Arctic to be ice-free in summer in 20 years

Peter Wadhams, professor of ocean physics at the University of Cambridge, said much of the melting will take place within a decade, although the winter ice will stay for hundreds of years.

The changes will mean the top of the Earth will appear blue rather than white when photographed from space and ships will have a new sea route north of Russia.

via Arctic to be ice-free in summer in 20 years: scientist | Reuters

Wow, a major climate shift within our life time. This means we’re really screwed then. That is if we survive 2012. Are the scientists really sure the planet is warming up and not cooling down now?

Means we gotta install more air-cons. Wait… that’d need more fuel, which means more green-house emissions.

Well at least Russia gets a new sea.

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