Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Long Emergency: Arctic on Fire

While we indeed ought to pay attention to Twittler's racism initiative and other really important stuff like Lori Laughlin's birthday, you (and the CNN editors) might look up from your devices long enough to notice that the arctic is on fire, with more than 100 intense fires burning and pumping as much CO2 into the atmosphere as the nation of Belgium.

An even more intense heatwave is coming to the arctic which is expected to accelerate the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and the arctic sea ice, which is already at a record low for the date. The earth has just experienced the hottest June since record keeping began and is about to finish the hottest July.

The emergency is now.


Don Quixote said...

How ironic that MAD Magazine is basically defunct now, just when we need Alfred E. Neuman and his motto to bolster our courage.

Cervantes said...

Well I dunno. The reason Alfred E. doesn't worry is not because he has achieved equanimity, it's because he's an idiot. There seems to be more than enough of that going around.