|National Snow & Ice Data Center|
I've been called a liberal and I've been called a right-winger over the years. I always pegged it to being to far towards the center and thus left or right of the extremists giving me those labels. Regardless of the labels, I have always believed global warming as a fact. I just don't see how you can't believe it with the reams of data available including the graph at the top that I just found thanks to an article on CNN reporting that the arctic ice is at the second lowest level ever and when the final data is taken next month, could perhaps even be the lowest level. If you average it out, we lose and have lost 9.3% of ice ever decade since satellite records have been taken.
Now I haven't pegged global warming on man yet but if I had to bet, I would say that we are perhaps in a natural global warming cycle as has occurred throughout the eons and man is exacerbating the problem as we tend to do. In fact man may even be helping to prevent us from frying by slowing down global warming. Regardless of the fault, global warming is happening and we are going to be forced to deal with it. If it were me, I wouldn't be buying ocean front property as an investment to pass onto my kids. If I were looking for investment property to pass on to my descendants, I would start looking around 69 meters above see level.