Sunday, March 16, 2008

Drip, Drip, Drip

The "oh shit" moment of truth is not the fact that we're dangerously running into a recession (followed by a big depression worse than the great depression of the 30's), but that we're totally going to f'ed with the rapid rate at which polar ice is melting. This is going to need more conversation and conservation than bricks in the toilet and "showering with a buddy"...

Experts have been monitoring 30 glaciers around the world for nearly three decades and the most recent figures, for 2006, show the biggest ever 'net loss' of ice. Achim Steiner, head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), told The Observer that melting glaciers were now the 'loudest and clearest' warning signal of global warming.

The problem could lead to failing infrastructure, mass migration and even conflict. 'We're talking about something that happens in your and my lifespan. We're not talking about something hypothetical, we're talking about something dramatic in its consequences,' he said

Yes, I've heard this before, and I can't think of a single reason to wake up and go to work tomorrow if this keeps up.

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