Over the past five or six years, pseudoscience has claimed that the melting Greenland ice sheet was due to greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, thus a man-induced disaster.
The Greenland ice sheet is a vast body of ice covering 1,710,000 square kilometres, roughly 80% of the surface of Greenland. It is the second largest ice body in the world, after the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
**Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (2013, August 11). Greenland ice is melting — even from below.
“The temperature at the base of the ice, and therefore the current dynamics of the Greenland ice sheet is the result of the interaction between the heat flow from Earth’s interior and the temperature changes associated with glacial cycles,” explains corresponding author Irina Rogozhina (GFZ) who initiated IceGeoHeat. “We found areas where the ice melts at the base next to other areas where the base is extremely cold.”
Former US Vice President Al Gore couldn’t be reached to comment on the scientific discovery. Rumor has it that he was busy polishing his Nobel Peace Prize for spouting off about the melting Greenland Ice Sheet being due to greenhouse gas.
It turns out that the melting Greenland Ice Sheet is not a man-caused disaster, but rather a “nature-caused event”. Natural events are not recognized by the Green lobby because they can’t be used to generate money.