-- by Horatio Algeranon
We're self-named "Homo sapiens",
With very little proof.
And "Homo procrastinatiens"
Is closer to the truth.
You could almost think of the sea ice as being like a house being eaten away by termites. Year after year pieces of the house are falling off but then one day a big storm blows through and takes down half the building. It’s still the termites causing the damage, the storm merely hastened the collapse. To say the storm caused the collapse means you’re just avoiding the obviousness of the termite problem.