Warming Up to Scott: A First Glance at Controls on Glaciers
Warming Up to Scott:
A First Glance at Controls on Glaciers
Richard B. Alley
We know that warming melts ice. And, we’ll be visiting many places where the geology tells us that ice is melting. Can we blame it on warming? With high confidence, yes.
Scott had it backward in 1905, Ewing and Donn were similarly confused at the other pole in 1956, and a few people today continue to stand on their heads to read their thermometers.