And we are certainly not stopping our emissions by tomorrow.
This blanket of carbon in the atmosphere has triggered, and will trigger, further runaway warming systems that are not under our control, the most deadly of which is the release of methane gases that have been trapped for eons under arctic ice and what is now euphemistically known as permafrost (much of it is no longer permanent frost).
The Arctic ice has been the coolant for the northern part of the planet and it impacts worldwide climate as well.
Its white surface also reflects back into space much of the heat from the sun, as does the Antarctic ice.
A woman came up to me after a recent class class, informing me she had just signed up to go back to school back to school so she could become a clinical psychologist. Another shining example of what courage looks like. I finally opened up I realized that it was, in fact, my courage and However, it is most absolutely my bliss being able to share and talk and teach—to be a role model—and take people on a journey where they can discover what courage means for them.
It took courage for me to __________ despite ____________.
As the ice melts, the dark ocean absorbs the heat and the warming ocean more quickly melts the remaining ice.
Over the past three decades, the oldest and thickest of the Arctic sea ice has declined by a whopping 95%, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2018 annual Arctic report. S., Russia, and China are now vying for hegemony of the Arctic region in order to get at the massive reserves of oil that exist there and will be accessible as the ice melts.
Aside from the real possibility of military conflagrations over control of the region, moving tankers through and drilling in this sensitive eco-system would cause the dual destructions of rapidly deteriorating whatever ice is left, thereby speeding up the release of methane; and then burning all that stored carbon of newly found oil reserves into the atmosphere.
For instance, Russia has recently launched a floating barge on which two nuclear reactors will be wired into its infrastructure to power gas and oil platforms in remote regions of the Arctic.