The Reports of Iceland's Glacial Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The media are abuzz over the first icy "casualty" of climate change: a small glacier in Iceland named Okjökull, also known as "OK." The claim, made in a press release from Rice University, is that OK became the first glacier in Iceland to lose its glacial status because of global warming.  According to the press release, "This will be the first monument to a glacier lost to climate change anywhere in the world." Of course, the fear-mongers do not say why the glacier has stopped growing.  Instead, they simply invoke the new universal boogeyman of "climate change" as the reason.  And then they tell us about the movie, website, and hiking opportunities to witness the death of a glacier. For the record, OK is still around, even though it hasn't grown since roughly 2003.  But here comes the interesting part.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, "Ok is a lava shield...(Read Full Article)