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On Sunday, CBS claimed that Antarctica is melting.  In fact, once small portion of the Antarctic peninsula is warming and may be losing snow, while the rest of Antarctica has not been warming and in fact has been gaining ice cover.  The show visits an island off the Antarctic Peninsula which has about as much weather relevance and predictive power to the rest of Antarctica as Key West has to the rest of the United States.  Absolutely absurd.

Unfortunately, I have a real job and I don't have time to restate all the rebuttals to the CBS show.  However, I took on the Antarctic issue in depth here, and this post at NC Media Watch has more.

Posted on January 22, 2008 at 09:35 AM | Permalink


Would this be the same Antarctica with volcanoes under the ice?

I think I caught part of the show you mention - it was offensively idiotic.

Posted by: dff | Jan 22, 2008 8:16:37 PM

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