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Arctic Sea Ice is Being Lost Quicker Than Ever

The Earth Policy Institute reports that sea ice is being lost from the Arctic more and more rapidly:

The North Pole is losing its ice cap. Comparing recent melt seasons with historical records spanning more than 1,400 years shows summer Arctic sea ice in free fall.  Many scientists believe that the Arctic Ocean will be ice-free in the summertime within the next decade or two, and some say that this could occur as early as 2016.  The last time the Arctic was completely free of ice may have been 125,000 years ago.

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Smartphones

I recently got a smartphone. It’s too bloomin smart for its own good and I don’t understand it half the time. I’m swiping when I should be clicking, messaging when I should be texting… using the internet when I should be working…

If it wasn’t for the wonder of the map function, I’d switch back to my trusty monochrome Nokia, with zero cool, but a battery life that didn’t imitate the lifecycle of a mayfly…

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