Saturday, August 23, 2008

Artic Ice Feels Our Pain...Hemorrhaging

The AP has outdone themselves. While discussing a large crack in a glacier in Greenland, we are treated to the following fleshy descriptions:

...images show a growing giant crack and an 11-square-mile chunk of ice hemorrhaging off a major glacier...

...the university professor who spotted the wounds in the massive Petermann glacier...

"The pictures speak for themselves," said Jason Box, a glacier expert at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University who spotted the changes while studying new satellite images. "This crack is moving, and moving closer and closer to the front. It's just a matter of time till a much larger piece is going to break off.... It is imminent." OOOOOOOOOOOOH!

While everybody seems "alarmed," a prof. who actually studies such things is...well, underwhelmed.

University of Colorado professor Konrad Steffen, who returned from Greenland Wednesday and has studied the Petermann glacier in the past, said that what Box (perfectly named little twit I might add) saw is not too different from what he saw in the 1990s: "The crack is not alarming... I would say it is normal."

Where can I get a copy of the Global Warming Alarmists Dictionary? Eh, maybe I could just watch some more reruns of Will and Grace.

Here's the big crack. With my Perez Hilton labeling.

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