Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Just coincidence?

Well, I'll let you judge for yourselves ...... here are a few cards [Explanation later]:-

The Arctic is warming at a faster rate than the rest of the world - Telegraph.

Global coral reefs in seriously bad states - facing mass extinction - SoftPedia.

Global methane levels on the rise again - ABC Science.

More than 2 trillion tons of land ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska have melted since 2003 - ABC News.

2008 has been the coolest year since 2000 (apparently due to La Nina), but the trend still shows warming and it was actually the 10th hottest year on record - Guardian.

I know we've had the coldest early winter for many years here in the UK, and they've had some horrendous ice storms in parts of the USA; but, to use an obtuse little analogy, if you were playing poker and these were your cards, wouldn't you begin to suspect that you'd got the makings of a pretty strong hand?