Monday, June 26, 2006

greenland is melting

This report from Greenland is truly depressing.
By all accounts, the glaciers of Greenland are melting twice as fast as they were five years ago, even as the ice sheets of Antarctica — the world's largest reservoir of fresh water — also are shrinking, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Kansas reported in February.
Scientists fear the climate, stable for thousands of years, may begin to oscillate wildly. What does that mean? Possibly mass extinctions, crop failures, and human starvation. Nothing so serious that we should do anything to possibly risk putting a dent in Exxon's profits by trying to do SOMETHING to reduce our carbon output. That would be reckless.