Meltdown? The Truth about Icecaps
The Bush Administration ignores the terror of environmental peril and denies the reality of 2,500 United Nations scientists, who tell us that unless we find ways to stop global warming, sea levels could swell up to 35 feet, submerging millions of homes under our present-day oceans.
—Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), August 30, 2001
The ice masses at the two poles to the north and the south are diminishing. They are melting.
—Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), August 8, 2001
The great ice cover that stretches across the top of the globe is about forty percent thinner than it was just two to four decades ago. We find that through our data from nuclear submarines that have been plying the Arctic Ocean.
—Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), May 17, 2000
… [T]his summer the North Pole was water for the first time in recorded history.
—Sen. John Kerry, May 1, 2001
Predictably, our elected leaders have been sounding the alarm on the melting of the world's ice. After all, scientists have come from all over the world to testify in front of their committees. The scientists leave armed with money. The politicians express with grace how pleased they are to help save the masses. University press offices and trade magazines like Science hawk the story. And the media have a field day. Very little is needed to dress up this girl in order to take her out.
But is the North Polar icecap melting at an unprecedented rate? Are huge glaciers of Greenland and Antarctica caving into oblivion,