Friday, February 17, 2006

Ice-free Polar cap could soon provide answers about global warming

In a bit of good news for the scientific community, it was reported that Greenland's glaciers are melting twice as fast as was previously believed, thus leading to the hope that the total disappearance of the polar ice cap might occur sooner than predicted, thus finally providing an answer to the million dollar question, is global warming for real? (via RawStory)

Uptil now, scientists worldwide had tried to convince their respective governments about the existence of global warming and the detrimental effects of greenhouse gases on the earth's climate. However, the excruciatingly slow rate at which the Arctic ice shelf was melting failed to provide discernible evidence for the scientists to back up their claims of a global weather catastrophe. However, this new report states that scientists could soon, in a matter of years, be able to point to the North Pole and cite the total absence of ice on it as compelling evidence to prove the existence of global warming.

President Bush has extended his congratulations to the research team responsible for these findings and encouraged them to embark on a project to find out newer and more potent methods to accelerate the melting of glaciers in order to completely strip the North Pole of all ice. Once all the ice is gone and sea levels have risen, submerging most of the coastal areas of the world, that would provide the US government with conclusive proof of the existence of the phenomenon, thus enabling it to put policies into effect that would slow any more global warming.

In other news, Harry Whittington, the 78 year old who was shot by Vice President Dick Cheney, has presented him with his own heart, the same one that had a shotgun pellet lodged into it, as a token of gratitude for shooting him, but not fatally.

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