Here's a headline that should make your (already on fire) hair stand on end:
Less Arctic Ice-->Less Sunlight Reflected Back-->Even Less Arctic Ice
You a little freaked out by that too? Check out the piece here. It's short but scary - with more in-depth reportage to come. Key quotes:
"While there is no base-line left to study in the Arctic..." WTF? No base-line left? That in itself speaks volumes about the damage we have already inflicted.
And, "In some ways I feel that the scientific community simply can't respond quickly enough to sort all these issues out." Farewell, charismatic megafauna.
We humans are fairly charismatic, too - at least, to ourselves. How well do you think we'll fare when all the sea ice has melted? Just wondering...