In the last few days, a huge ice island broke free of Greenland, which continues to lose more glacial ice each year than snow adds. Is this evidence for global warming? Maybe yes, maybe no. Scientists can measure the ocean surface temperature, but know little about temperatures under the glaciers.
In the wake of reactionary rulings by the Supreme Court that seized a woman’s right to abortion after the Justices had unleashed potentially lethal freedoms to gun owners, one can only shudder at the prospect of the court’s upcoming decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).