It might seem like a non-issue. With the stock market way off its 2007 record highs and banking institutions failing in the midst of a presidential election, global warming alarmists have toned down their pleas for economy-killing greenhouse gas emission regulations.
But ABC’s “World News with Charles Gibson” is attempting to keep the issue in focus. Gibson’s Oct. 16 broadcast raised “new concerns” about climate change.
“New concerns today about climate change,” Gibson said. “In its annual arctic report card, the government says the ice in
To put it in perspective – Gibson illustrated for viewers just how much ice 24 cubic meters is.
“That’s equal to the amount of water consumed in
What Gibson omitted from his report is the study he was citing  – “The Arctic Report Card” from the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in
According to an Oct. 16 McClatchy Newspapers article  by Robert Boyd, the report’s authors attributed the changes to both global warming and variations in ocean currents and winds above the
“Global warming by itself wouldn't cause this much sea ice loss,” James Overland, one of the report’s authors said to McClatchy. “Nor would changes in wind and ocean currents alone.”
“The ice is up to 50cm thick,” Henrik Matthiesen, an employee at