Like it or not, the Russians consider this their back yard, and they will not allow us to dictate what they will do. And unless we willing to risk war with a nuclear armed power over Ukraine, we won't be able to tell them what to do. And we aren't willing to risk it, nor should we. Even though we have the most powerful military force on earth, there is little we can do in this situation. Putin knows this, and that is why he is ignoring us.
Problem is China is watching this if the US doesn't do anything watch China try the same thing.
Yeah, there is a great deal of uncertainty in those numbers. Its hard to isolate where all the polar ice melt is coming from (very difficult and expensive to do surveys in antarctica), but we know its happening because sea level continues to rise. I never claimed to be a genius
Couple of differences between sea ice that forms at the north pole and around the edges of antarctica and the continental ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica. Sea ice is typically less than 5 meters thick, and since it is floating it doesnt actually cause sea level to rise when it melts. The continental ice sheets on the other hand, can be well over 1000 m thick, and when it melts it causes sea level to rise.
To compare- if all the sea ice melts, there will be no change in sea level. If the entire Antarctic ice sheet melts, global sea level would rise 70 m.
I mean, sea ice matters to some extent as its a good indication of the climate around the poles. But you know what does a better job at showing global temperature changes? Thermometers
Ill dumb this down some more. Its like having ice in your tea. The ice already there (sea ice) that melts doesn't raise the tea above the glass. But if you grab another piece of ice from the freezer (Continental Ice Sheet) and put it in the glass the tea will come out.
Only thing negative about this is his comments on Money.... if we go on a run and he is a HUGE reason for it in these playoffs (which I fully expect both to take place) he may play his way out of our price range.
That being said I hope they do everything to keep him. I really want to go make a Kraken Jersey to go with me Dexter 88.
Think the writer misinterpreted that. Kraken said it was another check. I took that as a check off the list to do.