Where global warming gets real: inside Nasa’s mission to the north pole
For 10 years, Nasa has been flying over the ice caps to chart their retreat. This data is an invaluable record of climate change. But does anyone care?
By Avi Steinberg
Some of us care! Too bad it isn’t all our politicians particularly those in the USA! But even all the ones who care aren’t doing enough, fast enough. And the ones sounding the warning blasts do it with mild admonishment and subtle suggestions. The time for that is loooong past.
Please read this long article – The Guardian is the best main stream news outlet for real journalism on real environmental matters. Here is just one paragraph from the article:
On each flight, I witnessed a remarkable tableau. Even as Arctic glaciers were losing mass right below the speeding plane, and even as raw data gleaned directly from those glaciers was pouring in on their monitors, the Nasa engineers sat next to their fact-recording instruments, sighing and wondering aloud if Americans had lost the eyes to see what they were seeing, to see the facts. What they told me revealed something about what it means to be a US federally funded climate researcher in 2017 – and what they didn’t, or couldn’t, tell me revealed even more.