WASHINGTON Nov 8, 2004 — Scientists say changes in the earth's climate from human influences are occurring particularly intensely in the Arctic region, evidenced by widespread melting of glaciers, thinning sea ice and rising permafrost temperatures.
A study released Monday said the annual average amount of sea ice in the Arctic has decreased by about 8 percent in the past 30 years, resulting in the loss of 386,100 square miles of sea ice an area bigger than Texas and Arizona combined.
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For the effect of this unprecedented and rapidly accelerating warming trend, check out Gordon's post about the plight of the Shishmaref people last month.
Also check out this by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. He's done as much for the environment as his daddy did for equal rights and to bring down the Mob.
(p)resident Nuke-The-Whales' environmental policy is faith-based. He has faith in his corporate cronies' ability to milk Mother Nature until every last bit of profit is wrung out of her.