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Bottom line: Antarctic sea ice trends are an intriguing scientific puzzle worthy of academic interest, whereas Antarctic land ice trends are like the planet running around with its hair on fire, yelling "stop the madness of denial and delay."
How would a historian in 2393 write about this century if we continue self-destructively ignoring climate science -- and as a result modern civilization as we know it had collapsed 300 years earlier? To find out, read the excellent and unique new book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.
The Japan Meteorological Agency reported Monday that June was the hottest in more than 120 years of record-keeping. That follows the hottest May and hottest April on record. It seems all but certain more records will be broken in the coming months, thanks to global warming.