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Qué incómodo! tampoco en Groenlandia habrá Apocalipsis

escrito por Luis I. Gómez 24 enero, 2009

En su libro “Una verdad incómoda”, Al Gore nos describía un futuro desastroso para Groenlandia y sus hielos:

[E]arlier this year [2006], yet another team of scientists reported that the previous twelve months saw 32 glacial earthquakes on Greenland between 4.6 and 5.1 on the Richter scale – a disturbing sign that a massive destabilization may now be underway deep within the second largest accumulation of ice on the planet, enough ice to raise sea level 20 feet worldwide if it broke up and slipped into the sea. Each passing day brings yet more evidence that we are now facing a planetary emergency – a climate crisis that demands immediate action to sharply reduce carbon dioxide emissions worldwide in order to turn down the earth’s thermostat and avert catastrophe.

Caramba! Qué horror! Hay que hacer algo ya!

Cómo? Que no hemos hecho nada? Y entonces, cómo es posible que Richard A. Kerr en su informe sobre el pasado encuentro otoñal de la American Geophysical Union para la revista Science nos cuente estas cosas?:

So much for Greenland ice’s Armageddon. “It has come to an end,” glaciologist Tavi Murray of Swansea University in the United Kingdom said during a session at the meeting. “There seems to have been a synchronous switch-off” of the speed-up, she said. Nearly everywhere around southeast Greenland, outlet glacier flows have returned to the levels of 2000. An increasingly warmer climate will no doubt eat away at the Greenland ice sheet for centuries, glaciologists say, but no one should be extrapolating the ice’s recent wild behavior into the future.

Ya lo saben: tampoco habrá Apocalipsis en Groenlandia. Ni subida espectacular de los niveles marinos. Ni enormes rebaños de bisontes pastando por las verdes praderas groenlandesas.

Será posible que Al Gore nos hubiese mentido? Le obligarán a introducir una “fe de erratas” en su libro, en la que se recoja que al menos 12 páginas de su obra están completamente llenas de falsedades?