Time Publishes Melting Arctic Scare Piece As Ice Levels Dramatically Rise

April 4th, 2010 3:09 PM

On the same day that Time magazine published a scare piece about the melting Arctic seas, a British paper reported recent findings that the amount of ice in northern waterways has dramatically increased to levels not seen in almost a decade.

"Reports about the melting ice caps are distressing" frantically began Time's "Putting a Price Tag on the Melting Ice Caps" Saturday.

Yet, moments earlier, Britain's Daily Mail reported:

The amount of sea ice covering the Arctic dramatically increased last month, reaching levels not seen at this time of year for nearly a decade.

Returning ice - after years of declining cover - has astonished climate scientists who blamed unusually cold weather over the Bering Sea.

Researchers said they recorded the most ice in March since 2001 - and that the cover is approaching long-term average levels for the first time in ten years.

This on the SAME DAY Time published a piece dealing with the price of melting ice caps.

Pretty amazing, wouldn't you agree?

Of course, NewsBusters readers shouldn't be the least be surprised, for we have been reporting for years just how abysmal climate coverage is in America versus other parts of the world.

For instance, several British news agencies besides the Mail covered this expanding ice revelation, as did some in Australia and New Zealand. 

Unfortunately, despite the statistics coming from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado -- yes, right here in America!!! -- LexisNexis identified NOT ONE states-based media outlet EXCEPT for bloggers reporting the NSIDC's findings.

I guess our media only think Arctic ice is important when it's melting.

How disgraceful.