Melting Sea Ice

Polar Bear Ice
Dan Crosbie/Canadian Ice Service

The New York Times today reported on the long-awaited report from the hundreds of scientists and reviewers that make up the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The article states the panel’s concluded that “global warming is ‘unequivocal’ and that human activity is the main driver, ‘very likely’ causing most of the rise in temperatures since 1950”. This is not surpising. What I like most about the article is the picture at the top (above). If you’re not convinced global warming is real and that human activity is the primary cause you won’t be convinced reading this. I hope you like the picture.

We need to take immediate actions to reduce our use of fossil fuels. For most of us alternatives are not an option. The world’s governments must lead this effort. There are other reasons to reduce our use of fossil fuels in case global warming isn’t compelling enough. Pollution, oil spills, dependence on crude imports, and depletion of non-renewable resources are major reasons to move quickly toward the use of alternative sources of energy and have little to do with reducing global warming.

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