Arctic Ice May Be Gone By 2015

A picture of the ice melting in Antarctica

Polar ice melting is contributing to rapidly rising sea levels and drastic climate change.

Scientists believe that the Arctic sea ice will completely vanish as early as 2015, drastically changing “life as we know it” and forcing endangered Arctic animals to migrate or become extinct.

Economists are worried that the rapidly melting Arctic is an “economic time bomb” that will cost the world at least $60 trillion. The world’s economists have already started to calculate the “financial consequences” of today’s fastest changing climates.

These are two very different views on this MAJOR Earth change.

Sad Or Mad?

A green dollar sign with a leaf on its top.

There is no reason why the melting Arctic ice should cost humanity $60 trillion if we leave its resources alone and start using natural alternative energy.

The changing Arctic frontier makes me sad for the animals living there because humans have trapped them within this area; we have developed into the Arctic as far as we can go. There is no where for these Arctic inhabitants to migrate into our human developed spaces.

The way humans have treated this frozen “wildlife preserve” makes me mad because we have mismanaged the Arctic and placed a price-tag on its resourcesmerely waiting for the time when we can extract them for profit.

Until now, the loss of Arctic sea ice has been seen as economically beneficial to human gluttony and manufactured greed because the melting ice opens up more shipping channels and oil and gas drilling potentials. Influential decision-makers only care about the Arctic because they estimate this region contains 30 percent of the world’s undiscovered gas and 13 percent of its undiscovered oil.

There’s no mention from the economists of the endangered animals that have been living there before humans existed. What do they plan to do with them – just put them in a zoo?

Plans For Our Future

Bottom-line, we need to leave the Arctic regions alone. Give them back to Nature, and let the Earth cycle into the next climate change. Actually, this is what will happen at the end of the day, anyway. Humans will learn, one way or another, that this planet, our solar system, and the cosmos are evolving in ways we, humans, will never be able to predict or control.

Let’s turn our energy consumption toward using alternative forms of natural energy, like geothermal, solar, and recycled biofuel. The melting of the polar ice is NOT an “economic time bomb” that will cost the world at least $60 trillion.

Alternative Fuels

If we take the price tag off the Earth’s natural resources, and take them out of the hands of the few that harvest and market them, we will discover that ALL animals can live on the Earth comfortably and affordably. And we don’t have to threaten the lives of any living thing on this vast, magnificent planet.

Leaving the Arctic alone will NOT cost the world $60 trillion – it’s just a handful of greedy harvesters and marketers who stand to lose their money.