Friday, December 29, 2006

The climate crisis in Canada's Arctic

By Michael J.W. Stickings

There's been yet another worrying sign of the most pressing issue of our time:

A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada's Arctic, leaving a trail of icy boulders floating in its wake.

The mass of ice broke clear from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 800 kilometres south of the North Pole.

The cause?

Scientists say it is the largest event of its kind in 30 years and point their fingers at climate change as a major contributing factor.

“We think this incident is consistent with global climate change,” Dr. [Warwick] Vincent [of Laval University] said, adding that the remaining ice shelves are 90 per cent smaller than when they were first discovered in 1906.

“We aren't able to connect all of the dots... but unusually warm temperatures definitely played a major role.”

All part of the giant global warming hoax, no doubt. Right Inhofe, Crichton, and the rest of you fucking morons?

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