Today, 02:09 AM
Global warming is mainly caused by north pole icecap melting, this is nothing new, climate changes..
The white ice reflects energy back to space, they act as reflective thermal blankets, lowering temperatures.
As the icecaps melt it decreases the amount of white surface area, and thus lowers the amount of energy reflected.
The melt that water is then added to ocean, which traps heat and doesn't reflect it.
So you end up with a self feeding cycle that will warm the planet.
In the end, even if the temps warmed enough to melt all of the icecaps, the planet will eventually stabilize itself at a higher temperature.
The planet will be fine, the people living in coastal areas and river plains will be fucked.
To that I say oh fucking well, don't live there, we know that climates change from historical records...
How many "sunken cities" and glacial ice damn flows do we have to discover to show that is a bad idea to live in those areas..