Of course when your home's A/C goes out, you can always call a repair-person.
Who do we call when it's the planet's A/C that goes out? Frigid-aire?
by Justin Gillis, nytimes.com -- Sep 19, 2012
The drastic melting of Arctic sea ice has finally ended for the year, scientists announced Wednesday, but not before demolishing the previous record -- and setting off new warnings about the rapid pace of change in the region.
“The Arctic is the earth’s air-conditioner,” said Walt Meier, a research scientist at the snow and ice center, an agency sponsored by the government. “We’re losing that. It’s not just that polar bears might go extinct, or that native communities might have to adapt, which we’re already seeing -- there are larger climate effects.”
Now, some scientists think the Arctic Ocean could be largely free of summer ice as soon as 2020. But governments have not responded to the change with any greater urgency about limiting greenhouse emissions. To the contrary, their main response has been to plan for exploitation of newly accessible minerals in the Arctic, including drilling for more oil.
“The scientific community realizes that we have a planetary emergency,” Dr. Hansen said. “It’s hard for the public to recognize this because they stick their head out the window and don’t see that much going on.”
The article also states that if anything, the increasing ice melt we keep seeing year after year, indicate that climate scientists have been TOO conservative in their Climate-prediction estimates -- and that they "may still be underestimating the speed and severity of the impending changes."
How's that for ironic: Climate Scientists are too conservative -- so much for the "Hoaxing Hypothesis" that oil-grubbing conservatives are hanging all their false hopes on.
Hope they like it Hot! Texas hot.
Who needs Cool Fronts on a regular basis, anyways?
Certain not an agricultural-based complex society, adapted to such favorable air-conditions.