Times Atlas Records False Effects of Global Warming

The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World has long been a gold standard for recording every nook and cranny of our precious Earth in painstaking detail.  However, they are now scrambling to fix the latest edition of the atlas after scientists found that it misrepresented the global warming effects around Greenland.  According to the Times Atlas, Greenland has lost 15% of its ice cover over the last fifteen years.  That would make it decreasing at a staggering 1% per year, meaning in just 85 more years at that rate, it would be gone completely.

Scientists and climatologists were quick to point out that while global warming and climate change are something that deserves attention, the real figure for Greenland’s loss of ice cover is somewhere around 0.1% over the last fifteen years.  While that is still a significant figure in the history of the Earth, it is nowhere nearly as damning as the figures represented by the Times Atlas.

The real interesting part is it is kind of hard for the Times to sell the idea that this was just an accidental misprint when they represented these figures not only in facts in the atlas, but also on the map itself.

Check out all the facts here.  The comparison of Greenland’s ice cover can be viewed below:

Hmm..

 

 

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