So far the Main Stream Press is ignoring this story. Anybody have any idea why?
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- "Why do you think Greenland is called Greenland? "
Obviously not because of the rather large and ancient Greenland Ice Sheet.Aug 24, 2012
- My understanding is that it was propaganda to get people to move there. It certainly wasn't very green at the time it was named.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland - "The name Greenland comes from the early Scandinavian settlers. In the Icelandic sagas, it is said that Norwegian-born Erik the Red was exiled from Iceland for murder. He, along with his extended family and thralls, set out in ships to find a land rumored to lie to the northwest. After settling there, he named the land Grœnland ("Greenland"), supposedly in the hope that the pleasant name would attract settlers. "
Exiled murderer turns into lying marketeer... sounds like a familiar story, somehow.Aug 24, 2012
- When Greenland is uncovered, there will be far too many other problems, as 80% of the world population will be trying to find someplace new to live from sea level rises.Aug 24, 2012
- The most frightening thing about that graph is the trend is still straight - all the other lines have begun to curve back, or "flatten" by this time of year. This year's melting isn't even slowing down yet.Aug 24, 2012
- That's right. Sea ice minimum is usually mid-September.Aug 24, 2012
- I think you have a wording error
"The area of the Arctic Sea THAT IS NOT COVERED IN ICE HAS REACHED THE LOWEST POINT EVER" implies ice coverage is at an all time high. I believe you want to remove the "not" that sits before "covered in ice".Aug 24, 2012