Mapping Greenland’s Meltdown
October 4, 2011 § Leave a comment
In case you missed it, there was a bit of drama recently over the loss of land ice over Greenland. A new Times Atlas incorrectly showed loss of 15% of ice on Greenland. Having learned from media missteps in the past, scientists this time were quick to correct the publisher:
The push back from glaciologists on this issue was a good example of how the science community can organise and provide corrections of high-profile mis-statements by non-scientists – by connecting directly with journalists, providing easy access to the real data, and tracking down the source of the confusion. In so doing it also provides an opportunity to give the real story – that change in Greenland and the rest of the Arctic is fast and accelerating.