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May 19, 2008


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Actual Meteorologist

Record low ? Maybe for the last 30 years but many times in the past there was much less ice. We just didn't have satellites then. Evidence suggests the ice was often lower in the 1930's and much lower 5000 to 7000 years ago. The polar bears somehow survived these warmups. For more....


On the other side of the earth, Antartica continues to cool slightly and the ice there is record size.

r4 sdhc

Exactly, it's when the land ice starts melting (Greenland, Antarctica) that we'll all have had it. There have been false scares in the past but this one is real. Watch this space. Geo-engineering projects.. Some may be valiant but mostly they are nothing but an excuse for us to feel less scared. Switch to renewable energy now - we might yet be able to save our consciences.

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That's the price to pay because of our negligence towards mother earth!

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