- You miss the point that there was no glacier covering the plant prior to the peak of the LIA 400 years ago.Why was that?
NPR Airs Story On Melting Glaciers Without Explaining Why They Are Melting
NPR aired a story Wednesday about a “plant in the Canadian Arctic that started growing again after being buried under a glacier for 400 years.”
The story never mentions carbon pollution or even global warming. Neither does the NPR’s blog post on the story, which has an even better ending: “In fact, as glaciers around the world continue to recede, we may be hearing a lot more about bryophytes.”
But apparently we won’t be hearing more about why more glaciers are receding or speeding up — or what it all really means for humanity, like say, that whole sea level rise thing (see “JPL bombshell: Polar ice sheet mass loss is speeding up, on pace for 1 foot sea level rise by 2050″).
Related Post: NPR (2/13): Remember That Whole Global Warming Problem People Once Worried About?