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Alaska Glacier Thaws, Ancient Forest Emerges
WebProNews ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | By Erika Watts

Posted on 09/22/2013 3:11:20 PM PDT by Islander7

News that will no doubt spark global warming debates, an ancient forest floor has surfaced thanks to an Alaska glacier thawing. According to Live Science, trees in the forest are at least 1,000 years old.

Stumps and logs coming from the thawing glacier were first noticed 50 years ago, but the forest has begun to emerge only recently. Scientists from University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau noticed more trees popping up while studying the thawing Mendenhall Glacier. Many of the trees on the Alaska glacier, which is a 36.8-square-mile river of ice flowing into a lake near Juneau, are reportedly upright.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; catastrophism; climatechange; doomage; glaciers; globalwarming; godsgravesglyphs; junkscience
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Connor said that her team has done some radiocarbon testing on the trees to determine the age of the forest. The researcher feels comfortable putting the forest at 1,000 years old, and some trees have tested even older. The oldest tree Connor has found on the Mendenhall Glacier is around 2,350 years old.
1 posted on 09/22/2013 3:11:20 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

I would like to ask greenies what was the climate change that froze over a forest 1000 years ago?


2 posted on 09/22/2013 3:12:50 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: Islander7

So it was warmer 1000 to 2300 years ago?


3 posted on 09/22/2013 3:13:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Islander7
so 1000 years ago, Alaska was warmer than it is TODAY!!!

we're all gonna die...

4 posted on 09/22/2013 3:13:44 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Islander7

Explain to me how I am going to use this information to stop the democrat controlled legislature in California from enacting a Carbon Tax?


5 posted on 09/22/2013 3:16:06 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Islander7

So the trees were swallowed by one of the “little” ice ages.

Makes sense.

Of course, that means we have to kill billions and impoverish the rest to keep the Earth from warming again.....


6 posted on 09/22/2013 3:16:16 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: omega4179
Stumps and logs coming from the thawing glacier were first noticed 50 years ago

The glacier must have been melting because of those 1960 SUV's (aka station wagons).


7 posted on 09/22/2013 3:16:36 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: omega4179

“I would like to ask greenies what was the climate change that froze over a forest 1000 years ago?”

Please do not use facts, it only confuses them....


8 posted on 09/22/2013 3:18:55 PM PDT by stockpirate (Build a gallows outside the Capital and they will come...)
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To: Islander7

You mean maybe there was a medieval warm period?


9 posted on 09/22/2013 3:19:40 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: Islander7

bump


10 posted on 09/22/2013 3:22:53 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Islander7

If this glacier has been flowing as a river of ice for at least 1000 years then how the h are the trees still standing? Sounds to me like avalanche melt out.


11 posted on 09/22/2013 3:24:54 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Islander7

Ask a global warming fanatic which is better to have: trees or glaciers. Then stand back and see how much sense they make.


12 posted on 09/22/2013 3:28:19 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Islander7

This can’t be right, glaciers have existed since the dawn of time. Glaciers only started melting after the invention of the SUV.


13 posted on 09/22/2013 3:33:29 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: omega4179

Yup. Obviously it’s a natural occurence.


14 posted on 09/22/2013 3:39:03 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: cripplecreek

And for a long period of time, perhaps centuries, because forests don’t grow up overnight.


15 posted on 09/22/2013 3:39:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Islander7
2000 year old trees underneath a glacier... obviously it was warmer then than it is now.

Someone please explain to "Moby".

16 posted on 09/22/2013 3:40:29 PM PDT by skeeter
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bump


17 posted on 09/22/2013 3:40:48 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Islander7

Soooo.. the ice age happened to that forest at some time... The forest was living a happy life until an ice age came upon it! gees.


18 posted on 09/22/2013 3:43:15 PM PDT by laffnatu
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To: skeeter
Some folks are just intentionally and desperately stupid.


19 posted on 09/22/2013 3:46:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: skeeter

I saw “Moby” the little idiot comment....

The sea level will rise 14 ft ?

He is living up to his tweeter tag...


20 posted on 09/22/2013 3:47:58 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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