The melting of the Greenland ice field is often held up as Exhibit A in the arsenal of evidence to support global warming.
Except it isn’t true.
A new study has concluded that Greenland’s rate of melting is not accelerating, and in fact may actually be decreasing when viewed over a longer timescale. The study, which used 17 years of satellite measurements to reach its conclusions, determined the overall yearly movement of ice to the sea is not increasing, and is actually decreasing in some places.
Or maybe 17 years is not enough of a span to detect a reliable trend?