its real simple and depending on which scientific studies you believe as disscussed in other threads makes no big difference, global warming or not. the bottom line is yes the ice around the world is melting because of to much energy. the type of energy can be argued around in circles but we know where all this extra energy is going - the ice. it has to go somewhere. so the problem becomes when the ice is gone there is going to be nothing to cool the earth down. it would seem that everything would die from a tinder box effect. maybe mother nature has another idea in mind not to die but thats a risky bet looking at other planets like mars. with all these studies being done to me the most logical still is harmful radiation from the sun and a depleated ozone layer which is not blocking out these rays caused by todays magical word "pollution"