Monday, October 20, 2008

Arctic Ocean probably ice free 7000 years ago

No this doesn't mean that humans are off the hook as far as global warming, but a recent Geologic Survey of Norway study finds ice cover in the arctic ocean was "greatly reduced," reports ScienceDaily. It may have been so reduced that, "the Arctic Ocean may have been periodically ice free."

Pound360 had thought the arctic always had ice. So we're not as concerned that ice-free poles will lead to rising sea levels that drown all of civilization. Actually, we were never worried about that. But it's nice to know that we're not heading into all together uncharted territory.

Does this mean we can stop recycling and buying hybrids? Only if you're cool with
out-of-control killer wildfires, the unchecked spread of the world's most deadly diseases and other nasties related to climate change.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.