Skip to comments.Times Atlas 'wrong' on Greenland ice
Posted on 09/19/2011 6:28:21 AM PDT by Labour-Watch
Leading UK polar scientists say the Times Atlas of the World was wrong to assert that it has had to re-draw its map of Greenland due to climate change.
Publicity for the latest edition of the atlas, launched last week, said warming had turned 15% of Greenland's former ice-covered land "green and ice-free".
But scientists from the Scott Polar Research Institute say the figures are wrong; the ice has not shrunk so much.
The Atlas costs £150 ($237) and claims to be the world's "most authoritative".
The 13th edition of the "comprehensive" version of the atlas included a number of revisions made for reasons of environmental change since the previous one, published in 2007.
The break-up of some Antarctic ice shelves due to climate change, the shrinking of inland waters such as the Dead and Aral Seas, and the drying up of rivers such as the Colorado River are all documented.
But the glossy publicity sheets begin with the contention that "for the first time, the new edition of the (atlas) has had to erase 15% of Greenland's once permanent ice cover - turning an area the size of the United Kingdom and Ireland 'green' and ice-free.
"This is concrete evidence of how climate change is altering the face of the planet forever - and doing so at an alarming and accelerating rate."
The Scott Polar group, which includes director Julian Dowdeswell, says the claim of a 15% loss in just 12 years is wrong.
"Recent satellite images of Greenland make it clear that there are in fact still numerous glaciers and permanent ice cover where the new Times Atlas shows ice-free conditions and the emergence of new lands," they say in a letter that has been sent to the Times.
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I dunno, I think she rune-d everything
Heh, yeah, that must have been the reason, those damned vikings.
There. Fixed it for you.
The idiots actually appear to believe that because some fool f*ed with the map, that must mean reality on the ground was different. Sheesh.
Dittoes the Colorado river, totally oversubscribed, to the extent it has reduced flow.
The Dead Sea, I dunno why it's shrinking. But this illustrates the intellectual bankruptcy of the media, British as well as Amurkin. You just cannot trust any reporter, on anything, any more.
Especially, anything involving a scientific approach.
To journalists today, science is merely an extension of politics. They know nothing of scientific measurement or observation, principles or theories. You could give them a calculator...and they still couldn't tell you how many ounces a gallon, e.g.
And why should they? They were schooled in the public education system.
Unfortunately true for many scientists as well.