Saturday, June 28, 2008

Everything Is Seemingly Spinning Out Of Control, A Continuing Series On Impending Doom: 2 - Reverses in Polarity

Steve Connor of the Independent reports that it's looking more and more certain that the North Pole will soon be lacking one of the things that lends the region its je ne sais quoi. What, pray tell? Oh, you

It seems unthinkable, but for the first time in human history, ice is on course to disappear entirely from the North Pole this year.

The disappearance of the Arctic sea ice, making it possible to reach the Pole sailing in a boat through open water, would be one of the most dramatic – and worrying – examples of the impact of global warming on the planet. Scientists say the ice at 90
degrees north may well have melted away by the summer.

"From the viewpoint of science, the North Pole is just another point on the globe, but symbolically it is hugely important. There is supposed to be ice at the North Pole, not open water," said Mark Serreze of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado.
The article goes on to say that the lack of ice might make it easier to extract the oil from the region. Oh, goody! You mean the environmental disaster will allow the extraction of the fuel we all desperately need to stop using? THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME.

Naturally, there's nothing to worry about. Bjorn Lomborg says if we just stop shooting polar bears, they won't go extinct because they'll just reverse several hundred thousand years of evolution in the next four decades to save themselves! Maybe all the polar ice has relocated itself to Lomborg's cranium! Or maybe there's oil there! I guess what I am trying to say is that we really should spear Lomborg's skull with an oil derrick or something, because everything is seemingly spinning out of control!

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