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:
Our good friends at Prison Planet recently published an article about the feelings of the French population on the September 11 terrorist attacks. Interesting to see that the sentiment that the sentiment that something isn’t quite right about the government’s story goes beyond just our shores. Check it out here.
NASA’s detailed rebuttal to all of the comet Elenin conspiracy theories was designed to lay these things to rest, but a look around the web quickly shows that not everyone is buying it. This new video, fresh from today, shows some discrepancies with the earlier timeline for the Elenin alignments and suggests that the supposed doomsday might be earlier than originally thought. Of course, this is just one take in a sea of theories. Other amateurs out there say the threat is over because the comet has already disintegrated ahead of schedule.