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There are 4 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 12, 2009, titled Melting Arctic ice opens once-secluded ports to outsiders | The.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

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#1 Oct 12, 2009's a good thing.
David Scott

Columbus, OH

#2 Oct 12, 2009
Mike wrote:'s a good thing.
Go to and read reports from government scientists and many leading universities and research institutions.

No, throwing a monkey wrench into the Earth's climate system is not a good thing, and that's an understatement. Even if we act responsibly, global warming is going to have staggering costs. And we haven't acted yet.

Since: Oct 09

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 12, 2009
This is bad news. There will be a positive feedback loop. All of those ships with dirty diesel fuel will be emitted. In those emissions is black carbon which is 1000 times more potent than CO2. BC heats up when it cooks in the sun; next when it falls back to earth on ice or snow will accelerate the melting. Not to mention (but I will) the methane that will be released from the perma frost.

From the wildlife perspective, the polar bears are threatened from a lack of ice. Another animal-krill needs the ice to replenish its numbers. Without krill, say goodbye to many of the whales. This is a very scary thing.


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#5 Mar 14, 2010
any one need ice cubes !

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