Friday, September 4, 2009
The article on global warming slowing the arctic cooling trend is startling to say the least. The fact that humans have altered 4,000 years of cooling in a little over 100 years is not only remarkable, but terrifying as well. Dr. Overpeck’s comment that the next ice age could be skipped altogether further strengthens the fact that we need to act on the issue immediately. If humans have the power to change the entire climate, there is no reason why we cannot change it back over time. Though the damage may be already done, there must still be time to act.