Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Row Bust

There is a report from the UK that the melting of the arctic is not as bad as previously thought.

The extent of Arctic sea ice has been decreasing since the late 1970s. In 2007 it decreased dramatically in a single year, reaching an all-time low. At the time it was widely reported that this was caused by man-made climate change and that the rate of decline of summer sea ice was increasing.

Modelling of Arctic sea ice by the Met Office Hadley Centre climate model shows that ice invariably recovers from extreme events, and that the long-term trend of reduction is robust — with the first ice-free summer expected to occur between 2060 and 2080. It is unlikely that the Arctic will experience ice-free summers by 2020.
Well that is a relief.

Of course that leaves out the true meaning of row bust.

A scantily clad model in a boat with oars.

Technically the lady in question is rowing a shell not a more pedestrian row boat. But what the hey. She is cute and she has her hands on the oars. I would classify the picture as barely safe for work. YMMV.

H/T Watts Up With That

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