Skip to comments.West Antarctic glacier loss: 'We have passed the point of no return'
Posted on 05/12/2014 4:39:57 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
Two studies released Monday signal that five glaciers in West Antarctica are undergoing irreversible decline over the next several hundred years, signaling sea level-rise of nearly four feet.
Five glaciers that feed continental ice from Antarctica into the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean glaciers long seen as the soft underbelly of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are undergoing irreversible decline, two new studies indicate.
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Seriously? These liars and con artists just won’t stop, will they?
Don’t they have record ice down there this year?
First, I think it’s all lies.
Second, how can anyone say it’s “irreversible”?
Third, why not just say we’ll all die tomorrow unless we are taxed at 99%?
I guess they will just have to learn how to breath under water.
“We have passed the point of no return,”
Great. No we can quit worrying about ‘stopping’ it. Smoke em if you got em, fire up the generator, and lets carbon it up like its 1999!
OMG, we’re all gonna die!
Why wont anyone ever explain how record and growing levels of ice lead to less ice.
I just want that one thing addressed in public. Make the authors of studies predicting the opposite of observable reality show why observable reality is wrong and their imaginings are correct.
On Global warming, on Obamacare...all of it.
The east shelf is setting records....left out of the article.
Irreversible? Awesome! Does that mean you’ll stop whining about it now since it’s a lot cause?
I wish we had the space age technology our ancestors had tens of thousands of years ago that allowed them to survive climate change.
“five glaciers in West Antarctica are undergoing irreversible decline”
I remember videos at the Mt Rainier Visitor Center showing over time how glaciers on one side of the mountain were shrinking while the glaciers on the other side were growing. Over time they all yoyoed up and down.
Send your refrigerator ice cubes and leftover drink-cup ice so that the Weathernazis can ship it to needy Antarctic penguins.
Good. Getting rid of all that ice will make mining coal and drilling for oil and gas a whole lot easier.
Do you think we could get some of these expert brainiacs to modify Cheney’s Halliburton Hurricane Machine to work on polar ice?
So if it is irreversible why worry? Anyhow you have several hundred years to think about it.
It’s worth a try.
I guess there is no point in trying to counteract it then.
On global warming I always go here to get the debunking
I guess man will just have to adapt to higher sea levels over the NEXT 200 YEARS.
I won’t be here so I don’t care.
“Great. No we can quit worrying about stopping it. Smoke em if you got em, fire up the generator, and lets carbon it up like its 1999!”
Huh? I just responded to a thread that warned of 15 feet..........oh dear, what am I to believe?
As my kids love to say, "mom, when you say several, do you mean 2? 4? 10?"
IOW, let's all panic about something that is (supposedly) out of our control yet may not even occur for another century.
Yeah, that's the ticket.
If we passed the point of no return, can they then shut up about it since there is no “return” possible?
If we have “passed point of no return”, what’s the point of trying to change it?
I searched for air bubbles in glacial ice and got this hit. I think the actual weight of the ice would determine how much the transferred ice from land to water would actually displace as was stated in another posting. http://www.igsoc.org:8080/journal/1/8/igs_journal_vol01_issue008_pg443-451.pdf
> Two studies released Monday signal that five glaciers in West Antarctica are undergoing irreversible decline over the next several hundred years, signaling sea level-rise of nearly four feet.
IOW, instead of 20 years and 300 feet, or 100 years and 100 feet, it’s 300 years and 4 feet, or in reality, as many years as you can name and zero feet.
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