Thursday, January 08, 2009


Im tired of shaking a fist at Al Gore and his Nobel Prize, but I just can't help it. The fucking Nobel Prize!!
Earlier this year, predictions were rife that the North Pole could melt entirely in 2008. Instead, the Arctic ice saw a substantial recovery. Bill Chapman, a researcher with the UIUC's Arctic Center, tells DailyTech this was due in part to colder temperatures in the region. Chapman says wind patterns have also been weaker this year. Strong winds can slow ice formation as well as forcing ice into warmer waters where it will melt.
What happens now to all those poor polar bears stranded in rapidly shrinking ice floes so vividly portrayed in news stories of the imminent end of Planet Earth?

(For the record, I do think we -- that especially means you, Yanks -- are using up resources frivolously and haphazardly, but if it's causing anything, it's causing poverty and terrorism, not global warming.)

1 comment:

grifter said...

oy, don't look at me. i have no car and i try to keep my electric bill below $40 every month. and they're planning to raise rates soon. aiiiieeeeee!