Saturday, January 28, 2023

About that antarctic iceberg

About that antarctic iceberg
"You may have seen the news that a huge iceberg calved off of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica...
  • What makes this particular event interesting to me is how careful both the scientists and the media have been in noting that this event was not linked to climate change in the least. 
  • It was quite noticeable, given how every drop of water melting anywhere in the world is usually interpreted as a signal of doom.
  • Literally every single news story I checked–and it was quite a lot of them–prominently noted that the event had nothing to do with climate change...

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