Global warming is "so 2005"

Sometimes the conversation around an article is as illuminating as the piece itself.  In the case of Climate Snapshot writer Barry Saxifrage's Arctic "death spiral" leaves climate scientists shocked and worried, some comments are caustic, others poignant.  Some downright sad.  Since the story's gone viral on Redditt, people are talking and the conversation reveals how people respond to an overwhelming topic..

Arctic sea ice could vanish within four years. 

 
recipriversexcluson 7 points

I've just discovered a shorter route to India!

sirbeast 3 points

I swear they said the same thing 4 years ago...

GiantWhaleCannon 1 point

Well, they only have to be right once!

PTTGx2 0 points

Actually, they said it could be within the century, or later within the decade.

It's like asking, at 2:00, what time dinner will be ready, being told it'll be in a couple hours, then asking again at 3:45. If you were told it'll be in 15 minutes, you would bemoan that dinner is "always 15 minutes in the future", and that surely you will starve to death before you dine.

coldbrook -2 points

... a blink of an eye.

merdock379 2 points

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