Here is a United Press International (UPI) article on global warming: Matt Bernardini, ‘More than half of Antarctica’s plant and animals could disappear due to climate change,’ United Press International (Dec. 22, 2022, 7:00 PM), <https://tinyurl.com/47746py4>.
This article was labelled “Science News.” Subsequently, it was picked up on MSN <https://tinyurl.com/5ykdb8tx>, across Twitter, and elsewhere.
The UPI story leads with a picture. You can see the (licensed) photograph at the link to the original UPI article above and also here: <https://tinyurl.com/bdewj8t2>. The label under the picture in the original UPI article states: “A new study shows that Antarctica is at risk of losing 65% of its plant and animal life by the end of the century if fossil fuel emissions are not reigned [sic] in. Photo from NASA/UPI | License Photo”. (bold added)
The photograph has two problems.
First, it is a plain ice sheet. It shows no obvious signs of life—animal or vegetable. There is not a lot there—at least, not a lot visible to the human eye—for global warming to harm or destroy. Second, it is—apparently—a picture from the “Arctic region of the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard,” not Antarctica. The picture is from the wrong continent.
Why do these people think it is their role to educate us? Why?
Seth Barrett Tillman, ‘Today’s Global Warming Insight,’ New Reform Club (Dec. 23, 2022, 3:35 AM), <https://reformclub.blogspot.com/2022/12/todays-global-warming-insight.html>;