A bigger image can be seen at Paul Krugman's blog post, but check out the reduction in the polar ice cap on just thirty years. What's interesting to me is that there is almost no change at all on the eastern side, the North Sea, and along the northern coast of Greenland; but the western side, in the Bering Sea, the change is pretty dramatic. Is the Pacific Ocean warming more than the Atlantic? Or is something else at work?
Update: Wednesday 1:30pm
Oops, the Gulf Stream has been doing that for centuries. I am an idiot.
Computer problems will mean very little posting until I get it fixed.
Update: Wednesday 7:00pm
It was not a virus, technically "malware," so apparently all of those porn sites I've been visiting did not burn me after all. It was something that either M$ Vista or Google was doing to me. If you ever have computer problems the folks at Virtual Dr. are awesome.
Update: Thursday 9:00am
Well, no, Virtual Dr. declaring me malware free or not, the problem is still extant. The issue seems to be, in medical parlance, "idiopathic," meaning "we don't have a clue what's causing it." It's certainly beginning to make
me "idiosomething" all right.