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Greenland's Ice Wasn't Supposed to Melt Like Last Week Until 2070

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/05/greenlands-ice-wasnt-supposed-melt-last-week-until-2070

The estimates have been, and apparently will continue to be, WAY off the mark. Dangerously optimistic.

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Thanks to Thomas Mote, an ice scientist, for this article. This type of outreach really helps, though I cannot fail to note that this is only the second comment. I assume politics is more everyone’s cup of tea.

I would imagine Greta Thundberg is tuned in though. It is almost obscene that hope is presently riding on the shoulders of a sixteen year old, rather than a world ‘leader’ !

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“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

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On the bright side: The majority of the earth’s citizens won’t get off their collective asses to demand a firm transition off of fossil fuels until sea levels rise at least 1 foot – and now we’re getting to that mark faster.

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Now THAT’s optimism I can agree with!! , LOL