Quoting from The Mail (London):
Accompanying publicity material declared the change reflected ‘concrete evidence’ that 15 per cent of the ice sheet around the island – an area the size of the United Kingdom – had melted since 1999.Who are you going to believe these days? The publisher of the World Famous (and world class prices at 150 Pounds) or some scientists at Cambridge?
But last night the atlas’s publishers admitted that the ‘ice-free’ areas could in fact still be covered by sheets of more than a quarter of a mile thick. It came after a group of leading polar scientists from Cambridge University wrote to them saying their changes were ‘incorrect and misleading’ and that the true rate of melting has been far slower.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff