Skip to comments.5-mile-long landslide in Alaska national park; warming eyed as possible culprit
Posted on 07/13/2012 3:31:34 PM PDT by Sawdring
A massive landslide sent tons of rock and debris tumbling more than five miles down a glacier in Alaska, the National Park Service reported in an event that could be yet another sign of a warming world.
ocated in a remote area of Glacier Bay National Park, the slide was so big it registered on earthquake monitors as a magnitude 3.4 event.
Officials noticed the monitor blip on June 11 but it wasn't until July 2 that a pilot passing over the site took photos that showed just how large it was, Glacier Bay National Park announced on its Facebook page.
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Warming?? I blame gravity. Curse you gravity to causing landslides and saggy boobs and making jumping off buildings hurt.
Funny thing is, it doesn’t appear to be ice. Looks to me like part of the peak broke away in a natural process called erosion.
The sciency folks might want to study up on it.
Get with the program bub. That’s MAN MADE gravity!
Oh for crying out loud.
Brilliant conclusion, we all know there's never been another occurence like this over the eons...../sarc
Okay, but are you sure this isn’t MAN MADE erosion.
I mean, come on folks. Don’t you care about the plant?
(...the National Park Service reported in an event that could be yet another sign of a warming world.)
I love the word “could”. How about: ...an event that could be yet another sign: of the end of the world; that God is angry; that Mother Nature is angry; that it’s Bush’s fault; that it’s Obama’s fault. In summary, it’s another sign of just about anything! See how easy it is to be a journalist? ...and all because of the word “could”!
>>Thats MAN MADE gravity!
Yeah. Man-made gravity, caused by all the stuff we make that is adding to the mass of the Earth! According to a Huffington Post story, 99% of all scientists agree! And if you don’t believe it, you hate puppies!
The first time in history part of a mountain has fallen downhill.
In 1958 the largest wave ever recorded was triggered by a huge landslide in the same region. Back in the 80’s I knew the guy who ended up owning one of the boats that survived.
I'd add that the ignorance is largely due to the political agendas of the current education establishment and the media. They jointly conspire to downplay any troublesome realities that stand in the way of their imagined Marxist Utopia.
What goes up, must come down. Since when does AGW have any effect on natural rock. When it’s interpreted by the socialist frauds at MSNBC
Minorities and children affected the most.
Federal Government: “Global Warming Deniers possibly liable for damages”
Rush had a kiddie caller today who said his class had an anti coal speaker to manipulate the kids away from the evils of coal.
And we all know that the “warming” is why we call it summer.
Thanks to fracking and cheap natural gas, power producers have already made a big switch away from coal.
Global warming is the cause of every undesirable event in the universe. Much of your money is needed to fight it.
When I was a kid, we had speakers from Dow Chemical come in to encourage us toward the sciences. Now speakers in classrooms are encouraging kids toward the bronze age.
Yeah, this is why I wish Free Republic had a “Like” button
Most Americans, including many conservatives unfortunately, know nothing about science at all.
No mention of what the temperatures are/were/change amount.
Where are you guys that always post “Bush’s fault” on stories like this one? Need my chuckles....
making jumping off buildings hurt.
Now you know perfectly well that jumping OFF
a building doesn’t hurt at all.
Landing, that’s different.
MAN-MADE gravity, mostly due to transfer of large amounts of material from China to US:
Top US Imports from China, 2011 ($ billion)
HTS# Commodity description Volume
85 Electrical machinery and equipment 98.7
84 Power generation equipment 94.9
95 Toys, games, and sports equipment 22.6
94 Furniture 20.5
64 Footwear and parts thereof 16.7
61 Apparel, knitted or crocheted 15.1
62 Apparel, not knitted or crocheted 15.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10.9
73 Iron, steel 8.6
87 Vehicles, excluding rail 8.1
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I blame them.
I can see both of you have given this some thought! ;^)
I think it would be a hoot to start a lampoon organization that pushed the gravity of Man-Made gravitational problems.
My guess is if the MSM thought the Left was behind it, they’d follow along in short order.
If anything changes, it’s man’s fault. If nothing changes, you’re in an alternate universe called Leftist Paradise where comfort, the status quo, mediocrity and fantasy have equal shares, like swimming forever in an endless pool of body-temperature water.
OMG - this ties in perfectly with Moochelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign.
It does when it gets warm enough to melt the rock.
Aliens from outer space are testing their weapons in our atmosphere before they begin their main attack. Nothing to worry about.
We can all feel much better, if we just lived in a make believe world. Check out the response in that thread for how they are just flat out distorting reality now. Not my response. Just interesting.
This might be the landslide victory Algore’s been waiting for.