Thank you for presenting the AP story and satellite images of Greenland’s unprecedented four-day melt (Tribune, July 25) without a silly headline, as you did last week when a huge chunk of ice broke off, and without the false equivalency in the story of pretending that scientists can’t attribute the melting to global warming, or, preferably, global climate disruption.
You published that story just as I finished reading Mark Bowen’s 2005 book, “Thin Ice,” about Dr. Lonnie Thompson’s heroic expeditions to subtropical glaciers to collect ice core samples before the data disappears. It’s actually a series of adventure stories held together by the detailed explanation of the science of the measurement of CO2 in the atmosphere. I recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the new Anthropocene geologic age we’re entering. Have entered.
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