Map Makers Show Greenland Sections As Ice Free To Please AGW Advocates

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    The publishers of the world’s most prestigious atlas have been caught out by Cambridge scientists exaggerating the effects of climate change.

    In its latest edition, the £150 Times Atlas of the World has changed a huge coastal area of Greenland from white to green, suggesting an alarming acceleration of the melting of the northern ice cap.

    Accompanying publicity material declared the change reflected ‘concrete evidence’ that 15 per cent of the ice sheet around the island – an area the size of the United Kingdom – had melted since 1999.

    But last night the atlas’s publishers admitted that the ‘ice-free’ areas could in fact still be covered by sheets of more than a quarter of a mile thick. It came after a group of leading polar scientists from Cambridge University wrote to them saying their changes were ‘incorrect and misleading’ and that the true rate of melting has been far slower.

    Experts from the University’s internationally-renowned Scott Polar Research Institute said the apparent disappearance of 115,830 sq miles of ice had no basis in science and was contradicted by recent satellite images


    JammieWearingFool: Atlasgate: 'A Killer Mistake That Cannot Be Winked Away'
     
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    The AGW myth can't survive scrutiny. That's why the cultists oppose it.

    We're just supposed to take their word for it.
     
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    Typical.

    Huxterism. That is all it is and all it has ever been.
     
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    The global warming propagandists are as well organized as the communist party. Thanks to the cooperation of crooked politicians, extortionists, pseudo scientists, slobbering left wing media and a recruited army of goggle eyed volunteers they have all the bases covered for the final downfall of capitalism. So they think. They forgot about the internet and alternate sources of information not to mention angry Americans frustrated about the high cost of energy. If it wasn't for that pesky document, the US Constitution, that keeps getting in the way of the revolution we would be in even deeper shit than we are today. We'll see what happens in Nov. of 2012.
     
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    hahaha. 15 percent decrease? wouldnt that convert into like a meter of sea level rise?

    as usual it isnt the original mistake (cribbing from wilipedia) it is the denial of making a mistake thats going to hurt. what are the odds that a bunch of other mistakes are going to be found now that the spotlight is on?
     
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    Mistakes? Methinks to these people, the only mistake they acknowledge is getting caught in their deliberate lie.
     
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    come on now. no matter how big the error, there will be a complex and plausible chronology of events fed to the public that totally exonerates all parties involved except the sceptics that tried to score points for big oil.
     
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    LOLOLOLOL......you retards are priceless....

    So what did happen? The Times Atlas of the World, which BTW is not a peer reviewed science journal, seems to have mistakenly exaggerated ice loss from the Greenland ice sheet and a whole bunch of scientists from various places criticized their recent edition saying that Greenland is indeed losing ice but not quite that fast. If, as you dingbat denier cultists believe, there is a worldwide conspiracy among climate scientists to exaggerate the climate change crisis, why did all these scientists insist that the ice loss was less than the Atlas showed? The fact is, they are doing their jobs and striving for accuracy, as almost all scientists do.

    Greenland is still losing ice mass at an accelerating rate.

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    Accelerated Ice Loss from Greenland
    Mar 30th, 2010
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    How do we know Greenland has been losing ice on balance? Data from two satellite missions have independently led to the same conclusion. ICESat has repeatedly measured the elevation profile of the Greenland Ice Sheet in great detail; changes over time, combined with estimates of ice compression and density, have allowed scientists to track changes in mass.Separately, the GRACE mission has provided a direct measure of mass change through time, through its unique “scale in the sky” capabilities, and is the basis for the 2004-2007 average annual loss estimate shown here.1
     
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    So.....you'll be pleased to learn that phrenology is making a comeback.
     
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    Climate pseudoscience is the ugly, dishonest, moderately retarded stepchild of phrenology.
     

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