Melting icecap puts Europe’s woes in perspective

Climate change skeptics, from the ultra-conservative think tanks to oil company executives, have spent years attacking climate change scientists and politicians who dared to believe that man-made carbon-dioxide emissions were accelerating global warming. The scientists were pilloried if they got the slightest thing wrong. Guess what? The scientists did get one huge thing wrong – they vastly underestimated the rate of the Arctic ice melt.

The economic effects are still largely unknown, but evidence is building that it will not be sweet. Makes you wonder why so much energy and money is being devoted to far lesser crises.

ERIC REGULY - The Globe and Mail

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