A giant iceberg has broken off the shelf of Antarctica. Naturally, the mainstream media is trying as best it can to hint that this is something serious, worrying and probably connected with “climate change.”

First we’re invited to marvel at the scale of the iceberg – variously described as “quarter the size of Wales”, “twice the size of Luxembourg”, “one of the biggest icebergs on record”, and “two Luxembourgs, ten Madrids and one Delaware”. It weighs – CNN breathlessly tells us – “more than one trillion tons.”

This eco-campaigner goes straight for the nearest superlative
Further down:

Compared to some of the other big icebergs which have broken off in the last 100 years this one is a relative tiddler.

In 1956 an iceberg broke off from Antarctica which was 200 miles long and sixty miles wide. It was the size of “Massachusetts and Connecticut combined”.

That’s six times the size of the one which broke off from the Larsen-C ice shelf in Antarctica this week.

Another iceberg broke off in 1927 which was four times the size of this week’s iceberg