NASA reveals a new island off Greenland. Well, not necessarily new:
Long connected to Greenland’s coast by ice, the island escaped recognition for what it was for nearly a century.
As you can see from the Landsat images, the island was covered by ice 20 years ago, and an ice bridge connected it to the mainland only 5 years ago. The warming trend that humans have caused over the last half century removed those connections, driving the ice back 6 miles in 5 years, revealing an undescribed island to an intrepid pilot.
Because of our actions here in Kansas, maps of other countries will have to be redrawn. We are making profound changes to our planet, all without any serious consideration of what it is we want to have happen. The best that defenders of the status quo can say is that maybe things will get better. To use that as a justification for a massive and irreversible change to our entire planet is a more than a little foolish.
Especially when the same people thought invading Iraq might make things better for the planet.