WASHINGTON – In a depressed economic recovery, scientists continue to harp on the idea that global warming is an important problem that needs addressing. The extensive funding and programs they seek most likely will go unnoticed and unfunded until the economies of the world recover.

In Antarctica, increasing expanses of ice actually can hint at global warming effects, say scientists. In reverse logic, scientists contest that the South Pole has been gaining water and more ice as the North Pole loses both. The biggest loss of Arctic sea ice on record was followed by a record 7.51 million square miles of Antarctic sea ice. This is Antarctica, the polar opposite of the Arctic.

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