Good News from Way Down Under

Enviornmentalists are often accused of enjoying "doom and gloom," as if those who care about nature and the planet want to see it destroyed. This makes no sense, if you think about it for a second or two. No one accuses Republicans concerned about Islamic extremism of wanting to see another 9/11. Why should environmentalists be accused of wanting to destroy what is wild and beautiful? 

Nonetheless, this is one of those ideas that seems to have inserted itself inside our body politic, like a tick half-absorbed. Only by going directly at it can enviros hope to dislodge this vicious rumor.

In this spirit let me bring up some remarkably good news from Antartica regarding the stability of the world’s largest floating ice sheet. (Please see this post on Gristmill.)

Or, as Charles Petite said on his Knight Science Journalism site: "Among the sources is Dr. "Abrupt Climate Change" Richard Alley. If Alley is doubtful that the ice is a mere nudge away from calamity, bank on it."

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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