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Arctic Ice Expected to Hit New Low

Started by AlanFrench, 08/21/2012 05:17AM
Posted 08/21/2012 05:17AM Opening Post
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19330307
Posted 08/21/2012 06:23AM #1
Off on a tangent: the British TV program "Top Gear" ran an episode 5 years ago in which the idiot hosts tried to drive a modified Toyota pickup to the North Pole. They proclaimed success when they hit 78 degrees north.

Several nations are scrambling to claim drilling rights to the ice-free Arctic Sea. As my wife put it re endangered species, "Why is it that they are either endangered or hunted?" I.e., why can't we just leave it alone?
Posted 08/21/2012 08:34AM #2
Alan French said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19330307

Yea that is one thing about the climate, it changes, always has, always will. Sometimes warmer, sometimes cooler. And these changes are reflected in the polar ice packs as well. They expand and contract following along with the whims of the climate cycles. Nothing new here!

Doug Matulis
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Posted 08/27/2012 05:47PM #3
Alan French said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19330307

Here's a follow-up, in case any one is interested:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19393075

"A wise man, ... proportions his belief to the evidence."
-David Hume