How Propagandists Abuse Language

Another WWII plane found buried under hundreds of feet of ice in Greenland. Instead of describing the thickening ice sheet correctly, Popular Mechanics calls it a shifting ice sheet.

WWII P-38 Discovered Under 300 Feet of Ice in Greenland

h/t Kent Clizbe

Shifting ice doesn’t bury planes, but thickening ice does.

Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Budget: DMI

As the ice sheet thickens, the excess weight forms rivers of ice (glaciers) which flow to the sea. Climate alarmists watch these glaciers calve into the ocean, and cry.

Climate alarmists are Dark Ages mentality humans, working with 21st century tools to spread their superstitions.

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13 Responses to How Propagandists Abuse Language

  1. GW Smith says:

    Still we vacillate between seeing them as foolish guilt ridden victims of simplistic ideologies and diabolical authoritarians bent on world domination through the ruse of a world wide enemy. Even if ET were discovered to be out to cultivate and eat us the left would still find a way to make us feel guilty for it and paint anyone thinking otherwise to be the real ones to oppose. I doubt it will ever change.

  2. Robert Forest says:

    Front page of the today Ventura County Star, “Number of birds declining, Scientists link collapse to changing climate.” The Ventura County Star is part of the USA Today Network, which owns other outlets such as the National Enquirer. This article was picked up from the Palm Springs Desert Sun, written by Ian James. If you read the article, you’ll love the scientific method used to count the declining birds.
    Today is a slow news day, which lets them put climate alarm on the front page. The steady drip of propaganda.

  3. richard says:

    When the plane was found it was still level meaning it was buried by accumulation of snow. If it was shifting ice the plane would probably have been nose down as the weight of the front of the plane would have pushed it forwards or actually crushed the plane.

  4. arn says:

    Those evil Nazi airplanes trying to sabotage AGW :)

    Shifting ice without completely crunching and deforming the plane?

  5. Colorado Wellington says:

    “Shifting ice doesn’t bury planes, but thickening ice does.”

    And shifty Popular Mechanics writers bury the lede.

  6. Phil. says:

    The reason they refer to the ‘shifting’ ice is because since landing on the ice the plane had moved 2 miles by the time it was recovered.

    • Gator says:

      Shifting ice is not what buried the plane, yet that is exactly what the author wrote.

      Comprehend much Phil?

    • Robert Austin says:

      “the ever-shifting ice sheets of Greenland buried the aircraft”

      Phil.’s reading comprehension seems abysmal. But I am sure that he understands why the aircraft was found under 300 feet of ice. It’s just that the truth does not fit his narrative.

  7. GCsquared says:

    Here’s an absurdity du jour, found in the usual obligatory comment at the end of an article about feline aspergillosis, an unusual sinus infections in cats:
    “With global warming the prevalence of fungal infections in animals and humans is predicted to increase, because of more favorable environments for fungi to grow over a wider geographic range.”
    Even when the subject has pretty much nothing to do with climate as in this case, you can often find non-sequiturs like this one, apparently just to let you know that the writer’s brain has been properly washed, and to keep readers’ minds in a lively state of panic.

  8. BruceC says:

    Not only was the P-38 recovered from under 268ft of ice, she has now been restored and is back gracing the skies as ‘Glacier Girl’.

  9. RAH says:

    She is a P-38 F. The P-38’s that made the flight across the northern route were all E and F models because they were the first to be deemed combat worthy. However those early models are quite a different animal from the ultimate P-38 which was the J and L models. It was such a complex aircraft for it’s time that it took a good while to iron out all the bugs. The long development time resulted from the USAAF wanting to show off their new toy with a coast to coast speed run so the ONLY flying prototype ended up in the junk heap when it crashed and the fact that the USAAF only ordered 50 of their first batch and so Lockheed did not design the aircraft for mass production but set up to be built by hand.

    Being ahead of it’s times also brought forth the problem of compressibility and it took time to figure it out. The P-38 wasn’t the only front line fighter that ran up against the problem. Both the P-47 and the P-51 also had compressibility problems. But the P-38 was the first and it was testing with that aircraft that provided the solution.

    • Phil. says:

      The P-38 was originally intended for a contract with Britain and France which was then taken over by Britain. Britain cancelled the contract because of problems with the aircraft (alluded to above). Lockheed was intent on suing but Pearl Harbor intervened and the USAF took over the contract, Lightning was the name given to the P-38 by the British.

      • RAH says:

        No the P-38 was originally designed to meet performance specifications put forth by the USAAC for an interceptor. IOW an aircraft specifically designed to defend against enemy bombers. And aircraft that could climb like a homesick angle and have the speed to intercept and the firepower to blow multiengine bombers out of the sky.

        In January 1937 the leading US Aircraft Manufactures received a specification from the US Army Air Corp for and aircraft for: “interception and attack of hostile aircraft at high altitude” The specification called for a speed of 360 mph in level flight at 20,000 ft. The aircraft must be able to reach 20,00o within six minutes of starting it’s takeoff roll. Lockheed designers H. L. Hibbard and Clarence L. Johnson were the ones who designed it. Clarence is better known as Kelly Johnson the man that would later lead the design team at the secret “skunk works” which produced the F 101, U2, and SR 71 (which still today holds the official title of the fastest jet aircraft ever to fly).
        The P-38 was designed with two engines simply because at the time the specification was written there was no single engine that could provide the power needed to meet the AAC specifications.

        In June 1937 the AAC awarded a contract to Lockheed for a single prototype.

        After the prototype was crashed due to pilot error after setting a new speed record the AAC ordered 14 more in April 1939.
        In Sept 1939 they ordered 60 “operational” aircraft.
        In August 104o they ordered 607 more with the newest modifications.

        The British did not order any until March of 1940 but the ones they ordered were specified to not have the counter rotating props and the US refused to give up it’s limited supply of turbo superchargers so the British version didn’t have them either. They quick were known as the “castrated lightnings” and as one would suspect their performance sucked compared to the supercharged ones in US service.

        BTW it was Lockheed that proposed 7 different names to the British and from that list the British selected “lightning”.

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