This week it was announced that Greenland's icecape is melting like the bejesus.
That continent-sized island may soon be green in appearance, as well as in name.
The amount of water sitting on top of it , if it leaps into the water and melts will do two things very quickly : raise ocean water levels worldwide and leave a huge hunk of land that now absorbs sunlight rather than reflect it.
This land warming will couple to the atmosphere instantly and will greatly strengthen our weather's energy reserves --- our deadly weather bombs will move from the A-bomb to the H-bomb variety.
I may soon have to move inland and upcountry quicker than I had expected.
Sea levels don't need to rise much higher before where I live (coastal Nova Scotia) will only houses lobsters and clams, rather than earthlings and SkyGods.
I don't know what The SkyGods Of The Universe, perched in their eeries, high up in the glass and concrete towers of Wall Street and Threadneedle Street, are making of all this.
That is assuming that these latter-day Harry Limes even care what is happening to the "dots" (earthlings), way down at sea level aka ground zero.
I am sure that their astro-turfing think tankers don't care.
I gather most deniers - at least in America and probably in Australia as well - don't live by the coast but in the high interior.
Republicans and Australia's Libertarian party both speak of the outback as their heartland for voters.
So today Libertarians and Republicans will continue to deny that the world is getting hotter, from among the hottest hellholes on earth - while watching their crops fry......