While all the great leaders of the world were gathered for the past two weeks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27, a strange rumor resurfaced : Antarctica would gain nearly 112 billion tons of ice per year. This region would therefore gain more ice than it would lose. Information that would have been validated by The NASA herself ! At the origin of this rumour, an article published in 2015 on the conspiratorial site “The Enraged Sheep”, resuming a study of the Journal of Glaciology of the same year.
To understand why this infox has inflamed social networks, Clémence returns to the mechanisms that promote the spread of false information, and recontextualizes the publication of this very controversial study.
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