Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Not Just The Oceans

While we are talking about the first day of summer and the fate of the world's oceans it is probably germane to mention that other parts of our environment continue to fall apart.
Surface temperatures in the Arctic since 2005 have been higher than for any five-year period since record keeping began in 1880, according to a new report from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, an international group within the Arctic Council that monitors the Arctic environment and provides advice on Arctic environmental protection…Temperatures in the Arctic permafrost have risen by up to 3.5 degrees in the past two to three decades
There’s a lot of methane in permafrost which is released as the temperature rises and methane increases the rate of climate change.

Does anyone have any good news on the environment?

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