We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Over the last 10,000 years, global warming kept melting some of the ice, and it ran off to the sea as water. The melting process soaked up heat from the ice that remained, resulting in the overall decrease in temperature of the remaining ice over the 10,000 year period. Please stop trying to confuse us with facts.