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Depends on who you askPosted Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 8:44 AM
This morning's paper has a story from a conference call between Tennessee media and Sen. Bob Corker about their recent trip to Greenland to learn about "global warming" or "climate change."
The Senator appeared to take a view that is right in the middle of the issue, which is quite a feat to pull off in Washington these days.
You see, if you want accurate information about this topic, you need to check multiple sources, because the answer you get all depends upon who you ask.
For example, in this press release from the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Sen. Barbara Boxer says that "I know I have a responsibility to move now to lessen the impacts of severe global warming."
The Kangia glacier, already one of the world's fastest moving two decades ago, has doubled its speed since then, an acceleration scientists say is driven by rising global temperatures.
But wait, how can this be? Here you have another press release from the very same committee, which is titled "Latest Scientific Studies Refute Fears of Greenland Melt" and goes into some detail.
Recent research has found that Greenland has been warming since the 1880's, but since 1955, temperature averages at Greenland stations have been colder than the period between 1881-1955.
So who do we believe? Good question. It all depends on who you ask.
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Brian Mosely is a staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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