A Christmas Carol and Global Warming

From today’s New York Times:

If emissions of heat-trapping gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere at the current rate, there may be many centuries of warming and a near-total loss of Arctic tundra, according to a new climate study.

If the tundra is going, what is the problem with drilling in ANWR? Ahh, but there is more…

Alaska, in the model, loses almost all of its evergreen boreal forests and becomes a largely temperate state.

I have lived in Alaska and like the “evergreen boreal forests” there, but in all honesty a little temperance in the weather and environment would probably be welcome.

It gets better…

But vast stretches of land that were once locked beneath permanent ice cover would open up. The area locked beneath ice would diminish to 4.8 percent of the planet’s total land area, from 13.3 percent.

Who ever new that “global warming” is the cure for overpopulation!

Ok, I have had a little fun here. I guess studies like this are hard to take seriously especially when you have experts saying things like,

[the study’s]  main benefit was akin to the murky visions of possible futures experienced by Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol."

Merry Christmas and a warmer winter to all!