Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Continuing Decline of Arctic Ice
Just an update, as two new NASA studies show clear and undeniable evidence of rapid melting of winter ice. Since December of 2004, every single month has shown new record declines in the ice cap. And to quantify it better, melting is occuring at an annual rate 10 to 15 times faster than in the past. We (i.e. the U.S.) will continue to do nothing constructive as far as combating global climate change for at least two more years with the Bush administration, but voters had better wake up some day and move environmental issues up the ladder of priorities. Do we not at least owe our kids a better world than what we inherited, or shall we leave them with a plethora of problems that will occur if the climate continues on the path that is clearly laid out before us? Let's consider this question seriously, shall we.