Biggest Ice Shelf Collapse In 10,000 Years As Exxon’s Public Relations Scientists Continue To Say “Global Warming” Data Is Inconclusive.
In more news from The Independent, research by scientists at Hamilton College in New York has concluded that the disintegration of the massive Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica was unprecedented geological event in the last 10,000 years. The collapse of the Ice Shelf, ranging 1,255 miles, roughly the size of Luxembourg, has not happened on this scale since the end of the last Ice Age.
The break up of the ice shelf, first discovered by a NASA satellite, has dumped more than 50 billion tons of ice into the sea. Researchers have measured an average increase of temperatures of 2.5 degrees Celsius over the past 50 years, and the overwhelming majority of scientists believe the rise in temperature is linked to global warming exacerbated by man-made pollution.
One organization that refutes the global warming charge, is the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which received $465,000 in 2003 from Exxon-Mobil. In an interview at their headquarters in Irving, Texas, Exxon’s chairman and chief executive Lee Raymond said, “We're not playing the issue. I'm not sure I can say that about others.”