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July 25, 2012

Unprecedented!!11! Greenland Ice Melt (Every 150 Years)

Someone needs a dictionary.

How does this headline ... "Greenland ice melt 'unprecedented', says NASA"

... square with this paragraph?

"Ice cores from [Summit Station in central Greenland] show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time," says Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data.

Why, it's almost like these things go in some sort of cycle. Or something.

Koenig adds, "But if we continue to observe melting events like this in upcoming years, it will be worrisome."

Even more worrisome ... loss of those sweet, sweet Global Warming™ research funds if the green herd finally tires of being stampeded.

(via @DonSurber)






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