Thursday, August 11, 2005

permafrost is melting and we don't care

I came across this disturbing article 24 hours ago. The gist: permafrost (which they call "perma" because it is permanent, don't ya know - or at least used to be) in western Siberia is thawing at an unprecedented rate, which could mark a tipping point for our global climate. As the permafrost melts, it will release more greenhouse gasses, reinforcing the trend and capturing more heat. In other words, it sounds like heavy shit.

So today I scanned the main US papers on-line to see if there was any coverage. Nothing -- not in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Miami Herald, Rocky Mountain News -- nothing. Nothing at CNN, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, or Fox. Nothing about this at all.

Sometimes I feel like Nero is fiddling, Rome is burning, and we're all watching reruns of American Idol.

3 Comments:

Blogger Calvin Jones said...

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3:21 PM  
Blogger teflonjedi said...

Hmm, I also ran into an article here. Not a lot of coverage though.

8:51 PM  
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