Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ice Shelves

Yes, of course I worry that large sections of ice breaking off of Antarctica are due to global warming, but there's a bias in stories like this. Since large chunks of ice break off suddenly, but form only gradually, you will never see a headline like "Scientists Startled: Massive Ice Shelf Forming Rapidly." Really, you need a full picture of ice buildup and melting to really mean much of anything, and that's a lot less dramatic.

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