The Retreat of the Exit Glacier, and the Picture Worth a Thousand Lies

Recently, Obama visited Alaska to take pictures of and with shrinking glaciers. He plans to use these pictures as visual motivation for the American public to get involved in the fight against global warming or climate change or meteorological macro-fluctuations or whatever: He reached another post reading “1951,” a marker for the edge of Alaska’s Exit Glacier that year, and gazed up toward where the rock-rutted ice mass has since receded, a quarter mile away. “This is as good a signpost Read more […]