The Buzz: In what looks to be another sign the Arctic is heating up quickly, British explorers in Canada's Far North reported on Tuesday that they had been hit by a three-minute rain shower over the weekend. The rain fell on the team's ice base off Ellef Rignes island, about 3,900 km (2,420 miles) north of the Canadian capital, Ottawa.
What you do or do not believe regarding global warming is no longer germane. This world is warming, and the evidence is compelling.
Now, let's put a finer, less mentioned, point on it: We cannot make any measurable changes in the progression, at least nothing that can be assessed for a generation. Not unless you know how to control the ash output of some large volcanoes.
The current progression towards warming began decades ago. We've only contributed to the acceleration, and now the evidence is undeniable.
Probably, the pressing question back home regards whether the Atlantic will rise and return the coast to Highway 50. Perhaps that accounts for the recent explosion of land prices.
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