Freshly Exhumed writes: Drawing on new data released Wednesday by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) that the Arctic ice pack has melted to an all time low (video), NASA climate scientist James Hansen has declared the current reality a "planetary emergency". As pointed out by Prof. David Barber from the University of Manitoba, 'The thaw this year broke all the records that we had previous to this and it didn’t just break them, it smashed them.' So, not sure why your mainstream press isn't covering this story? 'It's hard for the public to realize,' Hansen said, 'because they stick their head out the window and don't see much going on.' Thankfully some people are noticing, as Bill McKibben’s recent Rolling Stone article, Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math has gone viral.