Dear Liberals: Calm Down! Greenland Did NOT Melt!on July 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm
With all the right wing propaganda out there, we have to be extra careful to have our facts straight.
There’s a picture making the rounds today that purports to show that almost all the ice in Greenland melted in JUST FOUR DAYS! Here it is:
Sigh…it’s crap like this that gives the idiots on the right ammunition against actual science. What that picture is showing is that all of the ice has some level of melting occurring, not that all the ice disappeared. “Some level of melting” could mean as little as two inches melting on top of ten feet of ice. It’s significant because it’s so widespread but not unheard of. Scientists are saying that it’s even cyclical but if it continues next year and the year after that and so on then it’s a problem that can be easily traced back to Climate Change.
Think about it, for that much ice to melt in four days would require temperatures that would roast a human where they stand. It’s just not possible.