Last week saw a list of climate misconceptions floating around the Internet, including a story that 90% of Atlantic Ocean plankton had disappeared, a suggestion that a national emergency on climate would lead the country back into lockdown, text from a 1922 Washington Post article on ice loss in the Arctic, and the idea that this summer’s heat waves have been nothing out of the ordinary. Ethan breaks down why all of these myths are dead wrong in this week’s “Tip of the Iceberg.”
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Writer: Ethan Brown, Shannon Damiano, Maxwell Pociask, Naomi Rubin, Maddy Schmidt
Fact Checker: Hallie Cordingley
Editor: Will Andronico
Producers: Ethan Brown, Shannon Damiano
Ad Voiceover: Will Andronico
Music: Brett Sawka
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