Science Daily has reported on a new study published in Science by a Danish scientist named Eske Willerslev. It’s one of those stories filled with scientific details that never seem to trickle up to the really big media. To really get the importance of the study, you have to read all the way through to the final paragraph:
That signifies that there was ice there during the Eemian interglacial period 125,000 years ago [when it was significantly warmer that it is now]. It means that although we are now confronted with global warming, the whole ice sheet will not melt and bring about the tremendous sea-level rises which have been the subject of so much discussion.