzy at the thought of more government grants.  Vaughan said this was caused by global warming.  Being half a world away, clearly he would be the go-to person on this.

But the story ends with a bit that most humans would find interesting and makes the story seem normal, not odd, at least to anyone whose livelihood is not dependent upon selling global warming to the public.  (It’s almost like these people work on commission.)

The rest of the Connecticut-sized ice shelf is holding on by a narrow beam of thin ice and scientists worry that it too may collapse. Larger, more dramatic ice collapses occurred in 2002 and 1995.  (Emphasis added.)

Hat tip to KH for sending the story.


2 Responses to “Scientist: It’s global warming’s fault! What was the question again?”

  1. 1 PJ
    March 26, 2008 at 10:07 am

    This morning on my local cable news the weather forecaster (who is not a reactionary and just tells it like it is). Matt Noyes on NECN in New England reported about this. He said that the piece of ice that came off represents .39% of the total mass of the Wingham ice sheet. He also said that winter is arriving earlier and that last year the amount of ice in the Antarctic broke all time records and this year looks to exceed last year’s. He quoted this guy from Britian about it being global warming and the he said “without bringing up global warming or getting political…” and then he went on to list the facts above.

  2. 2 SD
    March 26, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    We still have so much to learn about the environment. Despite which side of the argument you are on I am sure we all agree that we are damaging the planet. We can’t ignore that fact.

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