02 Feb '15, 1pm

New Satellite Data Reveals Dramatic Shrinkage of Arctic Ice Cap

It doesn’t say “the” ice cap. It says “an” ice cap in the “high” Arctic. It’s a small place, too: Wikipedia tells me that Austfonna has a circumference of only 200 km. Moreover, I see nothing in this article that even speculates that the Arctic is “warming due to man” or that “the ice cap is shrinking in response”. You jumped to those conclusions on your own. (I will speculate, though, that the author might have intended for you to jump to those conclusions, or at least expected that you would.) The article itself shows, rather, that the scientists themselves say they don’t really understand why this is happening at Austfonna. (You do, though?) In the real world, the volume of Arctic sea ice has been recovering since 2010; last year, after July the volume was greater than it was in 2007. See the first graph on this page: https://sites.google.com/site/arctischepinguin/ . It...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/02/shrinkage-of-arctic-ice-cap/

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