The latest edition of the Times Atlas of the World, which claims to be the world’s ‘most authoritative’, exaggerates the extent that ice has retreated on Greenland, according to scientists.
A press release for the £150 book, published by HarperCollins, claimed that cartographers had to turn 15 per cent of the world’s largest island ‘green and ice free’ as a result of global warming over the past 12 years.
However, experts at the Scott Polar Research Institute, which counts among its staff renowned glaciologist Professor Julian Dowdeswell, dispute the Atlas’s accuracy and claim that the 15 per cent figure is simply wrong.
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