To repeat myself, yet again: Does a day ever go by anymore without another terrifying revelation about global warming?
OSLO (Reuters) - A record melt of Arctic summer sea ice this month may be a sign that global warming is reaching a critical trigger point that could accelerate the northern thaw, some scientists say.
“The reason so much (of the Arctic ice) went suddenly is that it is hitting a tipping point that we have been warning about for the past few years,” James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, told Reuters.
The Arctic summer sea ice shrank by more than 20 percent below the previous 2005 record low in mid-September to 4.13 million sq km (1.6 million sq miles), according to a 30-year satellite record. It has now frozen out to 4.2 million sq km.
So, we, in this generation, continue to party hardy, refusing to make any meaningful sacrifices to fight global warming. Future generations, suffering from the fallout of our neglect, will, of course, see things differently: but by then it may be too late.
Three cheers for us!