Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Evening the score

There's a new island off the coast of Greenland. Well, it's not really new, it's just that no one knew it was an island. Until now, glacial ice covered the Arctic Ocean and it had always been assumed that the island was a peninsula. Twenty years ago, the region looked frigid, frozen solid, just as we have long expected the Arctic to look:

Today, things are balmy, with a slight breeze, highs in the mid-40s:

Why, this is good news. This more than makes up for the loss of that other island in India, the one that sunk a little while ago. So, we're even. Nothing to worry about.


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