NASA’s Earth Observatory: Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice.
“According to a new NASA study, Arctic perennial sea ice has been decreasing at a rate of 9 percent per decade since the 1970s. The changes in Arctic ice may be a harbinger of global climate change, says Josefino Comiso, researcher at Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland. In a recent Journal of Climate paper, Comiso notes that most of the recent global warming occurred over the last decade, with the largest temperature increase occurring over North America. Researchers suspect the loss of Arctic sea ice may be caused by changing atmospheric pressure patterns over the Arctic that move sea ice around, and by warming Arctic temperatures that result from the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.”
The pictures on the site are startling. And yet the oil companies and their cronies (like Bush and Cheney, and by extension Howard) continue to claim that it’s a figment of the scientific community’s imagination. And think, China’s use of cars is increasing dramatically as we speak.
As Sting paraphrases eloquently: What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having?