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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Here’s one of the most important stories of our time, but perhaps you shouldn’t read it
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 22, 2013 3:05 p.m.





If this upsets you, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Here’s the deal:

The melting of arctic sea ice is happening much faster than previously suspected. The term “death spiral” has been applied to the situation.

Why should you care? HERE‘s why:

This should be the story of the day, week, month, year, and decade. As NERC [the Natural Environmental Research Council] notes, sea ice volume is “a much more accurate indicator of the changes taking place in the Arctic.”

Many experts now say that if recent volume trends continue we will see a “near ice-free Arctic in summer” ...

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