First post of 2009 and not good news. Since the Arctic will be ice-free in the summer very soon now, polar bears are having a rough time according to New Scientist, with their feeding grounds and prey dwindling. People laugh at the image of the polar bear and climate change, but it shows how quickly these changes occur. How long will it be before the Gulf Stream ceases and plunges northern Europe into an ice age? We won´t be laughing then.