Friday, September 07, 2007

Arctic Melting Faster

Here's some cheery news: "NOAA Scientists Say Arctic Ice Is Melting Faster Than Expected."

According to the Post's story, most of the north pole will be ice free in summer by 2050, instead of 2100. And, there's nothing we can do about it, because that's based on the current levels of greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere.

The good news: the Curmudgeon may be able to take a polar cruise in his rapidly approaching old age.

Other good news: "This [the melting] will open up vast waters for fishermen and give easier access to new areas for oil and gas exploration." Goody--more greenhouse gases, so we can melt the South Pole too!

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