Posted by: ahallatt | September 1, 2008

The Arctic North Becomes an Island

For the first time in at least 125,000 years, the North Pole has become an island of ice, losing its links to Russia and Canada and opening up both the North-East and North-West passages to shipping (and, unless the blind greed of commerce is stopped, exploitation). The satellite pictures from a few days ago and 1979 are quite shocking to compare.

Monday’s cartoon is about being a locavore. Eating locally-produced food is one way to cut our emissions (and reduce the need for ships to cross between the Pacific and the Atlantic).

And to think that global warming was being cartooned about when Calvin and Hobbes was around.

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