Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Coldest Winter in Decades

The Daily Express (UK) reported yesterday on the latest in global non-warming.

NEW evidence has cast doubt on claims that the world’s ice-caps are melting, it emerged last night.

Satellite data shows that concerns over the levels of sea ice may have been premature.

It was feared that the polar caps were vanishing because of the effects of global warming.

But figures from the respected US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that almost all the “lost” ice has come back.

Ice levels which had shrunk from 13million sq km in January 2007 to just four million in October, are almost back to their original levels.

Figures show that there is nearly a third more ice in Antarctica than is usual for the time of year.

This story doesn't seem to have hit the more mainstream media much. Oh, they've reported about the cold winter, but not about the polar ice coming back. Because we all know we're suffering from global warming, the cold winter is news--a freakish occurence in the otherwise relentless melting of life as we know it.

It's really cold in Afganistan. 900 dead.

It's really cold in China. "Scores" dead.

It's been really cold in South America too.

But don't be concerned. "All" scientists agree that global warming is real and is the true cause for alarm. Somehow, though, I think the families of the dead would have prefered just a little more warmth this winter.

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