A total disappearance of sea ice at all seasons would undoubtedly doom the polar bear’s lifestyle. But no scientist in his wildest exaggerations is suggesting the disappearance of Arctic sea ice in winter. As long as there is pack ice for much of the year with an ice edge, plenty of seals and controls on hunting, the polar bear is going to thrive — and tent-based tourism to the Arctic is going to be dangerous.
...if you lose the summer sea ice, there are phenomena that could lead you not so very long thereafter to lose the winter sea ice as well. And if you lose that sea ice year round, it's going to mean drastic climatic change all over the hemisphere.
Nothing quickens the blood, of a grand old Labor Party, battered and bruised as it is, like a crusade.
And there's an opportunity as the evidence of global warming continues to firm for the Labor leadership to say to the Australian people, we've read the evidence and we've got a plan to lead us forward.
Speaking of the difficulty in making the changes required, Figueres said: "This is the largest and most deeply rooted revolution that mankind has ever seen, and that is why it is slow. Every aspect of life will be affected."
Even Democratic lawmakers, who in principle support climate change legislation, defended their decision to say home due to scheduling conflicts.
“There is just too much left to be done in Congress before the holidays for members or staff to travel across an ocean and the equator with enough time to get back for important votes to keep the country running,” said Eben Burnham-Snyder, a spokesman for Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), the Post reported.