A Record Broken, Very Quietly

You’ve no doubt read about the shrinking ice cap at the North Pole, and the plight of the polar bears there. It’s less likely that you’ve heard that in the meantime, the ice cap at the South Pole has been expanding, and just recently reached its largest extent since measurements began in 1979.
I compared Google News searches for “ice cap ‘north pole’” and “ice cap ‘south pole.’” The North Pole stories were all about the shrinking ice cap there as evidence of global warming. I couldn’t find a single news story about the expanding ice cap at the South Pole. This strikes me as a pretty good illustration of how the conventional story line about Earth’s climate drives news reporting.
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