January 16, 2007

Yep... that global warming stuff is ALL made up

The north of Greenland is melting:

All over Greenland and the Arctic, rising temperatures are not simply melting ice; they are changing the very geography of coastlines. Nunataks — “lonely mountains” in Inuit — that were encased in the margins of Greenland’s ice sheet are being freed of their age-old bonds, exposing a new chain of islands, and a new opportunity for Arctic explorers to write their names on the landscape.

“We are already in a new era of geography,” said the Arctic explorer Will Steger. “This phenomenon — of an island all of a sudden appearing out of nowhere and the ice melting around it — is a real common phenomenon now.”

In August, Mr. Steger discovered his own new island off the coast of the Norwegian island of Svalbard, high in the polar basin. Glaciers that had surrounded it when his ship passed through only two years earlier were gone this year, leaving only a small island alone in the open ocean.

“We saw it ourselves up there, just how fast the ice is going,” he said.

With 27,555 miles of coastline and thousands of fjords, inlets, bays and straits, Greenland has always been hard to map. Now its geography is becoming obsolete almost as soon as new maps are created.

I can't even write about the polar bears.

Posted by binky at January 16, 2007 12:38 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Ecology


How long do you think we can hold out?

Posted by: Nelson Guirado at January 18, 2007 02:22 AM | PERMALINK

Maybe about as long as you can keep up attributing opinions to me that I don't hold? All that assuming must get tiring... maybe you can identify with those endlesly swimming polar bears?

And, since you seem to know something about underdeveloped states and the Caribbean, you might also note that it's not just "The Left" that is concerned about global warming. Small island states lead the cries against it.

Posted by: binky at January 18, 2007 08:22 AM | PERMALINK

Did I say small island states? Sorry. That should have been "...and major corporations."

Posted by: binky at January 24, 2007 09:51 AM | PERMALINK

Who is the Nelson Guirado of which you speak?

Posted by: baltar at January 24, 2007 12:27 PM | PERMALINK

Random lazy commenter who wrote a blog post (filed under "taunting liberals" or some such) about this post, in which he made shit up.

Posted by: binky at January 24, 2007 12:31 PM | PERMALINK

Ah. How annoying.

Posted by: baltar at January 24, 2007 12:34 PM | PERMALINK
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