Arctic warming Effects felt across the globe
Those who keep an eye on Earth’s polar ice caps report that sea ice has melted faster in the Arctic Ocean this summer than at any time since scientists began recording its ebbs and flows. In fact, the Arctic ice cap reached its smallest summer expanse ever, and some scientists say it’s at its lowest reach in nearly 1,500 years.
The shrinking ice cap coincides with warming at the poles that has been accelerating twice as fast as in other areas around the globe.
Even climate-change skeptics have to accept the fact that the planet is warming, and it’s happening faster and with greater consequence than during any natural warming cycle in Earth’s history. The massive ice melt is changing weather patterns in North America, and this summer’s record-setting drought throughout the United States is only the first of a pattern of floods, severe storms, drought and wildfires that likely will become the norm.
Pavlov’s morons. Mention ice – drool. Mention drought – drool.
The US just experienced the quietest summer on record for tornadoes, hurricane strikes are at historic long-term lows, the drought is in no way comparable to the Dust Bowl, and the fire season has been about average. These people are complete morons.
h/t to Marc Morano