01 Aug '12, 2pm

97% of Greenland’s ice sheet surface melted over one week in July. This means big oil dollar signs for some.

97% of Greenland’s ice sheet surface melted over one week in July. This means big oil dollar signs for some.

Ice in Greenland. See it while you can! (Photo by christine zenino .) Everyone got pretty freaked out last month when we learned that 97 percent of Greenland’s ice sheet surface melted over the course of a week in July. Well, almost everyone. Some people saw dollar signs. Literally, like in the cartoons. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: There’s no stronger indictment of modern civilization than that one of the first topics of conversation after learning that climate change is melting ice is how quickly we can extract the climate-change-inducing resources that were trapped under all of that ice. If time travel existed, I suspect we’d see time travelers armed with future-laser-weapons ringing Greenland, politely suggesting that ravenous prospectors turn their ships around. (Not to mention a visitor or two to Titusville, Penn., circa 1859 .) But time travel doesn’...

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