Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse!

As if the story of the $50 billion fraudster who has given us the latest world financial shockl was not bad news enough, this morning's The Independent has a really frightening story. Arctic at tipping point brings the glad tidings that scientists have found the first unequivocal evidence that the Arctic region is warming at a faster rate than the rest of the world at least a decade before it was predicted to happen. Evidence that air temperatures in the region are higher than would be normally expected during the autumn because the increased melting of the summer Arctic sea ice is accumulating heat in the ocean, a phenomenon, known as Arctic amplification, will be presented overnight at a conference of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

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