If you've been able to tear yourselves away from the riveting GOP convention in Tampa this week– with special appearances by Ann Romney and Chris Christie, woo hoo!– you might have noticed this little tidbit of apparently less important news: Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low.
This is bad folks, very bad indeed. Not only will ice melt in the arctic likely cause the release of massive amounts of methane, kicking off a feedback loop of warming, but this feedback loop could cause the Antarctic ice to release even more methane if the sea levels continue to rise around that continent. Warmer planet at a rapid rate= lots of bad stuff happening.
It's hard (for us) not to wake up in a cold sweaty panic about this stuff, but apparently, we've got it all wrong. Melting Sea Ice: Bad for polar bears, good for China.
It's the economy, stupid. It's women, the economy, and Mitt Romney. Duh.