Arctic Ice in Death Spiral, Thaws Permafrost -- Risks Climate Catastrophe
2 degrees C of warming could spark runaway global warming
By Stephen Leahy
UXBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 20, 2010 (IPS)
The carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have melted the Arctic sea ice to its lowest volume since before the rise of human civilisation, dangerously upsetting the energy balance of the entire planet, climate scientists are reporting.
"The Arctic sea ice has reached its four lowest summer extents (area covered) in the last four years," …