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Archive for October 6th, 2012

Arctic Ice Melt ‘Decades Ahead of Schedule’

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 6th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

Arctic Ice Melt ‘Decades Ahead of Schedule’
James Gerken, Huffington Post
Low-lying island nations threatened by rising sea levels this century could see the disastrous consequences of climate change far sooner than expected, according to one of the world's leading climate scientists.In the wake of last month's discovery that the extent of Arctic sea ice coverage hit a record low this year, climate scientist Michael Mann told the Guardian that “Island nations that have considered the possibility of evacuation at some point, like Tuvalu, may have to be contending those sort of decisions within the matter of a decade or so.”

Debate Is Not Going to Change Anything
Donny Deutsch, MSNBC
Number one, 5 percent of undecideds, if we become a student of history, one quarter of those are maybe swayed. We're talking about a 1 percent shift. Number two, every poll before the first debate usually ends up being the stand-up poll at the end. Number three, more importantly, actually the leader, that front-runner, now gets to be the underdog in the next one. I mean, he got his ass kicked in the debate, there's no doubt about that, but what is it going to change? It's not going to change anything.

Which Romney Will Voters Get?
Ezra Klein, Washington Post
Early in the campaign, Team Obama made a crucial decision: They weren’t going to run against “multiple-choice Mitt.” Rather, of the various Romneys on offer to them — the Massachusetts moderate, the tea party conservative — they were simply going to choose one and stick with it.