Another Boring News Story

that you aren't going to hear about from Nancy Grace or Anderson Cooper (or much of anybody within our borders I'm afraid). Global warming is worse than we think, folks, according to Steve Connor, Science Editor at the Independent. My first winter in Ohio has hardly seemed like a winter at all. While it has snowed often, there was never any accumulation nor any ice or any problem driving or getting around. Only when we all came up at Thanksgiving did we encounter any super cold temperatures and ice problems, much to JingXia's chagrin. Anyhow, seems there hasn't been much of a winter in Artic regions this year either:

"...some parts of the northern hemisphere experienced very low temperatures this winter, but the Arctic was much warmer than normal. "Even in January, when there were actually record low temperatures in Alaska and parts of Russia, it was still very warm over the Arctic Ocean...."

And, there is apparently an exponentially expanding effect caused by light and heat reflection vs. absorption, that i've not read of before:

"...environmental "positive feedback" has kicked in, where global warming melts ice which in itself causes the seas to warm still further as more sunlight is absorbed by a dark ocean rather than being reflected by white ice."

Click on the title of this post to read the whole story at the independent. My lunch is over. Polar ice caps are thawing. Happy Tuesday!

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