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Greenland ice sheet melted at unprecedented rate during July
(Manchester) Guardian ^ | July 24, 2012 | Suzanne Goldenberg

Posted on 07/26/2012 5:49:09 AM PDT by Zakeet

Edited on 07/26/2012 5:51:36 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Greenland ice sheet melted at a faster rate this month than at any other time in recorded history, with virtually the entire ice sheet showing signs of thaw.

The rapid melting over just four days was captured by three satellites. It has stunned and alarmed scientists, and deepened fears about the pace and future consequences of climate change.


(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; environment; globalwarming; greenland

I told you Right Wing Nuts that we needed a carbon tax!

1 posted on 07/26/2012 5:49:18 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

So when will they start raising cattle there, as the Vikings did back in the Medieval Warm Period? Last I heard, it was still too cold in Greenland for that.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 5:51:09 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Zakeet

“similar rapid melting occurs about every 150 years”

This little fact will be ignored.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 5:52:39 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Zakeet
"This was so extraordinary that at first I questioned the result: was this real or was it due to a data error?" Son Nghiem of Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena said in the release.

I do not believe anything this administration says.

4 posted on 07/26/2012 5:54:31 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Zakeet

-snip-

Lora Koenig, another Goddard glaciologist, told Nasa similar rapid melting occurs about every 150 years. But she warned there were wide-ranging potential implications from this year’s thaw. [blah, blah, blah...]

-snip-

In this instance of this month’s extreme melting, Mote said there was evidence of a heat dome over Greenland: or an unusually strong ridge of warm air.

The dome is believed to have moved over Greenland on 8 July, lingering until 16 July.


5 posted on 07/26/2012 5:55:53 AM PDT by doc11355
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To: Zakeet
So it might expose my European ancestors that farmed Greenland before the current ice age.
6 posted on 07/26/2012 5:57:29 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: FatherofFive
They filled in 'Back Bay" in Boston, and it has survived all manners of natural assault.

THAT'S the thought I use to process all of this gorebull warming boojit.

Major tidal waves taking out NYC and all that ..

boojit !

7 posted on 07/26/2012 5:57:58 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Zakeet

It’s called SUMMER, in the northern hemisphere. Sometimes these things occur, but most likely winter will come again.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 5:58:41 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: Zakeet

When the next Ice Age commences, these “experts” will take it as a sign of man-made global warming. True believers do not admit mistakes, particularly when they think science is infallible, in spite of much contrary evidence.


9 posted on 07/26/2012 5:59:03 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Zakeet
It's freaking July, one of the warmest months in the year, in the Northern Hemisphere. Of course, the ice is going to melt. Let's look back in December and see how much ice is there then. I thought Obama was going to stop the rise of the oceans and everyone around the world was supposed to love us when Odummer got into office?
10 posted on 07/26/2012 6:00:58 AM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION IS THE BEST.)
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To: Zakeet
It's freaking July, one of the warmest months in the year, in the Northern Hemisphere. Of course, the ice is going to melt. Let's look back in December and see how much ice is there then. I thought Obama was going to stop the rise of the oceans and everyone around the world was supposed to love us when Odummer got into office?
11 posted on 07/26/2012 6:01:11 AM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION IS THE BEST.)
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To: doc11355
The dome is believed to have moved over Greenland on 8 July, lingering until 16 July.



12 posted on 07/26/2012 6:01:35 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Zakeet
"This is now the seventh summer in a row with this pattern of warm air being lifted up onto the ice sheet on the summer months," he said.

Warm air?? In the summer?
And this warm air is being lifted up? Is that even possible???

I can see why scientists are flabbergasted.

13 posted on 07/26/2012 6:01:49 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: G Larry
Right.

Clearly the claim of unprecedented is outrageous as we have been able to "look down" for only about 50 of the world's some 4 billion years... we don't actually know the normal rate of melting in these regular intervals.

14 posted on 07/26/2012 6:02:12 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: G Larry
“similar rapid melting occurs about every 150 years”

This little fact will be ignored.

Who woulda thunk that nature has a natural defrost cycle!?

Anybody think that should the reverse occur, that pictures from just 3 satellites confound and alarm scientists when four intense cold days adds to the Greenland ice sheet at an unprecedented rate, that would be the headline?

15 posted on 07/26/2012 6:03:09 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Zakeet

WGAS?


16 posted on 07/26/2012 6:03:57 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: henkster

>> So when will they start raising cattle there, as the Vikings did back in the Medieval Warm Period?

I wonder if they’ve bothered to ask the LOCALS how THEY feel about it. After all, THEY’RE the ones that have to live with the weather there!

Dollars to doughnuts, they’re walking around with big smiles on their faces, saying “Lovely weather again today, Thor!” in Greenish or Denmarkish or whateveryoucall the language they speak there...


17 posted on 07/26/2012 6:04:02 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: txrefugee

Love this phrase....
“at any other time in recorded history”
How ominous sounding....
Those satellites sure have have been around a lot longer than I thought.


18 posted on 07/26/2012 6:04:23 AM PDT by pkmaine
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To: Zakeet

We need lots more of that since the ocean level dropped four feet because of Obama being elected. Melt faster!


19 posted on 07/26/2012 6:06:17 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Helen Thomas - the older, smarter, prettier version of HRC.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I think it’s mostly Inuit, but I get the point. I look at the melting ice cap as a very good thing. It opens up another place to drill for oil.


20 posted on 07/26/2012 6:07:13 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: henkster
So when will they start raising cattle there, as the Vikings did back in the Medieval Warm Period?

Who cares? The bigger deal are (is?) the remaining "Lost Squadron" P-38s and how it might be a LOT easier to recover them.
21 posted on 07/26/2012 6:07:19 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Zakeet
OMG!

Unexpected and unrepresented.

How long have been measuring daily loss gain, especially during the hottest weeks of the year?

22 posted on 07/26/2012 6:08:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet
OMG!

Unexpected and unrepresented.

How long have we been measuring daily loss gain, especially during the hottest weeks of the year?

23 posted on 07/26/2012 6:09:10 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: G Larry

“similar rapid melting occurs about every 150 years”
“...unprecedented...”

Am I missing something?


24 posted on 07/26/2012 6:09:36 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: henkster

>> I think it’s mostly Inuit

I’m an Outuit myself, but what does their belly button shape have to do with it?


25 posted on 07/26/2012 6:13:01 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: EEGator

>>“...unprecedented...” Am I missing something?

“When I use a word,” the Environmentalist said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”


26 posted on 07/26/2012 6:15:20 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: Zakeet

And the water level in New York harbor hasn’t risen one inch above normal.


27 posted on 07/26/2012 6:16:56 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: Zakeet

We’ve been warned millions of times by “scientists” that data taken over years or decades does not indicate trends...yet now the sky is falling because the ice melted a bit faster in ONE MONTH? Flip flopping much?


28 posted on 07/26/2012 6:17:25 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Zakeet
The Greenland ice sheet melted at a faster rate this month than at any other time in recorded history,

And that 'recorded history' goes back how far in geologic time? An eye blink at most...........

29 posted on 07/26/2012 6:22:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Nervous Tick

How lovely. Words of arbitrary meaning.


30 posted on 07/26/2012 6:26:02 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Zakeet
"..Scientists attributed the sudden melt to a heat dome, or a burst of unusually warm air, which hovered over Greenland from 8 July until 16 July.

Greenland had returned to more typical summer conditions by 21 or 22 July, Mote told the Guardian..."

Pffttt!!!

31 posted on 07/26/2012 6:32:38 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Zakeet

When will these nuts give this crap up?


32 posted on 07/26/2012 6:33:56 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist

33 posted on 07/26/2012 6:42:02 AM PDT by reegs
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To: Zakeet

And the one thing these “Climate Scientists” will ignore is.....

Wait for it...

Wait for it.....

The dramatic increase in Solar Flare activity!


34 posted on 07/26/2012 6:42:24 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Zakeet
We have accurate weather records for a very short time. Maybe 50 years in some areas, 200 in others; possibly longer data collection in older parts of the world.

This is out of thousands of years of weather.

And some people are trying to read into changes they (variations in the recorded data) see as “abnormal”!

We have no idea of what long term “normal” is.

35 posted on 07/26/2012 6:48:20 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Zakeet

Why do you think they call it GREENLAND?


36 posted on 07/26/2012 6:54:29 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: doc11355

The dome is believed to have moved over Greenland on 8 July, lingering until 16 July.
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A heat dome? LOL!


37 posted on 07/26/2012 6:58:45 AM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: Zakeet
July is the warmest month in the interior of Greenland. I know this to be true because I read it in the Encyclopedia Britannica--11th Edition (1911).

This is not sarcasm.

38 posted on 07/26/2012 7:01:05 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: txrefugee

You should put science within “ “’s


39 posted on 07/26/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT by planet87
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To: Zakeet

Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever.


40 posted on 07/26/2012 7:04:41 AM PDT by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: EEGator

“similar rapid melting occurs about every 150 years”
“...unprecedented...”

“Am I missing something?”

Yes...the press using ignorant terms to promote their agenda, in summary headlines.

They are well aware that 95% of folks will read and believe the headline, without ever reading the underlying text.
The mere presence of the volume of underlying text, is sufficient to con most observers into believing it must support the headline summary.


41 posted on 07/26/2012 7:22:03 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Zakeet

Where is”Chicken Little”when we need him?????????????


42 posted on 07/26/2012 7:25:48 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Zakeet

Yeah, it was a pretty hot July. Don’t worry, winter’s just around the corner.


43 posted on 07/26/2012 7:47:01 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Zakeet

Wanna bet there’s an ice sheet somewhere in the world that is growing and we won’t hear about it?


44 posted on 07/26/2012 7:59:58 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: G Larry
"This little fact will be ignored."

The big surprise is that they included it in the first place.

45 posted on 07/26/2012 8:04:46 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Oratam
I would love to get my hands on an old set like that. The earliest I have found is 1969. Not great but at least it is the 60’s.
46 posted on 07/26/2012 8:57:32 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: Zakeet

Not too much ice sheet melting here.

http://classic.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=Vostok,%20Antarctica&wuSelect=WEATHER


47 posted on 07/26/2012 9:21:38 AM PDT by kawhill (kawhill)
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