remember, tuesday is soylent green day (how soon is now? edition)
Where's the tipping point? Well, it took forever to get the word out about Soylent Green! And it's made of people!
Rising temperatures fueled by global warming are causing forests of spruce trees to invade Arctic tundra faster than scientists originally thought, evicting and endangering the species that dwell there and only there, a new study concludes.
Tundra is land area where tree growth is inhibited by low temperatures and a short growing season. In the Arctic, the tundra is dominated by permafrost, a layer of permanently frozen subsoil.
The only vegetation that can grow in such conditions are grasses, mosses and lichens. Forests of spruce trees and shrubs neighbor these tundra areas, and the boundary where they meet is called the treeline.
How many times before that phrase - "faster than scientists originally thought" - will actually horrify an elected official? How about the electorate?