this week The Times Comprehensive Atlas Of The World went one better. It turned Greenland green. It erased an area of permanent ice cover the size of the UK and Ireland – 115,000 square miles – to reflect 12 years of melting due to climate change. Islands which were once drowned in white now appear off the coast.
They claim that 15% of the Greenland ice sheet has melted, but their maps are just FUBAR. Compare the brown area in their map below with satellite imagery from July, 2011. They mark vast areas as ice-free which are actually covered with thick glaciers. Had 15% of the Greenland ice sheet melted, sea level would have risen three feet since 1999.