Data Point: Global Warming

In 1942, the P-38 now called “Glacier Girl” landed on the icecap that covers Greenland. In 1992, the plane was recovered through a feat of ingenuity (and cash). In order to recover that plane, this group of people had to melt through 268 feet of ice. That means that approximately 5 feet of ice accumulated per year, from the time the plane landed in 1942, until it was recovered in 1992.

There are many variables here that we are not able to consider. I’m simply putting this fact forth for use when one considers the arguments for and against global warming. Do with it what you will.

Edit: Bryan pointed out that an airplane would very likely sink through ice, ice being a liquid. So some of the depth may well have come from sinking, rather than purely from accumulation.

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