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Bush kept evidence of climate change secret

Hi res images show loss of polar ice from 2006 to 2007

Hi res images show loss of polar ice from 2006 to 2007

The damage done by Bush in so many areas can never be totally undone. Thousands have died in the US, a million or more in Iraq, while he play-acted at being actor Ronald Reagan. His worst malfeasance may turn out to be obfuscating global warming/climate change.

Graphic images that reveal the devastating impact of global warming in the Arctic have been released by the US military. The photographs, taken by spy satellites over the past decade, confirm that in recent years vast areas in high latitudes have lost their ice cover in summer months.

The pictures, kept secret by Washington during the presidency of George W Bush, were declassified by the White House last week. President Barack Obama is currently trying to galvanise Congress and the American public to take action to halt catastrophic climate change caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

One particularly striking set of images – selected from the 1,000 photographs released – includes views of the Alaskan port of Barrow. One, taken in July 2006, shows sea ice still nestling close to the shore. A second image shows that by the following July the coastal waters were entirely ice-free.


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