More global warming portents

Ice free Arctic by 2040

This from US researchers, who say most Arctic ice will be gone by 2040 with the tipping point coming in 2025. Rumors that Dubya said the researchers were “terrorists who hate freedom” are probably untrue.

Siberia as granary

Russia is getting warmer, thus “Siberia in that case will become the world’s granary and Russia will be a clear winner.” (I can see capitalists exulting in the chance to make a fast buck by importing Siberian grain even as their vacation beach homes flood.)

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