Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

5-mile-long landslide in Alaska national park; warming eyed as possible culprit
MSNBC ^ | 7/13/2012 | Miguel Llanos

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alaska; climatechange; globalwarming
So if it would have stayed it would have meant either global equilibrium or global cooling.More pictures here:

Park landslide covers glacier, triggers earthquake monitors

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/07/12/v-gallery/2539823/massive-southeast-landslide-covers.html#storylink=cpy

1 posted on 07/13/2012 3:31:41 PM PDT by Sawdring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

Warming?? I blame gravity. Curse you gravity to causing landslides and saggy boobs and making jumping off buildings hurt.


2 posted on 07/13/2012 3:33:21 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

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.


3 posted on 07/13/2012 3:35:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bryanw92

Get with the program bub. That’s MAN MADE gravity!

Sheesh! ;^)


4 posted on 07/13/2012 3:36:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Bryanw92

Oh for crying out loud.

It’s summer.


5 posted on 07/13/2012 3:36:14 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring
"the National Park Service reported in an event that could be yet another sign of a warming world."

Brilliant conclusion, we all know there's never been another occurence like this over the eons...../sarc

6 posted on 07/13/2012 3:36:49 PM PDT by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Okay, but are you sure this isn’t MAN MADE erosion.

I mean, come on folks. Don’t you care about the plant?

/s


7 posted on 07/13/2012 3:38:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

(...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”!


8 posted on 07/13/2012 3:39:21 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring
What libs believe:

The Earth is the same as it was 65+ million years ago.
Earthquakes have never happened until the 20th century.
Tornados and other storms have always occurred in the midwest US and no where else.
Droughts are a product of the 20th century.
The Earth has never been warmer or colder.
The sea levels have always been the same for 65+ million years.
Taxing the rich and making everyone equal will stop any natural disaster.
9 posted on 07/13/2012 3:39:21 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

10 posted on 07/13/2012 3:43:52 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1269 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

>>That’s 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!


11 posted on 07/13/2012 3:45:37 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

The first time in history part of a mountain has fallen downhill.


12 posted on 07/13/2012 3:46:10 PM PDT by lurk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

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.
http://geology.com/records/biggest-tsunami.shtml


13 posted on 07/13/2012 3:51:07 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dallas59
That pretty well sums it up. Americans are colossally ignorant about geological processes and therefore are easy "marks" for political hustlers like Algore and the AGW bunch. It was the same "warming" that melted the ice dam holding glacial "Lake Missoula" several times at the end of the last Ice Age, unleashing monstrous floods that created the "Scablands" of eastern Washington State. The same scenario with many variations has been repeated endlessly all around the world.

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.

14 posted on 07/13/2012 3:53:31 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: lurk

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


15 posted on 07/13/2012 3:55:07 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

Minorities and children affected the most.

Discrimination suspected.

Federal Government: “Global Warming Deniers possibly liable for damages”


16 posted on 07/13/2012 3:56:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Ayn Rand: "In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bernard Marx

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2906290/posts


17 posted on 07/13/2012 3:56:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

And we all know that the “warming” is why we call it summer.


18 posted on 07/13/2012 4:01:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help reduce voter fraud in America! If you see something, say something!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
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.

Thanks to fracking and cheap natural gas, power producers have already made a big switch away from coal.

19 posted on 07/13/2012 4:12:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: spawn44
When it’s interpreted by the socialist frauds at MSNBC
I thought the MS divorced the NBC???
20 posted on 07/13/2012 4:14:05 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

Global warming is the cause of every undesirable event in the universe. Much of your money is needed to fight it.


21 posted on 07/13/2012 4:14:27 PM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Moonman62

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.


22 posted on 07/13/2012 4:16:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Bryanw92

Yeah, this is why I wish Free Republic had a “Like” button


23 posted on 07/13/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT by MassExodus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Bernard Marx

Most Americans, including many conservatives unfortunately, know nothing about science at all.


24 posted on 07/13/2012 4:33:17 PM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Bryanw92

No mention of what the temperatures are/were/change amount.
INTERESTING!


25 posted on 07/13/2012 4:43:15 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

Where are you guys that always post “Bush’s fault” on stories like this one? Need my chuckles....


26 posted on 07/13/2012 4:45:21 PM PDT by TrueFact
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bryanw92

making jumping off buildings hurt.

Now you know perfectly well that jumping OFF
a building doesn’t hurt at all.

Landing, that’s different.


27 posted on 07/13/2012 4:50:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

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

https://www.uschina.org/statistics/tradetable.html


28 posted on 07/13/2012 4:57:45 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: All


Help End The Obama Era In 2012
Your Monthly and Quarterly Donations
Help Keep FR In the Battle!

Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!


29 posted on 07/13/2012 4:59:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring
warming eyed as possible culprit

I blame them.


30 posted on 07/13/2012 4:59:55 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bryanw92; P.O.E.

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.


31 posted on 07/13/2012 5:04:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

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.


32 posted on 07/13/2012 5:05:31 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne; Bryanw92

OMG - this ties in perfectly with Moochelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign.


33 posted on 07/13/2012 5:19:16 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: spawn44

It does when it gets warm enough to melt the rock.


34 posted on 07/13/2012 5:21:52 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: lurk
The first time in history part of a mountain has fallen downhill

Aliens from outer space are testing their weapons in our atmosphere before they begin their main attack. Nothing to worry about.

35 posted on 07/13/2012 5:24:51 PM PDT by Cementjungle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: P.O.E.

LOL...


36 posted on 07/13/2012 6:39:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring
Back down on planet Earth, realty can be quite a downer.

Arctic supply ships stuck in “brutal” Bering Sea ice

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.

37 posted on 07/13/2012 6:48:48 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cementjungle
I thought the aliens were planning to hit China first...


38 posted on 07/13/2012 6:55:55 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring; 11B40; A Balrog of Morgoth; A message; ACelt; Aeronaut; AFPhys; AlexW; America_Right; ...
IT'S A ΦΥΧΚING LANDSLIDE!

Global Warming PING!

You have been pinged because of your interest in environmentalism, alarmist wackos, mainstream media doomsday hype, and other issues pertaining to global warming.

Freep-mail me to get on or off: Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to all note-worthy threads on global warming.

Left-right climate group quietly weighing proposals for carbon tax

Heat Wave Is No Reason For Alarm

Environmental Extremists Exposed as Political Goliaths

Satellite study of Asian mountains show that glaciers are NOT melting - and some are actually gaining new ice

Duped On Global Warming

EPA in the dark on electricity costs

Global Warming on Free Republic

Latest from Global Warming News

Latest from Real Climate

Latest from Climate Depot

Latest from Greenie Watch

Latest from Junk Science

Latest from Terra Daily

39 posted on 07/13/2012 8:39:40 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This might be the landslide victory Algore’s been waiting for.


40 posted on 07/13/2012 10:14:49 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson