Friday, March 24, 2006

Glacial Earthquakes

Down here in Argentina, watching glaciers crumble is a major spectator sport. The TV even shows 5 or 10 minute live clips, move in the way TV in Los Angeles shows car chases. The Independent reports:

"The annual number of glacial earthquakes recorded in Greenland between 1993 and 2002 was between six and 15. In 2003 seismologists recorded 20 glacial earthquakes. In 2004 they monitored 24 and for the first 10 months of 2005 they recorded 32."

Meanwhile, Will Ferrell does a fantastic imitation of George Bush talking about global warming. It will be really interesting to see when global warming gels as a political issue. On the one hand, the evidence is overwhelming. On the other hand, so is the value of denial.