Yanis Varoufakis | Green New Deal for Europe
Comment: 7 days ago
About 10% of the Earth is covered in ice. Apparently, that is still defined as within an ice age. It's just a mild part of an ice age. It's a bit like having a warm day in winter - it's still winter according to how we define winter.
About 400 billion tons of ice per year has been lost since 1941.
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