Monday, February 05, 2007

Ice Thickens as Globe Warms?



"A report by a panel of international scientists, published on Friday, blamed greenhouse gas emissions for rising global average air and ocean temperatures, the widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea levels.

The report said that average Arctic temperatures increased at almost twice the global average rate in the past 100 years. A recent Nasa study showed that Greenland is losing 53 cubic miles of ice every year, twice the rate in 1996."

-yet-

"The oceans may be warming and air temperatures rising, but in recent days Iceland has bucked the global climate trend.

Thick pack ice, the like of which has not been seen for decades, stretched into the western fjords as temperatures plummeted and a bitter wind blew in from -Greenland." (source)

That and it's about 10 degrees right now...

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