September 17, 2005

Global warming 'past the point of no return' A record loss of sea ice in the Arctic this summer has convinced scientists that the northern hemisphere may have crossed a critical threshold beyond which the climate may never recover.

I guess I'm finally going to buy that property in the Orkneys, soon to be the new Mediterranean. Not that there's anything funny about this at all. Scientists are in virtual agreement about the reality of Global Warming, see here and here, the US, arguably the greatest contributor to GW, has only recently acknowledged that there may be a problem that deserves further research. Too little, too late. Despite the debate on whether GW is principally caused by human activity, as discussed here, there is little doubt that we are at least contributing to it and we therefore have/had an obligation to do whatever we could to ameliorate the situation. What will future generations make our criminal neglect of this long forseen catastrophe?