There was a record loss of ice in the Arctic this summer, and climatologists are saying that the Earth may have passed the "tipping point" at which global warming is now inevitable. Hurricane Katrina is an example of this. While scientists don't think global warming causes more hurricanes to form, they know that it DOES make the ones that do form much more violent.
The Arctic may have now reached an irreversible level of warming which means that more ice will melt in the future. In fact, the Arctic ice is melting so quickly that climate instability is inevitable. If (or when) the huge glaciers in Greenland melt, sea levels will rise and coastal cities will be engulfed.
Get ready for a permanent change in the weather.
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