The Arctic is experiencing some of the most rapid and severe warming on the planet, according to a new, eight-nation report Ã¢â‚¬” the most comprehensive assessment of Earth’s fragile northern cap to date.
The report, a four-year effort involving hundreds of scientists, describes vast areas of melting ice, declining species and fading indigenous cultures.
“It’s affecting people up there now,” said Robert Corell, the American oceanographer who led the project. “And there are very serious consequences for people on the rest of the planet
Yet the US, under the lunatic Bush, is the only industrialized nation that refuses to believe global warming is happening.