Okay So the Arctic Is Melting But AT LEAST There’s Oil

The New York Times has an article about the landgrab that is happening as Arctic ice melts and makes way for DRILLING FOR OIL. And MINERALS. WOWZA!! The Earth provides!!!1

In the midst of this very exciting development, the NYT offers a small interruption to the program already in progress to mention, quite casually, that, “At current rates, Arctic waters could be ice-free in summer by the end of the decade, scientists say.” You know, that’s a thing scientists say. Those scientists, always saying things.

The paper of record goes on to quote one of these scientists. “‘Things are happening much faster than what any scientific model predicted,’ said Dr. Morten Rasch, who runs the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring program at Aarhus University in Denmark.” Oh but I’ve never heard of that scientist. Where are the American scientists, hmm? Couldn’t find an American scientist, NYT? Must be rubbish. Not to be believed! TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE OIL, PLEASE.

Happily, says the NYT. Back to regularly scheduled programming. Back to talking about which countries are going to have shipping ports at the end of the world. So very important. So very important.

P.S. Fire tornadoes exist okay bye

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6 Comments / Post A Comment

la_di_da (#1,425)

I could have gone my entire life without knowing that fire tornadoes existed. That would have been okay.

lrodrigue (#1,315)

this was pure poetry, miss sachon

kellyography (#250)

Of COURSE that fire tornado is in Australia – the continent just rife with things that want to kill you.

TARDIStime (#1,633)

@kellyography
Bushfire season has started WAAAAAY too early this year for my liking. The media are going to have a total field day doing coverage of people who have lost everything due to fires. When I say “field day” I mean the months of Sept 2012 – Feb 2013.

What surprises me is that this fire tornado (we call tornadoes “cyclones” here) did not make the evening news here at all, to my knowledge. Probably because it wasn’t affecting any Darwinian Banana Crops (unlike cyclone Yasi, which was dubbed a “tragedy” because it actually filtered down to the grocery aisle where bananas went up to $19/kilo).

Megano! (#124)

I doubt they could find an American scientist who actually believed in global warming OH SNAP

LLB (#1,625)

The only thing better than Logan’s posts are the posts’ tags!

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