While I called "bull" on sensationist reports like this one from earlier in the year (admittedly before I had a blog or a website), it's not as though the threat of global warming is going anywhere. I'll tackle the issue in greater detail at some point.
But is this report is a little sobering regarding the extent of polar ice melting (the "death spiral" is a little heavy-handed). Get out the boat, people! It's time circle 'round the North Pole. Unfortunately, it may not be for the last time. Ice melts every summer in the North Pole. That's what happens when the sun doesn't set for weeks at a time. But this... not so much. This is something different and something worth noting. So long as the Earth doesn't go all Waterworld on us, I'll be happy.