It seems that global warming has been going on for a touch longer than most people realize. The global warming fanatics are only off by about 10,000 years.
This CNN article discusses an article in the upcoming issue of Science magazine, in which a team of researchers has determined that the ice sheet covering Antarctica has been slowly and steadily melting for the last 10,000 years.
"There was a gradual and continuous melting," said John O. Stone, first author of the study and a professor of geology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Over thousands of years, he said, the ice has retreated at the rate of about 2 inches a year in a steady pattern that shows no sign of slowing.
Of course, the researchers are quick to point out that this finding can neither support nor debunk the global warming theory. It appears that they don't want to be subjected to the same invective that has been rained upon Bjorn Lomborg, whose grave sin was to rebut Environment, Inc's propaganda with cold hard facts.