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Antarctic ice began melting earlier that thought: Study [5,000 years ago]
Times of India ^ | 5/29/14

Posted on 05/29/2014 4:29:26 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Coming on the heels of recent studies that suggest destabilization of part of the West Antarctic ice sheet has begun, a study shows that the Antarctic ice sheet began melting about 5,000 years earlier than previously thought - at the end of last ice age.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.timesofindia.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; environment
Before SUV's and incandescent light bulbs, there was....melting ice.

In your face, Al Gore.

1 posted on 05/29/2014 4:29:26 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Um, isn't that what "end of ice age" means?

2 posted on 05/29/2014 4:31:48 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SoFloFreeper
There is consensus within the government funded scientific community that the ice cap melting began with the advent of the SUV.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 4:45:52 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bush’s fault!!! Obviously.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 4:52:41 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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Summary of the article:

The melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet
was thought to have started 14,000 years ago.

...researchers examined two sediment cores
from the Scotia Sea between Antarctica and South America
that contained “iceberg-rafted debris”.

...Periods of rapid increases in iceberg-rafted debris
suggest that more icebergs were being released
by the Antarctic ice sheet.

...researchers discovered increased amounts of debris
during eight separate episodes beginning as early as
20,000 years ago, and continuing until 9,000 years ago.

...research also provides the first solid evidence
that the Antarctic ice sheet contributed to what is known as
meltwater pulse 1A - a period of very rapid sea level rise
that began some 14,500 years ago.
...During that time, the sea level on a global basis
rose about 50 feet in just 350 years.

...9,000 years ago, the episodic pulses of melting stopped.
...Perhaps the sheet ran out of ice.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 4:53:11 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: BitWielder1
isn't that what "end of ice age" means?

Not to a "Climate Professional" it doesn't. You see, when you are receiving "climate science" grant money, you tend to see the world in a different way than the average working stiff sees it. And things like "ice ages" -- and other things that don't help the AGW political cause -- must be actively ignored.

6 posted on 05/29/2014 5:09:19 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SoFloFreeper
Before SUV's and incandescent light bulbs, there was....melting ice

That can't be right. I think its evidence that aliens did live on Earth 5,000 years ago and drove around in SUVs and had incandescent light bulbs. Its also evidence that the Republican Party is a lot older than we thought. Because those are the things that cause global warming and the melting of the ice sheets.

7 posted on 05/29/2014 5:11:25 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

The agenda of the environmentalists is to BLAME MAN (or Bush) for the melting of the ice and for global climate change. (once called global cooling, then global warming, then global cooling, then global warming...and now plain ole global climate change). What they refuse to admit is that the SUN goes through cycles and has for billions of years. We are now into a Solar Maunder Minimum.(cooling)


8 posted on 05/29/2014 5:13:44 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Plenty of coal mining and SUVs back then.I'm convinced,algore!
9 posted on 05/29/2014 5:13:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

10 posted on 05/29/2014 5:15:20 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am a bit curious how a location with the average mean temperature of -70 degrees F and had the lowest recorded temp of -129 degrees F, can melt? The South Pole’s highest temp was -9 and only on the peninsula has it ever reached above freezing at +59 and that was just once.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 5:38:40 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: rjsimmon

Sublimation? :>} Not really “melting”. Still, why isn’t anybody addressing the disappearance of the Yosemite Valley area glaciers? What a travesty. Of course when the situation turns around and we have advancing glaciers, THEN someone might be a little concerned.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 5:43:10 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman
Sublimation?

Maybe, but I would buy that for a dollar only if the vapor did not flash freeze the instant it became a gas.

13 posted on 05/29/2014 5:48:10 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: rjsimmon
Sublimation?...Maybe, but I would buy that for a dollar only if the vapor did not flash freeze the instant it became a gas.

It might, but if a howling wind is blowing it out to sea...

14 posted on 05/29/2014 5:52:19 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Iron Munro

I knew the citizens of Bedrock had something to do with it.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 5:55:53 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: rjsimmon
curious how a location with the average mean temperature of -70 degrees F and had the lowest recorded temp of -129 degrees F, can melt?

Agreed...I'll take: Geothermal activity under the ice for a hundred dollars Alec.

16 posted on 05/29/2014 5:58:41 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: BitWielder1
Kind of like what measures do they take to determine that a

particular ice age (Ice, as in cold, frozen water) has

in fact ended, and the earth then moves into....wait for

it... a warming period.

17 posted on 05/29/2014 6:05:00 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: SoFloFreeper

On a serious note: what about plate activity? The Antarctic plate moves east against the South American plate. This activity creates earthquakes as well as volcanic activity. Could this be at least partially responsible for icebergs and ice melt?


18 posted on 05/29/2014 6:12:55 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: BitWielder1
Last time I checked... Of course to most liberals Canada and the northern third of the US should still be under 2 miles of ice.
19 posted on 05/29/2014 6:17:05 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

So where’s that pesky Stargate at really? /sarcasm


20 posted on 05/29/2014 6:18:38 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

ALL of today’s so-called studies are nothing more than political support statements for the left.

For that reason, I don’t believe anything that concerns so-called studies.

Science has turned into junk science or downright lies!


21 posted on 05/29/2014 7:20:04 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: rjsimmon

Liquid ice? Frozen water? It is a little chilly down there so yeah flash freezing could be an issue. :>}


22 posted on 05/29/2014 7:20:28 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It must have been all those campfires the cavemen were starting that caused the melting of the Antarctic ice!


23 posted on 05/29/2014 7:28:17 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: Marko413

And methane from mammoth and mastodon droppings.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 7:41:35 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: ExCTCitizen
It's amazing how quickly climate change can change, isn't it?

Time Magazine Cover - April, 1977


25 posted on 05/29/2014 2:59:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Iron Munro

Another article in that Time issue... Frank Burns leaving M*A*S*H...


26 posted on 05/29/2014 7:10:07 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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