“Scientists stunned to discover plants beneath mile-deep Greenland ice” trumpeted the Science Daily website headline. Underneath, in bold, readers were informed that, “Long-lost ice core provides direct evidence that giant ice sheet melted off within the last million years.” Which, the site then claimed, is smoking-gun evidence that the arctic ice sheets are “highly vulnerable to a warming climate.”
Text of the article further enlightened those of us with inquiring minds, reading: “Scientists found frozen plant fossils, preserved under a mile of ice on Greenland. The discovery helps confirm a new and troubling understanding that the Greenland Ice Sheet has melted entirely during recent warm periods in Earth's history -- like the one we are now creating with human-caused climate change. The new study provides strong evidence that Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than previously understood -- and at risk of irreversibly melting.” (Emphases mine.)
All of us would-be scientists know ice melts when it gets warmer, but the Science Daily website drew exactly the wrong conclusions from the “stunning” discovery. One cannot logically in essence say that “since the giant ice sheet melted long before there was any industry or agriculture, and probably long before Homo sapiens existed, we now know humans are causing any melting occurring today.” That is, again, literally the opposite of the rational conclusion to proof the Greenland Ice Sheet melted into oblivion many thousands of— perhaps even a million-- years ago. How can the fact that the ice sheet once melted away entirely, subsequently regenerated, and is still around today…be proof that it is at risk of irreversibly melting??!
When every “scientific discovery” must validate “progressives’” vast and inflexible political agenda, the discoveries are not scientific, and perhaps not even discoveries.
Every five to ten years, I purchase a new snowblower. It seems to me that when I do, it doesn’t snow much the ensuing winter. Global warming fascists might say that this proves I have caused this terrible dearth of frozen precipitation. Yet, if I look at historical snow totals for my area, I find many years with lower snowfall than those in which I bought a new snow-thrower. Nonetheless, Science Daily rationale would assert that this finding conclusively proves that I alone am responsible for winters in which there is comparatively little snowfall.
Certain “experts” are, as the 1980s song says, trying to “blind us with science.” So, keep your eyes—and your mind—open.
And let disinformation and fake news melt away.