Get a Grip, Greenies!

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jun 26, 2008 10:11 PM
Horror!  Shock!  Cataclysm!!!  The UK Independent is claiming that there may be no ice at the North Pole this summer.  Polar scientists reveal dramatic new evidence of climate change, the story's subhead shrieks. 

But as Thomas Lifson over at American Thinker points out -- citing accounts in the AFP and elsewhere --  the ice melt may be due to underseas volcanoes . . . and thus completely unrelated to man-made global warming.

Don't expect to see this last bit of news widely reported.  And note that the Independent story's author -- "Science" Editor Steve Connor -- left out that highly relevant piece of information about the volcanoes.  Hey, who wants a few facts to get in the way of a good, hysterical global warming groove?