Fancy a Trip to Antarctica for Spring Break

From CNN

While Phoenix was experiencing a cold weather front with temperatures coming close to freezing a week ago, parts of Antarctica (the South Pole) had a higher warming trend,  approaching 70 degrees in the same period.

During this high temperature, an iceberg roughly the size of the city of Atlanta or the small nation of Malta has broken off from the southern polar ice cap.

The effect is also most pronounced on the portion of Anaratctica closet to Argentina where a research base from that nation recently took a video showing the surrounding area virtually without any traces of ice.

According to the World Meteorological Organization, the amount of lost ice has “increased six-fold” from 1979 to 2017.

High Temperatures like these, which historically used to occur every millennium, then a century apart are now happening once a decade.

Before long, Antarctica may become more of a spring break tourist attraction than Lake Havasu and Rocky Point.

These climate-changing events, taken with the melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Alps along with the recent wildfires in California, Australia, and the Amazon Rain Forest should only intensify the urgency to combat human-made pollution activity and seek ways to prevent future decay of the planet’s environmental and ecological systems.

Public Servants do not have the luxury of denying this anymore.

Science has said there is a clear and present danger to the only planet we live on.

There is no Planet B.

The time to act is now.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.