Friday, July 04, 2008

Maybe Greenland isn't melting after all!

The New York Times will report today that the journal Nature is publishing a summary of Dutch research debunking claims that Greenland's glaciers are experiencing unusual melting.
...[A] new Dutch study of 17 years of satellite measurements of ice movement in western Greenland concludes that the speedup of the ice is a transient summertime phenomenon, with the overall yearly movement of the grinding glaciers not changing, and actually dropping slightly in some places, when measured over longer time spans.
Does this settle any arguments? No, other than the one that debates "the science is settled."

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