Lesley Stah: 'All these floods we've heard about – much more disastrous than they have been in our lifetime. That's because the ice is melting.'
NYT' Tom Friedman: 'Young Arabs will tell you is, 'Hey, we've tried everything. We tried nationalism, socialism, Communism, Islamism, capitalism, liberalism, and nothing worked.' And I always tell them there's actually one 'ism you haven't tried, and that's environmentalism. And that's actually not a joke.'
A new paper published in Environmental Research Letters finds the natural ocean oscillations the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation [AMO] and the North Atlantic Oscillation [NAO] may be responsible for the recent resurgence of record cold extreme temperatures in the Eastern US and Europe, and that extreme cold winters in these regions will persist as long as the AMO remains positive.
Polar bear expert 'It seems logical that if polar bears survived previous warm, ice-free periods, they could survive another. This is of course speculation, but so is predicting they will not survive, as the proponents of the endangered species act listing of polar bears have done'