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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Reliable fact based articles that involve "warming" in any way

I've noticed the terrible bias about anything global warming on Wikipedia many times on this blog.  Sometimes it's so blatant, so wrong, I'm tempted to edit and fix something, but that usually involves some ignorant person (who may have added the info in the first place) changing it back, or worse.  So instead, this blog post.  (I may go change it later, and note what happens)

Today I was reading the Juneau Icefield and Mendenhall Glacier articles.  The glacier article says
 " including Mendenhall Glacier. The glacier has also receded 1.75 miles (2.82 km) since 1958"

The Juneau Icefield article says "On the west side of the icefield, from 1946-2009, the terminus of the Mendenhall Glacier has retreated over 700 metres (0.43 mi)".

Obviously both can't be true.  Looking at a scientific source about it I find "Mendenhall Glacier has retreated 2800 meters since 1910 and 580 meters since 1948." source

The Mendenhall Glacier article doesn't have a single reference that states scientific measurements of it.   It does include
 "Quantifying the Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming in the Scientific Literature". Retrieved 17 October 2013.
 "Climate Change: Basic Information". Retrieved 17 October 2013.

Neither of which are scientific sources of information on the glacier.  Neither source even mentions the Mendenhall Glacier.

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