Problem is, the North Pole is really melting, more each year since Bush has been in office. The oceans are becoming more turbulent, hurricaine season has gone from an occasional news worthy storm to yearly disasters, and this is just the beginning. Watch as New Orleans becomes the first of many sea level towns leveled by a larger ocean. Watch as we're forced to quickly and painfully redraw the shorelines of our world maps. The self-protective cry will go out "if only we had been told". They've been told time and time again for the last five years, and they've shut down every study, refused every verdict and ignored every warning because it doesn't fit into BushCo's Gas/Oil Cartel profit model.
"A record loss of sea ice in the Arctic this summer has convinced scientists that the northern hemisphere may have crossed a critical threshold beyond which the climate may never recover. Scientists fear that the Arctic has now entered an irreversible phase of warming which will accelerate the loss of the polar sea ice that has helped to keep the climate stable for thousands of years.
Arctic specialists at the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre at Colorado University, who have documented the gradual loss of polar sea ice since 1978, believe that a more dramatic melt began about four years ago.
In September 2002 the sea ice coverage of the Arctic reached its lowest level in recorded history. Such lows have normally been followed the next year by a rebound to more normal levels, but this did not occur in the summers of either 2003 or 2004. This summer has been even worse. The surface area covered by sea ice was at a record monthly minimum for each of the summer months - June, July and now August."
"Current computer models suggest that the Arctic will be entirely ice-free during summer by the year 2070 but some scientists now believe that even this dire prediction may be over-optimistic, said Professor Peter Wadhams, an Arctic ice specialist at Cambridge University." - The Independent.
Do we add this to the list of Bush's tragedy filled tenure? At current emissions, the U.S. alone is responsible for 25% of greenhouse gas emissions on the planet.