What planet is this AP journo living on?
“The European Space Agency is launching a satellite that scientists hope will help them pin down the effects of global warming on the Earth’s ice packs more precisely.
The CryoSat 2 mission, which starts Thursday after years of delays, will be able to pinpoint details of changes in polar ice so scientists can better understand the alarming picture of the world’s retreating ice caps. …
For coastal cities and islands, the information may be a question of survival.
If all of the Earth’s polar ice and glaciers were to melt, sea levels could rise up to 230 feet (70 meters), Miller said.
If only Greenland became ice-free, it would mean a 21.33-foot (6.5-meter) rise, he said.” “EU satellite to check climate change impact on ice“
Meanwhile, on planet Earth, arctic sea ice is at its 30-year average, antarctic sea ice continues to grow, and:
“The extent of sea ice over the Arctic Ocean grew until the last day of March, the latest the annual melting season has begun in 31 years of satellite records, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said.” “Arctic Sea Ice Melting Season Posts Latest Start on Record“