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ABC, CBS, and NBC Freak Out Over Melting Antarctic Ice
NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer |

Posted on 05/13/2014 3:10:51 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

On Monday, May 12, all three network evening newscasts hyped the dire consequences of a new NASA study which show that “large parts of the western Antarctica ice sheet appears to have collapsed.”

ABC, CBS, and NBC hyperventilated over the report, and warned of rising sea levels in the immediate future. CBS News’ Elaine Quijano warned “A 10-foot rise in sea level would submerge tunnels and subways here in Manhattan and parts of Queens and Brooklyn. But, Scott, it would also put the entire city of Miami Beach and much of South Florida underwater.”

NBC Nightly News and ABC World News offered news briefs while the CBS Evening News provided a 1 minute and 37 second report. NBC’s Brian Williams fretted that “Scientists say further degradation is almost certainly unstoppable. They say global warming is accelerating the pace of disintegration.”

ABC’s Diane Sawyer struck a similar tone:

"An alert about falling ice in the western part of Antarctica. They say 40 years of data showed the glaciers are melting so fast, it is now unstoppable. They project the global sea level will rise three feet or more by the year 2100 and low coastal areas like much of Florida will be the hardest hit."

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1 posted on 05/13/2014 3:10:51 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Networks seized on an hysterical story in The Guardian. Anthony Watts explains why this is hype:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/05/12/the-guardians-suzanne-goldenberg-jumps-the-shark-again-gets-called-out-by-nyt/


2 posted on 05/13/2014 3:11:22 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

who knew it was 75 degrees in the antarctic?


3 posted on 05/13/2014 3:12:03 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Brad from Tennessee

4 posted on 05/13/2014 3:13:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

But killing millions of babies doesn’t bother them.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 3:13:55 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Brad from Tennessee

oh, no, we’re all gonna die.

light hair on fire, run about, shriek and shout, until some lout - comes along and knocks us out.

Some 95% of all the personal woe in this world is self-induced.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 3:15:59 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The original article says not much will happen for 86 years, and after that the rest will happen somewhere between 200 and 900 years.

They call the part that might take 900 years the accelerated part.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 3:16:51 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Brad from Tennessee

There was an article here last night in which the “scientists” said it’s too late to do anything about it. I recommend that the idiots working for ABC, NBC and SeeBS in New Yawk get themselves some hip boots.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 3:17:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I predict Dutch technology being profitable in future then.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 3:19:09 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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10 posted on 05/13/2014 3:19:52 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

As one Website states...Klimate Klux Klan global warming profiteers depend on the ignorance of their audience. It allows politicians to tax, spend and assert more control. Look up the word fascism if you get labeled a ‘denier’

11 posted on 05/13/2014 3:20:58 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Here’s some data on the average temperatures in Antarctica:

http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/antarctica%20environment/climate_graph/vostok_south_pole_mcmurdo.htm

Most times of the year...stays at or well below freezing most of the year.

I don’t think that ice will melt anytime soon.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 3:23:10 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

they are dutifully performing their virtual state media role and line of march


13 posted on 05/13/2014 3:23:57 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They were peddling the same sack of s**t 40 years ago, except that the coastlines would move inward by the end of century (2000).


14 posted on 05/13/2014 3:25:29 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: trisham

How come in the 15 plus years these wackos have been decrying that global warming will kill us all, no one has asked a simple question.

“what is your proposal to fix it and what happens if you create global cooling as the result? “


15 posted on 05/13/2014 3:26:59 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: alloysteel
Just for you... :)

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16 posted on 05/13/2014 3:28:58 PM PDT by Fedupwithit (It's far past time to make people start living with their idiotic decisions.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

We almost lost Wayne, NJ in 2006.

This NBC video shows the devastating flood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8slEPV9LyS0

[Even Perky Katie and Matt L were laughing at the reporterette.]


17 posted on 05/13/2014 3:29:09 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Networks seized on an hysterical story in The Guardian. Anthony Watts explains why this is hype:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/05/12/the-guardians-suzanne-goldenberg-jumps-the-shark-again-gets-called-out-by-nyt/

FR comments and link to the story:

Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg jumps the shark again – gets called out by NYT (Antarctic "collapse")

18 posted on 05/13/2014 3:29:43 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I doubt any of them bother to mention that the melting has no connection to what is referred to as the global warming phenomenon, caused by human activity. They either lie outright, and associate the melting with global warming; or they have a global warming story in close proximity and let the viewer draw his own false connection between the two stories.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 3:29:55 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Brad from Tennessee

NY and Miami underwater. What’s the down side in this article?


20 posted on 05/13/2014 3:31:35 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: TomGuy

Hey TG! Thanks for that. I’ve been looking for that clip! Thanks again.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 3:32:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’m glad to hear that it’s too late to do anything about it. Now we can cancel all the government expansion that was going to be part of the phony solution.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 3:32:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

In a month or so it will be winter down there and the ice will begin to freeze again...

Bunch of morons...


23 posted on 05/13/2014 3:33:18 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Remember when Paul Erlich and these SAME assholes were going to dump carbon, soot and sand on the Antarctic to stave off the next Ice Age? They found out they have more money to be made for Climate Warming/ Change/ Disruption/. See the book Ecoscam.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 3:33:25 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Gee global warming hypocrite Al Gore better start moving the furniture from his seaside mansion in California least it get wet from rising sea levels.


25 posted on 05/13/2014 3:33:54 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Brad from Tennessee
When the Beautiful People stop buying oceanfront property on Martha's Vineyard,Cape Cod and Malibu I'll believe it.Until then it's just an ongoing attempt by algore to increase his net worth.
26 posted on 05/13/2014 3:34:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They say global warming is accelerating the pace of disintegration

um... global warming stopped nearly 15 years ago.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 3:36:24 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

They have a vocabulary to fit any scenario.

For flooding in some areas and droughts in other areas, they blame El Niño.

For droughts in some areas and flooding in other areas, they blame La Niña.

Somehow, they will manage to insert ‘vortex’ in future reporting.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 3:37:08 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ViLaLuz
NY and Miami underwater. What’s the down side in this article?

On Fox Business' Varney&Co the other day, Stu Varney had the CEO of Lumber Liquidators decrying the global climate ?change? for flooding in Miami. Left unmentioned by him is the alternate, more local and logical explanation (Occam's Razor) of draining of the aquifer resulting in land subsidence.

29 posted on 05/13/2014 3:43:38 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

30 posted on 05/13/2014 3:46:11 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Alarmists. I guess the fact that Antarctic ice hit an all time high in September means nothing to them.


31 posted on 05/13/2014 3:48:06 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

10 foot rise in the seas?
Is there anybody who can calculate how big a volume of ice/snow/glacier would have to melt to raise the oceans 10 feet? They reduce in volume by a large percent.
The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface.
Who can calculate it?


32 posted on 05/13/2014 3:49:25 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

and yet, the east ice is increasing:

Widespread Persistent Thickening of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet by Freezing from the Base

https://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6024/1592

and then there’s the wind:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/09/18/claim-winds-blamed-for-antarctic-sea-ice-approaching-record-high/

and, going back 12 years, it could be just a case of the “ice stream” which fluctuates:

The scientists said Antarctica is the only continent that is cooling. They can not say why.

In their paper, Joughin and Tulaczyk suggest the West Antarctic ice streams may be undergoing the same transition from shrinking to growing that appears to have occurred on a neighboring stream 150 years ago.

The results, they add, suggest a reduced possibility of the feared massive collapse of the ice field.

“Perhaps, after 10,000 years of retreat from the ice-age maximum, researchers turned on their instruments just in time to catch the stabilization or re-advance of the ice sheet,” Richard B. Alley of Pennsylvania State University, wrote in a commentary accompanying the Science paper.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/science/cold-science/2002-01-18-wais-thicker.htm


33 posted on 05/13/2014 3:52:24 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It’s only been a mention in the news for, oh maybe, four years, now?


34 posted on 05/13/2014 4:06:08 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Brad from Tennessee

See, the problem is, all the coastal cities are heavily implanted with Democrat voters.

If those cities are ruined...!!!


35 posted on 05/13/2014 4:06:42 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Gay State Conservative

All that is certain is that governments will steal your savings long before you need a boat.


36 posted on 05/13/2014 4:14:30 PM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The hypothesis is bunk, unprovable and quite impossible.
37 posted on 05/13/2014 4:14:35 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: I want the USA back

Melting Ice does not make the volume increase!

Try this, Place a pitcher of ice water on the table with the ice floating on the surface the the water to the brim and let it melt.

The floating ice exactly displaces the amount of water equal in weight to that of the ice. As the ice melts, its water replaces the exact same volume as the part that is underwater when it’s floating.

Ice is less dense than water so when it melts it will result in a steady or lower water level not increase it.

These charlatans are preying on the public’s ignorance.


38 posted on 05/13/2014 4:15:25 PM PDT by boilerfan (Hoosier born, Boilermaker educated!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Seems to me the press should be a little more concerned about threats closer to home.... like... the Yellowstone supervolcano, and the fact that the government is withholding valuable information that could save thousands of lives.
If there is any truth to the rumors that our government has reached “refugee” arrangements with OTHER COUNTRIES to house Americans in case of an eruption, I would submit that the press is again FAILING to do their job.


39 posted on 05/13/2014 4:16:24 PM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Claim That Sea Level Is Rising Is a Total Fraud

Sea levels began to rise 18k years ago at the end of the last glacial period. They have risen about 135 meters since then which is an average of 7.5 millimeters per year. That is an average of 750 mm per century (29.5 inches) which is far more than the average over the last century.

From 1880 to 2000 sea level rose about 20 cm or just under 8 inches. Far far less than the nearly 30 inches per century average over the last 18,000 years.


40 posted on 05/13/2014 4:31:15 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: boilerfan
Melting Ice does not make the volume increase!

It does if it is sitting on land when it melts. The real point is, this alarm is over an unlikely event as far as 1000 years in the future. What a crisis.

41 posted on 05/13/2014 4:36:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The good news is that with enough melting and sea rise, the ABC studios will be submerged.


42 posted on 05/13/2014 5:15:29 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
ABC, CBS, and NBC Freak Out Over Melting Antarctic Ice

That could upset all 5 of their viewers...

43 posted on 05/13/2014 5:21:38 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: QT3.14

Voltaire. Wow!! So impeccably true and concise to boot.

Thanks.


44 posted on 05/13/2014 5:21:54 PM PDT by Holdem Or Foldem (Life isn't fair, so wear a cup.)
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45 posted on 05/13/2014 7:56:36 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
But killing millions of babies doesn’t bother them.

Just can't figure out a tax angle yet.

46 posted on 05/13/2014 8:14:18 PM PDT by alrea (So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. T. S. Eliot)
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To: boilerfan

This applies to ice that is floating freely in the ocean, or an ice cube in a glass. The ice shelf is, or part of them are, but the glaciers that feed into the ice shelf are not. These are flowing off the land and into the sea. So, depending on a lot of other factors, they might add to sea rise.

One factor is the water cycle. If we experience global warming, more water becomes vapor and may wind up as snow on the Antarctic, or rain over Africa. Lets hope for warming!


47 posted on 05/13/2014 8:29:55 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

Sounds like global warming will create more arable land for growing crops.


48 posted on 05/13/2014 8:33:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Because it was proclaimed by an electrical engineer?


49 posted on 05/13/2014 8:40:55 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Buried below the headline in the article, there is agreement with Revkin:

But the researchers said that even though such a rise could not be stopped, it is still several centuries off, and potentially up to 1,000 years away.

A thousand years... OMG it's like tomorrow... /s

50 posted on 05/13/2014 8:44:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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