This is a seperate thread with reference to a comment from Rick D in the Ari for president thread. Below is a link to the National Snow and Ice Center in Amercia that records summer ice levels in the Arctic. It's pretty clear from this information that the pace of metling in the north polar region has reversed in the last two years. 2009 was up over 900000 square km on 2007 and 2008 was up 500000 square km on the 2007 record low. It would seem that scientist do not consider this 2 year reverse of trend to be a sign that Ice melt has bottomed out. http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ It's interesting that this second increase in summer ice has gone virtually un-reported. Whichever side of the enviromental debate you are on the more information in the public domain enables more people to have an informed opinion.