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  •  the west Antarctic peninsula is one of the (5+ / 0-)

    canaries in the climate change coal mine.  I just started doing science down there this year, for that very reason.

    This is not my area of research, but it's something the general public can understand: Penguin populations have been declining there for decades already. Some species are down as much as 80% in the last 20 or 30 years.  

    And it looks a big factor in that decline is the decrease in sea ice.

    http://www.livescience.com/...

    Humans are (and have been for decades) altering ecosystems that have no direct human interaction... and yet the politicians and media give "equal time" to the deniers.  

    As you say, MB:

    Delay is denial.

    "The death penalty is never about the criminal. They've already done their worst. The question is always "will we join them"?" - jlynne

    by Hopeful Skeptic on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 10:20:14 PM PST

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