Tuesday, August 14, 2007


The news reports today that global warming is expected to melt the entire polar icecap within a few decades.

This is sparking an international rush to, of all things, assert claim to the North Pole, where the melting ice will free up a huge amount of oil to be exploited.

Anyone else find this news a little horrifying? Insane?


Melanie said...

I think its insane. I think anyone that doesn't see it as an issue is even more insane, and/or selfish!!

eastcoastdweller said...

It's like turning up the thermostat when your kid has a fever so that you can cook dinner on their forehead.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Appalling, but not surprising in the least.

What more damage can they do? They wonder.

Scarlett & V.

eastcoastdweller said...

They not only wonder but draw up the blueprints.

I read an ad in a local magazine today advertising the "last chance" to buy housing being built next to our local water reservoir.

Yummy -- my drinking water shall now have the added bonus of more dog poo, lawn fertilizer and driveway run-off and somebody somewhere is proud of that.