I’m melting!

October 5, 2007

“The current interest in the Artic, in short, is a perfect storm seeded with political opportunism, national pride, military muscle flexing, high energy prices and the arcane exigencies of international law. [And] the tale begins with global warming, which is transforming the Artic.”
– Time Magazine, 1 Oct edition.

While this title of this post does conjure up images of unattractive women in pointy hats dissolving, the recently released data on the melting of the polar ice caps does raise some serious concern about the effects of global warming.  But I got to say that Ben Saunder’s “holiday snaps” from his serco-transarctic expedition of Spring 2004 ignites a certain affection and genuine concern for the Artic that data alone never will.


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