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A 60-mile-long iceberg known as B9B, right, crashes into the Mertz Glacier Tongue, left, in the Australian Antarctic Territory on Saturday. The collision created a new 48-mile-long iceberg.
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When it comes to climate change, some look at the facts presented and see a coming catastrophe, others see a hoax. This difference in interpretation, social scientists say, has more to do with each individual's existing outlook than the facts.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, regarded as the world's top climate science institution, reported that Himalayan glaciers could completely melt by 2035. Two numbers were transposed — it should have said 2350. Climate science naysayers cite the error as evidence of bias.