GLENN: Oh, yeah, dog. We're getting down with science. Here it is. This could be one of my favorite headlines of all time from the interesting world of science! Team battles Arctic winter to measure melting ice caps. I mean, is it just me or does that sum up the problems there that us skeptics have with the whole global warming thing? Three British explorers are risking their lives in subzero temperatures to measure the melting Arctic icecap. I don't think I'd really be risking my life on that one, you know, saving the world from global warming in subzero temperatures but maybe that's just me. It's extremely difficult to live out here. It's very, very, very easy to get cold injuries in seconds, says Martin Hartley, team photographer and filmmaker. Oh, great. There's going to be a movie about the guys freezing to death to help stop the ice from melting. I wonder if they will have one of those fancy hockey stick charts. The team has been bracing temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees, spending their nights sleeping in tents and their days trudging across the shifting barren polar expanse. "The other day we had to move the tent first thing in the morning because where we camped, the sheet of ice was breaking up into dozens of pieces because of a tidal swell or wind in the on the grounds," Hartley said. Oh, boy, better hurry before that ice melts. Sounds like it's getting toasty up there, hmmm? All that Arctic ice could vanish within our lifetime, warns climate scientists, who predict that the Arctic sea ice in the summer season could be gone between 2013 and 2040. Wow. That's pretty serious, huh? I mean, they've got it nailed down. All of the ice will be gone anytime starting in, like, three years, four years, you know, up to like 27 years from now. Either the next election Santa will be drowning or in 30 years, but definitely within that 27-year time span. I'm glad scientists have been sounding alarm bell on this one because being a simpleton, hanging onto my boom stick and my sky god, I would have never guessed now was the time to start risking our lives in freezing cold to save all that melting ice.
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