The Arctic is melting ... and that worries the Senate


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At a recent meeting of the Arctic Council, it was found
that, in connection with a significant increase in temperatures
winter (near 4ºC for Alaska, western Canada and eastern
Russia), the thawing of the Arctic is very pronounced. It is so
now fears by scientists that continued phenomenon
does not lead to the rupture of oil pipelines in the Arctic zone. According to
scientists report (http://www.acia.uaf.edu/) loss
surface of the frozen area would be one million square kilometers
since 1974 or 15 to 20% of the relevant surface or area
Texas and Arizona combined. If the trend were to continue
in the coming years the ice cap could disappear
before the end of this century. Reacting to the report of the scientists,
Sen. John McCain was terribly disappointed with the position
White House on the issue of change
climate change and its inaction despite the accumulation of data
scientists. It accordingly held a hearing of the Senate
on this issue on 16 November as president
Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. It will be
the last hearing of this type that he will convene, being called upon to
give way to Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35441-2004Nov8.html

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