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Environmental Policy news: Arctic Warming Continuing, Approaching Tipping Point?

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Check this out: According to recent data by NASA, average Arctic temperatures in 2011 were 2.28 degrees Celsius 4.1 degrees Fahrenheit above those recorded from 1951-1980. Is the Arctic reaching a tipping point from which there will be no return?

Environmental Policy news: Arctic Warming Continuing, Approaching Tipping Point?

“If set in motion, [tipping points] can generate profound climate change which places the Arctic not at the periphery but at the core of the Earth system,” Professor Duarte, a climatologist with the University of Western Australia’s Ocean Institute and co-author other paper, said in a press release. “There is evidence that these forces are starting to be set in motion. This has major consequences for the future of human kind as climate change progresses.”

Yes, but think of all the extra oil and gas we’ll be able to exploit that’s currently locked away under all that ice!

  1. February 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    In my opinion, Professor Duarte is precisely correct…our ecological house of cards is soon to come tumbling down–it’s teetering now. This is much on my mind, so I took action and just published a novel, Falling Trough Time, that takes place seventy years in the future (in 2084!) when we’ve faced the abyss.

    Human population, along with the icebergs, has shrunk..but yet there are some positive forces at play in our brave new world.

    Kirkus Review “got” the book when they reviewed it as “Back to the Future” meets “An Inconvenient Truth.”

    See what you think: http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Through-Time-ebook/dp/B005R5EGBM

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