Thursday, November 16, 2006

entry: 3764

weather: dreary but warm

i awoke at the crack of dawn today to sail back to brooklyn
only to find that class had been cancelled.
i would have rather stayed in the cabin with co-captain.

On the bright side, only 4 weeks remain in the semester.
magic i tell you, magic.
I look forward to a mini vacation
where i can work, and go on adventures with friends and lover. singular.

Normally around this time of year the weather begins to turn cold
I can even remember a few November's where it even snowed.
but thanks to global warming all that has changed.
It's a nice mix of spring summer and fall. lets call it spraller.
Spraller may feel nice. But just think of what it is doing to our friends in the freezing seas.


~~Rising temperatures have a dramatic impact on Arctic ice,
which serves as a kind of "air conditioner" at the top of the world.
Since 1978 Arctic sea ice area has shrunk by some 9 percent per decade, and thinned as well.

~~In the Arctic the impacts of a warming climate are being felt already.
Coastal Indigenous communities report shorter periods of sea ice,
which fails to temper ocean storms and their destructive coastal erosion.
Increased snow and ice melt have caused higher rivers
while thawing permafrost has wreaked havoc with roads and other infrastructure.
Some communities have had to move from historic coastline locations.
Sea ice loss is devastating for species that have adapted to the environment,
such as polar bears and ringed seals in the Arctic and Antarctic penguins.
(facts courtesy of national geographic online)

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