WASHINGTON - "Scientists say changes in the earth's climate from human influences are occurring particularly intensely in the Arctic region, evidenced by widespread melting of glaciers, thinning sea ice and rising permafrost temperatures."
... "Pointing to the report as a clear signal that global warming is real, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., said Monday the "dire consequences" of warming in the Arctic underscore the need for their proposal to require U.S. cuts in emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases. President Bush has rejected that approach."
Warming at twice the speed as the rest of the world; ocean levels rising up to three feet in the next 100 years; temperatures rising 13 degrees. But who cares, our air-conditioned SUVs will be able to drive underwater by then!
And sure, those Inuit people will all die, as will the bears, seals, fish, etc., but we'll have more accessible trade routes! Not that we need to worry, of course: despite this 1200-page report, global warming is still a conspiracy theory of the left.