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Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
05-19-2016, 09:08 AM
https://www.yahoo.com/news/sleeping-giant-glacier-may-lift-seas-two-metres-231721809.html?nhp=1


'Sleeping giant' glacier may lift seas two metres: study
[AFP]
Marlowe Hood
May 18, 2016


Paris (AFP) - A rapidly melting glacier atop East Antarctica is on track to lift oceans at least two metres, and could soon pass a "tipping point" of no return, researchers said Wednesday.

To date, scientists have mostly worried about the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets as dangerous drivers of sea level rise.

But the new study, following up on earlier work by the same team, has identified a third major threat to hundreds of millions of people living in coastal areas around the world.

"I predict that before the end of the century the great global cities of our planet near the sea will have two- or three-metre (6.5 - 10 feet) high sea defences all around them," said Martin Siegert, co-director of the Grantham Institute and Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, and the study's senior author.

From the air, the contours of Totten Glacier -- roughly the size of France -- are invisible because the entire Antarctic continent is covered by a seamless, kilometres-thick blanket of snow and ice.

Geologically, however, it is a distinct -- and volatile -- beast.

- Disintegration accelerating -

Last year, Siegert and colleagues revealed that the underbelly of the glacier -- most of which sits below sea level -- is being eroded by warm, salty sea water flowing hundreds of kilometres inland after passing through underwater "gateways".

As it does, the portion of the glacier resting on water rather than rock increases, accelerating the pace of disintegration.

The new study, published in Nature, used satellite data to map the hidden geological contours of the region.

The researchers found evidence that Totten similarly melted during an earlier period of natural global warming a few million years ago -- a possible dress rehearsal for what is happening today.

"During the Pliocene epoch, temperatures were two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than they are right now, and CO2 levels in the atmosphere were 400 ppm," or parts per million, Siegert said.

Sea levels during the Pliocene peaked at levels more than 20 metres (65 feet) higher than today.

"We are at 400 ppm right now, and if we do nothing about climate change we're going to get 2C more warming too," he added.

- Critical threshold -

Indeed, even when pledges by 195 nations to cut greenhouse gases -- submitted ahead of the landmark Paris Agreement last December -- are taken into account, temperatures are still set to increase an additional two degrees, The United Nations has said.

Other scientists not involved in the research said its findings should be a wakeup call.

"Totten Glacier is a slumbering giant," said Andy Shepherd, Director of the NERC Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds in England.

The "strong evidence" that the glacier has been unstable in the past, coupled with signs that it is melting now, are "a clear warning that changes mig

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The researchers found evidence that Totten similarly melted during an earlier period of natural global warming a few million years ago -- a possible dress rehearsal for what is happening today.
^^^^^^^^^^ Here the morons admit to natural global warming when no man caused case could be made, yet refuse to admit to any such possibility now!

EVERY SO-CALLED SCIENTIST SIGNED ON TO THIS HOAX SHOULD BE KICKED RIGHT IN THE ASS TWICE A DAY FOR A WEEK IMHO.-TYR

darin
05-19-2016, 09:22 AM
Forgot the link, bro :)

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
05-19-2016, 09:30 AM
Forgot the link, bro :)

Now added. Thanks, this week has been a killer to me on stress and being busy.
Will try my best to start adding the link first..-Tyr

pete311
05-19-2016, 09:56 AM
^^^^^^^^^^ Here the morons admit to natural global warming when no man caused case could be made, yet refuse to admit to any such possibility now!


It was possible until finding the evidence points to man's influence. The climate has changed many times in the past before man's existence. Those conditions and factors are not present. Your "gotcha" is incredibly elementary.

jimnyc
05-19-2016, 10:07 AM
I remember them making the same claims well over a decade ago, that they were all melting at rapidly paces and would eventually be gone, nowhere for animals and such....

Isn't happening, hasn't happened.

NightTrain
05-19-2016, 10:40 AM
It was possible until finding the evidence points to man's influence. The climate has changed many times in the past before man's existence. Those conditions and factors are not present. Your "gotcha" is incredibly elementary.


Think so?

What is different now with regard to our orbit around the Sun and the energy it is emitting?

Are you back to claiming that mankind is responsible for global warming again?

pete311
05-19-2016, 11:16 AM
Think so?

What is different now with regard to our orbit around the Sun and the energy it is emitting?

Are you back to claiming that mankind is responsible for global warming again?

If you really are curious, ask a climatologist, not a random internet user. That is how you get real information.

pete311
05-19-2016, 11:21 AM
I remember them making the same claims well over a decade ago, that they were all melting at rapidly paces and would eventually be gone, nowhere for animals and such....

Isn't happening, hasn't happened.

This prediction is for the end of the century. Nowhere for animals? What?

It won't happen with a flood, but little by little. Like the frog in the kettle.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/10/five-pacific-islands-lost-rising-seas-climate-change

Black Diamond
05-19-2016, 11:23 AM
ISIS could have a nuclear weapon by the end of the century

NightTrain
05-19-2016, 11:26 AM
If you really are curious, ask a climatologist, not a random internet user. That is how you get real information.


You make bold statements asserting an "elementary" understanding by someone else, and then claim you know nothing to back it up?


Mighty lame, Petey. Your cup of weaksauce runneth over.

pete311
05-19-2016, 12:34 PM
You make bold statements asserting an "elementary" understanding by someone else, and then claim you know nothing to back it up?


Mighty lame, Petey. Your cup of weaksauce runneth over.

Your question is not as elementary.

DLT
05-19-2016, 05:30 PM
'Sleeping giant' glacier may lift seas two metres: study
[AFP]
Marlowe Hood
May 18, 2016








^^^^^^^^^^ Here the morons admit to natural global warming when no man caused case could be made, yet refuse to admit to any such possibility now!

EVERY SO-CALLED SCIENTIST SIGNED ON TO THIS HOAX SHOULD BE KICKED RIGHT IN THE ASS TWICE A DAY FOR A WEEK IMHO.-TYR

They have an agenda. They are beholden to 'big government' for those nice, fat government grants which sub as their salaries. Naturally they are going to tow the commie party line of BS = globull warming. They have a vested 'self' interest in doing so. Too bad most Americans have now been dumbed down to the point that they're buying into all of the globull warming BS/hype (my liberal stepson included).

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
05-19-2016, 05:40 PM
It was possible until finding the evidence points to man's influence. The climate has changed many times in the past before man's existence. Those conditions and factors are not present. Your "gotcha" is incredibly elementary.

Simple truth= elementary ...
2+2= 4, all day long.

What you did was avoid posting any evidence in refutation AND DIVERT AWAY FROM THE OBVIOUS FACT THAT THESE EGGHEAD , GOVERNMENT BOUGHT SCIENTISTS JUST ADMITTED PREVIOUS GLOBAL WARMING CAME FROM THE SUN.

I rightly pointed out that glaring fly in their scam ointment.

No Hoss, you set up was to insult me as being a simpleton, I bet you a thousand bucks my that = IQ IS GREATER THAN YOURS.

Petey , you will lose when you challenge me to a game involving IQ's, wit and cold hard naked truth= I excel at all three.
A simple fact....
"No brag, just fact" .....(Guns of Will Sonnet)---TYR

darin
05-20-2016, 05:42 AM
People love ways to con others out of money. Used Cars, Fake crisis, religion, "science" funding by business with a stake in the game, Laws, Taxes.

(shrug)

Seriously naive people believe:

Life magically just happened. That magically-evolved-from-no-life life now influences global climate on a scale destined to do damage UNLESS you give rich people and governments MORE of the money you make. Man-made climate change has not happened. No science proves it and only weak science 'suggests' its happening. But godless liberals need SOMETHING to believe in.