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West Antarctic glacier loss: 'We have passed the point of no return'
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 05-12-2014 | Pete Spotts

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antarctica; glacier; ice; liberaldopes; westantarctica

1 posted on 05/12/2014 4:39:57 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016
We're doomed unless we stop all of this nonsense and take back control of the weather.

/s

2 posted on 05/12/2014 4:41:23 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: PaulCruz2016

Seriously? These liars and con artists just won’t stop, will they?


3 posted on 05/12/2014 4:42:41 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: trisham

Don’t they have record ice down there this year?


4 posted on 05/12/2014 4:42:52 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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%?


5 posted on 05/12/2014 4:43:12 PM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I guess they will just have to learn how to breath under water.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 4:43:30 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

“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!


7 posted on 05/12/2014 4:43:48 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: PaulCruz2016

OMG, we’re all gonna die!


8 posted on 05/12/2014 4:43:51 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 4:44:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: mountainlion

The east shelf is setting records....left out of the article.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 4:44:33 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: mountainlion

Do they?


11 posted on 05/12/2014 4:44:33 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: PaulCruz2016

Irreversible? Awesome! Does that mean you’ll stop whining about it now since it’s a lot cause?


12 posted on 05/12/2014 4:44:35 PM PDT by Luircin
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To: PaulCruz2016

I wish we had the space age technology our ancestors had tens of thousands of years ago that allowed them to survive climate change.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 4:45:27 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: PaulCruz2016
And in other news...

Antartic Sea Ice At All Time Record Levels

14 posted on 05/12/2014 4:45:45 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: PaulCruz2016

“five glaciers in West Antarctica are undergoing irreversible decline”

Yeah right....

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.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 4:46:09 PM PDT by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Send your refrigerator ice cubes and leftover drink-cup ice so that the Weathernazis can ship it to needy Antarctic penguins.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 4:47:00 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: PaulCruz2016

Good. Getting rid of all that ice will make mining coal and drilling for oil and gas a whole lot easier.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 4:47:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: trisham

Do you think we could get some of these expert brainiacs to modify Cheney’s Halliburton Hurricane Machine to work on polar ice?


18 posted on 05/12/2014 4:48:26 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: PaulCruz2016

So if it is irreversible why worry? Anyhow you have several hundred years to think about it.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 4:50:18 PM PDT by ully2
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To: Calvin Locke

It’s worth a try.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 4:50:21 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: PaulCruz2016

I guess there is no point in trying to counteract it then.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 4:51:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: PaulCruz2016

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

On global warming I always go here to get the debunking


22 posted on 05/12/2014 4:52:06 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Ya gotta know this is all caused by magazines that hold more than 7 rounds :(
23 posted on 05/12/2014 4:54:08 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: PaulCruz2016

I guess man will just have to adapt to higher sea levels over the NEXT 200 YEARS.


24 posted on 05/12/2014 4:55:19 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: PaulCruz2016

I won’t be here so I don’t care.


25 posted on 05/12/2014 4:56:36 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: lacrew

“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!”

Love it!!!


26 posted on 05/12/2014 5:01:14 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
signaling sea level-rise of nearly four feet.

Huh? I just responded to a thread that warned of 15 feet..........oh dear, what am I to believe?

27 posted on 05/12/2014 5:02:56 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: PaulCruz2016
irreversible decline over the next several hundred years,

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.

28 posted on 05/12/2014 5:07:35 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

If we passed the point of no return, can they then shut up about it since there is no “return” possible?


29 posted on 05/12/2014 5:08:46 PM PDT by winner3000
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30 posted on 05/12/2014 5:14:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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31 posted on 05/12/2014 5:16:27 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

If we have “passed point of no return”, what’s the point of trying to change it?


32 posted on 05/12/2014 6:20:35 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: PaulCruz2016

33 posted on 05/12/2014 6:34:08 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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


34 posted on 05/12/2014 8:12:54 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> 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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36 posted on 05/14/2014 7:29:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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