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  • Coronavirus puts Arctic climate change research on ice

    04/12/2020 11:07:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.12.2020 | Alex Matthews
    Every year, 150 climate scientists fly far into the wilderness and bore deep into Greenland’s largest glacier. Their work is complicated and important. The EastGRIP project is trying to understand how ice streams underneath the glacier are pushing vast amounts of ice into the ocean, and how this contributes to rising sea levels. But this year the drills will be silent. The ice streams will go unmeasured. The reason is the coronavirus. The fallout from measures to contain the outbreak have made the research impossible. Greenland is closed to foreigners. Its government is worried any outbreak could be particularly dangerous...
  • Bernie Sanders: ‘The Arctic is on Fire;” Weather Service: It’s 45 Degrees Below Zero in North Alaska

    02/08/2020 12:19:27 PM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/7/2020 | Staff
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (D.-Vt.) says on the website for his presidential campaign that “[c]limate change is a global emergency” and “the Arctic is on fire.” By contrast, the National Weather Service is reporting today that it is 45 degrees below zero in Nuiqsuit, which is in northern Alaska. The weather service is predicting that the high today in that part of Alaska will be 44 degrees below zero and the low will be 47 degrees below zero. “Climate change is a global emergency. The Amazon rainforest is burning, Greenland’s ice shelf is melting, and the Arctic is on fire,” Sanders...
  • Ancient human settlement was obliterated by a COMET that exploded in Earth's atmosphere and sent fragments of molten glass 'hot enough to melt cars' flying to the ground 12,800 years ago

    03/10/2020 10:32:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10 March 2020 | Ian Randall
    The event destroyed a village found in the Abu Hureyra dig site in Syria... The impact is also believed to have contributed to the extinction of many large animals, including mammoths as well as North American horses and camels. Experts believe the explosion helped bring about the demise of the North American Clovis culture and usher in an episode of climatic cooling. The Abu Hureyra site is located on the edge of a vast region known as the Younger Dryas Boundary (YDB) strewnfield, which incorporates around 30 sites across Europe, the Americas and parts of the Middle East. The strewnfield...
  • Climate change: Scientists find another threat to Greenland's glaciers lurking beneath the ice

    02/04/2020 3:54:07 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 4, 2020 | Gisela Crespo
    Scientists have long known that higher air temperatures are contributing to the surface melting on Greenland's ice sheet. But a new study has found another threat that has begun attacking the ice from below: Warm ocean water moving underneath the vast glaciers is causing them to melt even more quickly...... This ice sheet holds enough water to raise global sea levels by more than 24 feet.
  • Primordial 'Asgard' Lifeform Has Been Successfully Grown in The Lab

    01/17/2020 10:53:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 17 JAN 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    When scientists ran DNA analysis on a sediment core taken from the floor of the Arctic ocean back in 2010, they found something surprising. A previously unknown organism belonging to the strange domain of microbes called Archaea appeared to have genomic characteristics associated with a totally different domain - Eukaryota. They named their discovery Lokiarchaeota, after the Loki's Castle hydrothermal vent near Greenland where it was found; but doubt shadowed the finding. Could the sample have been contaminated by something else in the core? Now, thanks to the work of Japanese scientists, those doubts can be put to rest. For...
  • Major Greenland Glacier Is Growing (3rd Straight Year)

    01/10/2020 7:38:29 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | June 6, 2019 | NASA Staff
    Jakobshavn Glacier in western Greenland is notorious for being the world’s fastest-moving glacier. It is also one of the most active, discharging a tremendous amount of ice from the Greenland Ice Sheet into Ilulissat Icefjord and adjacent Disko Bay—with implications for sea level rise. The image above, acquired on June 6, 2019, by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8, shows a natural-color view of the glacier. Jakobshavn has spent decades in retreat—that is, until scientists observed an unexpected advance between 2016 and 2017. In addition to growing toward the ocean, the glacier was found to be slowing and...
  • Mummified Inuits living in Greenland 500 years ago suffered from clogged-up arteries despite feasting on a diet of fish rich in omega-3

    12/28/2019 8:14:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/28/2019 | Ian Randall
    Scans of mummified Inuits from 16th-century Greenland revealed that the ancient hunters suffered from clogged-up arteries despite a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Atherosclerosis — the build-up of plaques of fat, cholesterol and calcium in one's arteries — is a leading cause of death today in the world's wealthier countries. While often seen as a product of modern lifestyles, evidence of the condition has been found in human remains dating back as far as around 4,000 BC. However, none of these examples enjoyed a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which has been suggested can help protect against plaque...
  • Trump Puts Down New Roots in Greenland (Trump to Open New Consulate)

    11/08/2019 2:56:31 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    FP ^ | Nov 8, 2019
    <p>In 2004, meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and Greenland’s vice premier, Josef Motzfeldt. Instead of Moller greeting Powell on arrival, as diplomatic custom would dictate, it was Powell who greeted Moller on his own turf as he stepped off the plane. “Welcome to the United States of America’s 51st state,” Powell jokingly said as he extended his hand to greet Moller.</p>
  • Forget Greenland — Trump should offer statehood to these Canadian provinces

    11/02/2019 5:42:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 02 2019 | Isaac Orr and Jason Hayes
    President Trump’s offer to purchase Greenland from Denmark was front-page news in August, but a better option for expanding the country’s geographic footprint would be to offer statehood to the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as the interior of British Columbia. After the final results of the recent Canadian election, there’s likely a growing group of Western Canadians who might seriously consider that offer. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just squeaked through the Canadian federal election with a minority government. So, with the help of the New Democratic Party, or NDP, and the Canadian Green Party, he...
  • Did an extraterrestrial impact trigger the extinction of ice-age animals?

    10/25/2019 1:17:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    phys.org ^ | October 25, 2019 | by Carol J.g. Ward, University of South Carolina
    A controversial theory that suggests an extraterrestrial body crashing to Earth almost 13,000 years ago caused the extinction of many large animals and a probable population decline in early humans is gaining traction from research sites around the world. The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis, controversial from the time it was presented in 2007, proposes that an asteroid or comet hit the Earth about 12,800 years ago causing a period of extreme cooling that contributed to extinctions of more than 35 species of megafauna including giant sloths, sabre-tooth cats, mastodons and mammoths. It also coincides with a serious decline in early...
  • Greenland needs new jobs and foreign labour

    10/20/2019 8:54:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Nordic Labour Journal ^ | October 18, 2019 | Marie Preisler
    There is an urgent need to create new jobs in Greenland’s mining and tourism industries. At the same time more foreign labour is needed, say the social partners. Cutters and trawlers in Northern Greenland are catching fish and prawns in such numbers that the Greenlandic economy is close to overheating. The fisheries fairytale has triggered a veritable construction boom in the capital Nuuk, where cranes and new builds shoot into the sky everywhere, while house prices do the same. It has become difficult to live in the capital unless you earn a lot of money. Meanwhile, Greenland’s fish processing plants,...
  • The surprising ‘belwhal’ DNA reveals beluga-narwhal hybrid

    09/19/2019 2:07:29 PM PDT · by fishtank · 17 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 9-19-19 | Philip Robinson
    The surprising ‘belwhal’ DNA reveals beluga-narwhal hybrid by Philip Robinson This article is from Creation 41(4):19, October 2019 Three unusual-looking whales were caught in Greenland by Inuit hunters in the late 1980s—unlike any the Inuit had ever seen. Each was an even grey colour, with flippers like those of belugas, and tails like those of narwhals. One of their skulls was preserved; a DNA study has now identified it as a first-generation hybrid between a male beluga and a female narwhal—a ‘belwhal’. One of their skulls was preserved; a DNA study has now identified it as a first-generation hybrid between...
  • NBC Announces New ‘Climate Unit’ and ‘Climate in Crisis’ Series

    09/09/2019 10:51:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 9/9/2019 | Kyle Drennen
    Ahead of MSNBC’s climate change forum with several 2020 Democratic candidates on September 19 and 20, on Monday, NBC News announced it will be creating a new “climate unit” of reporters devoted to pushing the liberal environmental agenda and even launch a Climate in Crisis series in the days leading up to the presidential campaign event. “NBC News creating a new climate unit to cover the most important issues that affect our environment,” weatherman Al Roker announced on NBC’s Today show. He continued to tout: “We’re gonna kick things off next week with a special network-wide series....Be sure to look...
  • CNN analyst claims melting ice caps will leave US cities 'engulfed in floods'

    09/04/2019 1:23:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 4, 2019 | by Nick Givas
    CNN political analyst David Gergen said Wednesday that action to counter climate change has become a "moral imperative" as Hurricane Dorian inched its way up the East Coast. During a discussion of a recent trip to Greenland on "CNN Newsroom," Gergen claimed U.S. cities should prepare for massive flooding if polar ice caps continue to melt. “I went [to Greenland] thinking it was a practical imperative to deal with climate change. I came away feeling it’s a moral imperative," he said. "When you see what’s happening in Greenland, it is an early -- it's an early set of signals about...
  • Why does Trump want to buy Greenland? A mineral perspective

    09/04/2019 2:31:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Mining Technology ^ | September 3, 2019 | Umar Ali
    It was recently reported that US President Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland, but what would he actually be getting for his money? Umar Ali takes a look at Greenland’s mineral resources, whether they are worth mining, and why the US could want them. The Kvanefjeld project Greenland currently only has one major mining project, the Kvanefjeld rare earth project launched in 2007. The project is centred on the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex in southwest Greenland, measuring approximately 8km x 15km, it is being developed by Australian company Greenland Minerals. The Kvanefjeld project is thought to be one of the world’s...
  • Travel interest in Greenland surges after President Trump's proposal to buy it

    09/01/2019 5:35:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | September 1, 2019 | Nick Robertson
    President Donald Trump is rapidly heating up travelers’ interest in one of the coldest places on earth. The president’s abandoned proposal to purchase Greenland has captured global attention. The prime minister of Denmark—of which Greenland is an autonomous territory—has stated the island is not for sale. Yet that’s not stopping travel apps like Hopper from seeing Greenland searches skyrocket over 300% in the wake of the geopolitical saga. “A spike in the order of [nearly] 340% is totally unforeseen,” Hopper economist Hayley Berg told Yahoo Finance’s YFi PM. He added: “when something goes into the media in such broad strokes...
  • Jill Biden: Imagine if the president didn't tweet about 'buying another country'

    08/27/2019 12:15:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 24, 2019 | Naomi Lim
    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Jill Biden ribbed President Trump for his interest in Greenland during a speech at a Democratic fundraiser. The former second lady, on a two-day swing of the Carolinas, urged South Carolina Democrats in West Columbia on Saturday to recall what politics was like pre-Trump, a time when the commander in chief didn't issue surprise pronouncements on social media. "Just for a moment I want you to imagine that it's the summer of 2021," Biden, 68, told a crowd of about 50 gathered for a barbecue fundraiser by the Lexington County Democratic Party. "You wake up in...
  • “I’ll Take ‘Islands’ for $2 Billion, Alex”

    08/25/2019 5:58:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-25-19 | MOTUS
    I see that the Danish Prime Minister placed a call to President Trump shortly before he left for Europe, possibly in an effort to smooth over the kerfuffle she created by her rude response to the President’s off-handed comment about buying Greenland.My sister had a better idea: we trade the Danes Greenland for Puerto Rico. That way the Danes will have someplace warm to go in the winter when there’s only 6 hours of sunlight in Denmark and we’ll have someplace America’s Green New Deal crowd can go to observe the melting of glaciers. And they can stay there and...
  • GOP Senator Tom Cotton: It Was My Idea To Buy Greenland, Not Trump’s, A Year Ago

    08/24/2019 7:36:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2019 | Karen Townsend
    An odd little story surfaced this week over President Trump’s idea about buying Greenland. For some reason, a Republican senator felt the need to let some constituents in on a fact not previously reported on – he was the one who had the idea in the first place a year ago.Senator Tom Cotton was back home in Arkansas Wednesday and attended a luncheon hosted by an Arkansas-based news website. The inaugural Talk Business & Politics Power Lunch at the Red & Blue Events Center in Little Rock, Arkansas produced an interesting tidbit from Senator Cotton. When asked about the...
  • Marc Thiessen: Don't dismiss Trump's Greenland proposal. It's far from ridiculous

    08/24/2019 3:49:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2019 | Marc Thiessen, The Washington Post
    President Trump is upset that Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his interest in purchasing Greenland "absurd." Her dismissive response should have come as no surprise. In 1946, when President Harry Truman tried to purchase Greenland, Secretary of State James Byrnes wrote that the proposal "seemed to come as a shock" and an insult to Danish officials, who turned it down. That was a big mistake. As part of his deal, Truman had offered to trade parts of the Point Barrow district of Alaska, including the rights to any oil discovered there, to Denmark, in exchange for parts of Greenland....