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  • America’s First Mass [Ecumenical]

    05/18/2014 5:37:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    CatholicWorldReport.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | John Buescher
    America’s First Mass St. Brendan (Naomh Breandán) and the whale by Honorius Philoponus from "Novi Orbis Indiae Occidentalis" (1621)America’s First Mass | John Buescher | Catholic World ReportWhen was it, where was it, and who said it? When and where was the first Mass offered in America? No one living today knows the answer to this intriguing question. But we can summarize what we do know about the first Masses in various parts of the New World.Some legendary accounts of the life of St. Brendan, who was a priest, say he set off in a small boat on a...
  • 600-Year-Old American Indian Historical Account Has Old Norse Words

    03/06/2011 12:45:36 PM PST · by blam · 98 replies · 1+ views
    The Guard- blogspot ^ | 3-15-2007 | Larry Stroud
    600-Year-Old American Indian Historical Account Has Old Norse WordsBy Larry Stroud, Guard Associate EditorPublished on Thursday March 15, 2007 Vikings and Algonquins. The first American multi-culturalists? BIG BAY, Mich. — Two experts on ancient America may have solved not only the mysterious disappearance of Norse from the Western Settlement of Greenland in the 1300s, but also are deciphering Delaware (Lenape) Indian history, which they’re finding is written in the Old Norse language. The history tells how some of the Delaware’s ancestors migrated west to America across a frozen sea and intermarried with the Delaware and other Algonquin Indians. Myron Paine,...
  • Denmark Just Claimed The North Pole

    12/28/2014 9:45:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 15, 2014, 4:47 PM | Jeremy Bender
    Competition in the Arctic is heating up as Denmark has laid claim to the North Pole. Copenhagen is citing scientific data showing that Greenland, which is an autonomous country within Denmark, sits atop a continental shelf connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Circle. The Associated Press reports that Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said this new information provides the country with a claim to the region and, more critically, the energy resources thought to be in the Arctic. Lidegaard said Denmark would take its claim to the UN for an eventual decision on the control of the area. …
  • THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF EARTH'S UNSTOPPABLE 1,500-YEAR CLIMATE CYCLE

    10/04/2005 8:27:20 PM PDT · by PeaceBeWithYou · 99 replies · 7,477+ views
    National Center for Policy Analysis ^ | Friday, September 30, 2005 | S. Fred Singer, Dennis Avery
    Human activities have little to do with the Earth's current warming trend, according to a study published by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). In fact, S. Fred Singer (University of Virginia) and Dennis Avery (Hudson Institute) conclude that global warming and cooling seem to be part of a 1,500-year cycle of moderate temperature swings. Scientists got the first unequivocal evidence of a continuing moderate natural climate cycle in the 1980s, when Willi Dansgaard of Denmark and Hans Oeschger of Switzerland first saw two mile-long ice cores from Greenland representing 250,000 years of Earth's frozen, layered climate history. From...
  • Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Arctic's Earliest People

    08/28/2014 4:40:35 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 8-28-14 | Heather Pringle
    The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for millennia before vanishing around 700 years ago, a new genetic analysis shows. The study, published online Thursday, also reveals that today's Inuit and Native Americans of the Arctic are genetically distinct from the region's first settlers. Inuit hunters in the Canadian Arctic have long told stories about a mysterious ancient people known as the Tunit, who once inhabited the far north. Tunit men, they recalled, possessed powerful magic and were strong enough to crush the neck of a walrus and singlehandedly haul the massive...
  • Alaska Volcano Blanketed Europe with Ash 1,200 Years Ago

    10/17/2014 10:53:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    LiveScience ^ | October 06, 2014 | Becky Oskin
    Alaska's Mount Churchill volcano erupted some 1,200 years ago, spreading ash from Canada to Germany... Mount Churchill is also an impressive volcano, the tallest on land in the United States and one of the towering, snowy peaks of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains. But Churchill's blast in A.D. 843 ejected just 12 cubic miles (50 cubic km) of ash, a layer now called the White River Ash, according to the new study, published in the September 2014 issue of the journal Geology... If moderate volcanic eruptions can spread ash for thousands of miles, then these blowouts may be more hazardous than...
  • Material linked to ancient volcanic eruption in Alaska

    01/19/2013 8:13:22 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Alaska Science Forum ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Ned Rozell
    The White River Ash blasted from giant eruptions somewhere in today's Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains, drifted as far away as Ireland and Germany... Ash from the White River eruptions, possibly from 15,638-foot Mount Churchill or at least close to it, left an easy-to-see mark on eastern Alaska and northwestern Canada. Explorer Frederick Schwatka documented the ash in 1885 in his book "Along Alaska's Great River." People driving the Klondike Highway pass more than two feet of the whitish grit exposed in road cuts on their journey through the Yukon Territory... Froese and Jensen traveled in the Yukon to a branch of...
  • True North Gems [Rubies in Greenland]

    09/10/2014 12:12:41 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 34 replies
    BEMining ^ | 9/3/2014 | Staff
    The finest rubies are rarer and more valuable than diamonds and for many the icy brilliance of the latter is no match for the colour, warmth and romance of the former. Their prices are on the rise too: the record of just under $275,000 per carat set in 2005 has since risen to over $550,000. The world’s richest source of fine rubies, Burma, is still under an embargo and the market is hungry for gemstones of that quality, particularly if they can be certified ethical. In that context, True North Gems’ Aappaluttoq Ruby Project is coming on stream at just...
  • Lying with Statistics: The National Climate Assessment Falsely Hypes Ice Loss ...

    07/06/2014 7:41:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | by Guest Blogger
    Lying with Statistics: The National Climate Assessment Falsely Hypes Ice Loss in Greenland and AntarcticaPosted on July 6, 2014 by Guest Blogger by E. Calvin Beisner and J.C. KeisterHow fast are Greenland and Antarctica losing ice?If you trust the National Climate Assessment (NCA), you’ll think, “Very fast!” And that’s intentional. The aim is to provoke fear so the American public will support the Obama administration’s aim to spend $Trillions fighting global warming.Here’s how the NCA (in Appendix 4, FAQ-L) depicts the rate of loss from the ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica: Pretty steep declines, right? Downright scary.But if there’s any...
  • Frozen Underworld Discovered Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet (Mountains of Ice)

    06/15/2014 10:11:51 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 15, 2014 16:00 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Scientists have discovered a frozen underworld beneath the ice sheet covering northern Greenland. The previously unknown landscape, a vast expanse of warped shapes including some as tall as a Manhattan skyscraper, was found using ice-penetrating radar loaded aboard Nasa survey flights. The findings and the first images of the frozen world more than a mile below the surface of the ice sheet are published on Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. ... Until recently, scientists studying the Greenland ice sheet for evidence of change under global warming had thought the shapes they discerned beneath the ice sheet were mountain ranges....
  • Ancient Greenland gene map has a surprise

    02/11/2010 8:24:26 AM PST · by FredJake · 37 replies · 1,333+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/11/10 | y Maggie Fox,
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms. Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to have originated in Siberia and is unrelated to modern Greenlanders, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues found. "This provides evidence for a migration from Siberia into the New World some 5,500 years ago, independent of that giving rise to the modern Native Americans and Inuit," the researchers wrote in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. Not only can...
  • ARCHAEOLOGY: New Carbon Dates Support Revised History of Ancient Mediterranean

    04/27/2006 4:59:30 PM PDT · by Lessismore · 77 replies · 2,583+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 4/28/2006 | Michael Balter
    During the Late Bronze Age, the Aegean volcanic island of Thera erupted violently, spreading pumice and ash across the eastern Mediterranean and triggering frosts as far away as what is now California. The Theran town of Akrotiri was completely buried. Tsunamis up to 12 meters high crashed onto the shores of Crete, 110 kilometers to the south, and the cataclysm may ultimately have sped the demise of Crete's famed Minoan civilization. For nearly 30 years, archaeologists have fought over when the eruption took place. Those who rely on dates from pottery styles and Egyptian inscriptions put the event at roughly...
  • Researchers suggest Vikings used crystals with sun compass to steer at night

    03/29/2014 9:14:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers working in Hungary has proposed that a sun compass artifact found in a convent in 1948 might have been used in conjunction with crystals to allow Vikings to guide their boats even at night. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, the team describes theories they've developed that might explain how Viking sailors were able to so accurately sail to places such as Greenland. Since the discovery of the sun compass fragment, researchers have theorized that Viking sailors used them to plot their course—at least when the...
  • The 520-million-year-old gentle giant: Fossil reveals bizarre new species of ..filtered plankton

    03/27/2014 8:03:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 27, 2014 | Staff
    Evidence of gentle giants that swam in the oceans more than 500 million years ago has been discovered. Fossils found in northern Greenland show that ancient, giant marine creatures used bizarre, whale-like facial appendages to filter food from the ocean. The study described how the strange species, named Tamisiocaris, used huge, specialised facial parts to filter plankton - similar to the way some modern whales feed today.
  • Why Halley's Comet May Be Linked to Famine 1,500 Years Ago

    12/20/2013 6:21:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    livescience.com ^ | December 18, 2013 07:53am ET | Mike Wall, Senior Writer |
    A piece of the famous Halley's comet likely slammed into Earth in A.D. 536, blasting so much dust into the atmosphere that the planet cooled considerably, a new study suggests. This dramatic climate shift is linked to drought and famine around the world, which may have made humanity more susceptible to "Justinian's plague" in A.D. 541-542 — the first recorded emergence of the Black Death in Europe. The new results come from an analysis of Greenland ice that was laid down between A.D. 533 and 540. The ice cores record large amounts of atmospheric dust during this seven-year period, not...
  • MY WILL "IS" YOUR LIFE ![charismatic caucus]

    11/27/2013 12:03:41 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-27-13 | Jedediah
    Your situational experiences are woven into your life's choices and declarations for I hold you responsible for every word uttered or spoken from your heart as David and Moses . Do not strike the Rock that is your foundation and learn to love me as David for "I AM The Moses of your ways in Me, and as your guiding Shepherd" it is my WORD that goes before you and my mindset you must take on for "I AM The Menorah of your ways" and it is in your intimacy with me you find and declare my manifold wisdom for...
  • Study: Greenland Ice Sheet was smaller 3000-5000 years ago than today

    11/22/2013 1:22:58 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    Watts Up with That ^ | November 22, 2013 | University of Buffalo
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Think Greenland’s ice sheet is small today? It was smaller — as small as it has ever been in recent history — from 3-5,000 years ago, according to scientists who studied the ice sheet’s history using a new technique they developed for interpreting the Arctic fossil record. “What’s really interesting about this is that on land, the atmosphere was warmest between 9,000 and 5,000 years ago, maybe as late as 4,000 years ago. The oceans, on the other hand, were warmest between 5-3,000 years ago,” said Jason Briner, PhD, University at Buffalo associate professor of geology, who...
  • Greenland votes to allow uranium, rare earths mining

    10/25/2013 11:22:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:19pm EDT | (with Reuters)
    Greenland’s parliament voted on Thursday (24 October) to end a decades-long prohibition on mining for radioactive materials like uranium, further opening up the country to investors from Australia and China eager to tap its vast mineral resources. The move will not only allow the mining of uranium deposits, but also of rare earths, minerals used in 21st century products from wind turbines to hybrid cars and smart phones and that are currently mostly extracted by China. With sea ice thawing and new Arctic shipping routes opening, the former Cold War ally of the West has emerged from isolation and gained...
  • Happy 2013 Leif Erikson Day!

    10/09/2013 5:38:39 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 45 replies
    EIRÍKS SAGA RAUÐA ^ ^ | Oct 9th, 2013 | Snorri Sturluson
    1. kafli Óleifur hét herkonungur er kallaður var Óleifur hvíti. Hann var son Ingjalds konungs Helgasonar, Ólafssonar, Guðröðarsonar, Hálfdanarsonar hvítbeins Upplendingakonungs.
  • Massive ‘Grand Canyon’ Found Hidden Beneath Greenland’s Ice

    08/29/2013 1:07:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Nancy Atkinson on
    The canyon, found by airborne radar data, has the same characteristics of a winding river channel like the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It is at least 750 kilometers (460 miles) long, making it longer than the Grand Canyon. In some places, it is as deep as 800 meters (2,600 feet), on scale parts of the Grand Canyon. This immense feature is thought to predate the ice sheet that has covered Greenland for the last few million years.
  • Heat flow from Earth's mantle contributes to Greenland ice melting [Oh NOES!]

    08/13/2013 10:46:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 11 Aug 2013 | Provided by Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
    Modeled basal ice temperatures of the present-day Greenland Ice Shield across the Summit region, GRIP and GISP2 indicate borehole locations. Credit: A. Petrunin/GFZ The Greenland ice sheet is melting from below, caused by a high heat flow from the mantle into the lithosphere. This influence is very variable spatially and has its origin in an exceptionally thin lithosphere. Consequently, there is an increased heat flow from the mantle and a complex interplay between this geothermal heating and the Greenland ice sheet. The international research initiative IceGeoHeat led by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences establishes in the current...
  • Ice Cold Bunk

    08/07/2007 7:03:42 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies · 951+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 07 aug 07 | Patrick J. Michaels
    Ten senators -- seven Democrats, two Republicans, and one independent -- have just returned with differing views from a tour of Greenland. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the risk of Greenland's ice sheet "being lost." Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) said "melting Greenland ice would cause a 23-foot rise in sea levels worldwide." Bob Corker (R-TN) was more circumspect, saying only that "we're digging in to understand this issue." Sanders' and Mikulski's statements are reminiscent of Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, which contains a montage showing much of Florida disappearing as Greenland melts away. This wacko scenario has never enjoyed much...
  • Second giant ice island set to break off Greenland glacier

    09/06/2011 9:23:40 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    MSNBC ^ | updated 9/1/2011 10:43:21 AM ET | By Ian Johnston
    <p>The Petermann Glacier seen in August, 2009. The cliffs on the left are about 3,000 feet high, about the same height as three Eiffel Towers or more than two Willis Towers.</p> <p>Taken nearly two years after the picture above, this photo shows the extent of the ice loss. The channel is about ten miles wide.</p>
  • Scientists capture dramatic footage of Arctic glaciers melting in hours (We're doomed)

    02/23/2009 6:28:16 AM PST · by PROCON · 94 replies · 3,090+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Feb. 20, 2009 | Jessica Salter
    Glaciologist Jason Box has been testing a Moulin, a shaft that allows water to travel from the glacier's surface to its bottom, in a glacier on the Greenland ice cap to find out how fast it is melting. Dr Box said: “The Moulin is the epicentre of our concern because all the water is running down at this one point. “It’s just bottomless, no light escapes.” Balanced on the edge of an ice sheet the team used a flow meter to measure the water speed. He said: “There’s no escape from a Moulin. It’s just got danger written all over...
  • Island Found in Arctic Circle ("Warming Island")

    04/23/2007 6:50:50 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 59 replies · 2,686+ views
    Ananova ^ | April 17, 2007
    A new island has been discovered in the Arctic after rising temperatures melted the giant ice sheet which covered it. The rocky mass - dubbed Warming Island - lies 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle in eastern Greenland, reports The Sun. It was found by US explorer Dennis Schmitt 60 and is seen as further proof of global warming. Danish mapping expert Hans Jepsen said: "It was clearly detached from the mainland when the connecting glacier-bridge retreated southward." Explorer Schmitt said: "There is a dark side to this. We were all aware of the dire consequences."
  • NSA's ‘Homeland' includes Canada, Greenland, Mexico, Central America

    08/02/2013 7:13:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/2/13 | Josh Peterson
    Americans now have responsibility for a bunch of new places they can’t find on a map. It turns out that the National Security Agency considers Canada, Greenland, Mexico and parts of Central America as part of the U.S. “Homeland.” During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein — chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence — displayed a diagram that revealed the NSA considers Mexico, Canada, Greenland and parts of Central American as part of the U.S. ‘Homeland.’ The diagram displayed by Feinstein visualized the 54 events around the world allegedly disrupted by the...
  • Ice core data supports ancient space impact idea (cosmic impact about 12,900 years ago?)

    08/01/2013 3:35:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/1/13 | Simon Redfern
    New data from Greenland ice cores suggest North America may have suffered a large cosmic impact about 12,900 years ago. A layer of platinum is seen in ice of the same age as a known abrupt climate transition, US scientists report. The climate flip has previously been linked to the demise of the North American "Clovis" people. The data seem to back the idea that an impact tipped the climate into a colder phase, a point of current debate. Rapid climate change occurred 12,900 years ago, and it is proposed that this is associated with the extinction of large mammals...
  • Ancient Irish texts show volcanic link to cold weather

    06/08/2013 11:22:42 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Matt McGrath
    In the dim light of the Dark Ages, the Irish literary tradition stands out like a beacon. At monastic centres across the island, scribes recorded significant events such as feast days, obituaries and descriptions of extreme cold and heat. These chronicles are generally known as the Irish Annals and in this report, scientists and historians have looked at 40,000 entries in the texts dating from AD431 to 1649. The researchers also looked at the Greenland Ice Sheet Project (GISP2) ice-core data... The scientists in the team identified 48 volcanic eruptions in the time period spanning 1,219 years. Of these, 38...
  • The sun rises two days early in Greenland, sparking fears that climate change is accelerating

    01/14/2011 5:48:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 140 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 14, 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The sun over Greenland has risen two days early, baffling scientists and sparking fears that Arctic icecaps are melting faster than previously thought. Experts say the sun should have risen over the Arctic nation's most westerly town, Ilulissat, yesterday, ending a month-and-a-half of winter darkness. But for the first time in history light began creeping over the horizon at around 1pm on Tuesday - 48 hours ahead of the usual date of 13 January. Thomas Posch, of the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Vienna, said that a local change of the horizon was 'by far the most obvious...
  • Scientists left Open-mouthed after shark eats polar bear

    08/12/2008 12:45:17 PM PDT · by wildbill · 63 replies · 1,228+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 08/12/2008 | Jenny Haworth
    SCIENTISTS have been stunned by the discovery of a shark that had eaten a polar bear. Part of the jaw of a young polar bear was found in the stomach of a Greenland shark in Svalbard, northern Norway. Kit Kovacs, of the Norwegian Polar Institute, said: "We've never heard of this before. "We don't know how it got there. We can't say whether or not the shark took a swimming young bear or ate a carcase.
  • MEGAMOUTH SHARK PICTURE: Ultra-Rare Shark Found, Eaten (+ Mouthwatering Recipe)

    04/10/2009 2:03:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 7,386+ views
    National Geographic ^ | April 7, 2009
    In just a short time, one of the rarest sharks in the world went from swimming in Philippine waters to simmering in coconut milk. The 13-foot-long (4-meter-long) megamouth shark (pictured), caught on March 30 by mackerel fishers off the city of Donsol, was only the 41st megamouth shark ever found, according to WWF-Philippines. Fishers brought the odd creature—which died during its capture—to local project manager Elson Aca of WWF, an international conservation nonprofit. Aca immediately identified it as a megamouth shark and encouraged the fishers not to eat it. But the draw of the delicacy was too great: The 1,102-pound...
  • Greenland's disappearing lakes leave giant ice sheets largely unmoved [Global Warming Alert]

    04/17/2008 6:21:08 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 10 replies · 23+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | April 18 2008 | Alok Jha
    · Meltwater plays only small role in glacier flow · Study casts doubt on 'lubrication' theory Fears that the rapid draining of water from the top of Greenland's ice sheet may be contributing to the rise of global sea levels have been allayed by new research. Though scientists confirmed that the water can drain away faster than Niagara Falls, it did not seem to accelerate the movement of the ice sheet into the ocean as previously thought. Receding ice sheets are of major concern to climate scientists because the melting water could lead to a rise in sea levels. In...
  • Weather, not climate, caused the brief surface melt in Greenland last summer

    04/04/2013 11:40:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | April 3, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Readers may recall the breathless wailing over a brief period of surface melt detected by satellites last year. The way the media and alarmists who drive the media behaved, you’d think that global warming had set the planet on fire. Maybe their beef was over the red color in the satellite image that accompanied the press release. Extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet on July 8 (left) and July 12 (right) 2012. Measurements from three satellites showed that on July 8, about 40 percent of the ice sheet had undergone thawing at or near the surface. In...
  • Greenland warns EU may miss out on its mineral wealth

    03/09/2013 6:38:04 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, March 7, 2013 | Alistair Scrutton (Editing by Anthony Barker)
    Greenland's prime minister warned the European Union he could scrap a preliminary deal intended to safeguard the bloc's access to his country's huge mineral resources, saying Brussels has failed to follow through. "I don't understand the behavior of the (European) Commission," leftist Kuupik Kleist said on Wednesday in his office... Kleist's comments to Reuters signal Greenland may be increasingly willing to play off rival powers from Brussels to Beijing that are drawn by its minerals as global warming opens up sea routes and mining prospects. Kleist, who grew up harpooning whales from a remote village in northern Greenland, faces a...
  • MEPs to vote on EU 'ban on all forms of pornography'

    03/09/2013 5:05:58 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/08/2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    Controversy has erupted over next Tuesday's European Parliament resolution "on eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU", meant to mark international women's day, after libertarian Swedish MEPs from the Pirate Party spotted the call for a ban in the small print. While not legally binding, the vote could be the first step towards European legislation as the EU's assembly increasingly flexes its political muscle within Europe's institutions.
  • First complete ice core record of last interglacial period shows the climate of Greenland ......

    01/25/2013 11:35:03 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 24, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Study: ‘ Greenland ice sheet is not as sensitive to temperature increases and to ice melting and running out to sea in warm climate periods ‘.The climate graph shows the temperature from the previous warm interglacial period, the Eemian (left) throughout the entire ice age to present time. The blue colours indicate ice from a cold period, the red colour is ice from a warm period and yellow and green is from the climate period in between. The new results show that during the Eemian period 130,000 to 115,000 thousand years ago the climate in Greenland was around 8 degrees...
  • Modern Greenland Melt Echoed in 126,000-Year-Old Ice

    01/23/2013 11:42:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 1/23/13 | Stephanie Pappas
    A new look at the melting of Greenland's ice sheet more than 115,000 years ago reveals that even though the climate was much warmer than today's, the ice was only a few hundred feet thinner than in modern times. Given that sea level was also much higher during this long-ago period, the findings mean that Antarctica must have experienced major melt to boost the oceans. These results could hint at what's to come in today's warming world, the researchers report Thursday (Jan. 24) in the journal Nature. "Even though the warm Eemian period was a period when the oceans were...
  • Seal diet provides clue to disappearance of Norse from Greenland

    11/21/2012 5:18:33 AM PST · by Renfield · 33 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 11-2012
    Greenland’s Viking settlers, the Norse, disappeared suddenly and mysteriously from Greenland about 500 years ago. Natural disasters, climate change and the inability to adapt have all been proposed as theories to explain their disappearance. But now a Danish-Canadian research team has demonstrated the Norse society did not die out due to an inability to adapt to the Greenlandic diet: an isotopic analysis of their bones shows they ate plenty of seals.“Our analysis shows that the Norse in Greenland ate lots of food from the sea, especially seals,” says Jan Heinemeier, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University. “Our analysis shows...
  • Romans, Han Dynasty were greenhouse gas emitters: study

    10/04/2012 8:37:26 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 24 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | Wed Oct 3, 2012 4:35pm EDT | Alister Doyle
    (Reuters) - A 200-year period covering the heyday of both the Roman Empire and China's Han dynasty saw a big rise in greenhouse gases, according to a study that challenges the U.N. view that man-made climate change only began around 1800. A record of the atmosphere trapped in Greenland's ice found the level of heat-trapping methane rose about 2,000 years ago and stayed at that higher level for about two centuries. Methane was probably released during deforestation to clear land for farming and from the use of charcoal as fuel, for instance to smelt metal to make weapons, lead author...
  • Human Greenhouse Gas Emissions Traced to Roman Times

    10/05/2012 4:04:55 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies
    LiveScience ^ | October 5, 2012 | Tia Ghose
    By burning wood, humans have been significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions as far back as the Roman Empire, researchers say. The finding may lead scientists to rethink some aspects of climate change models, which assume humans weren't responsible for much greenhouse gas before the Industrial Revolution. "It was believed that emissions started in 1850. We showed that humans already started to impact greenhouse effects much before," study co-author Célia Sapart of Utretcht University in the Netherlands said. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with 20 times the warming power of carbon dioxide, Sapart told LiveScience. Forest fires, wetlands and...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Goat Aurora Over Greenland

    10/03/2012 3:19:15 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    NASA ^ | October 03, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Sometimes it's hard to believe what you see in the sky. During the Shelios Expedition to Greenland in late August, even veteran sky enthusiasts saw auroras so colorful, so fast changing, and so unusual in form that they could remember nothing like it. As the ever changing auroras evolved, huge shapes spread across the sky morphed from one familiar form into another, including what looked to be the head of a goat (shown above), the head of an elephant, a strange green-tailed comet, and fingers on a celestial hand. Even without the aurora, the sky would be notable for...
  • Mass grave in London reveals how volcano caused global catastrophe

    08/05/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-4-2012 | Dalya Alberge
    When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century victims of the Black Death or the Great Famine of 1315-17. Now they have been astonished by a more explosive explanation – a cataclysmic volcano that had erupted a century earlier, thousands of miles away in the tropics, and wrought havoc on medieval Britons. Scientific evidence – including radiocarbon dating of the bones and geological data from across the globe – shows for the first time that mass fatalities in the 13th century were caused by one...
  • Greenland ice sheet melted at unprecedented rate during July

    07/26/2012 5:49:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    (Manchester) Guardian ^ | July 24, 2012 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
  • Greenland’s mineral rush 'could lead to independence' (and then EU enslavement)

    07/25/2012 2:36:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25 July 2012
    Courted by multinational companies and foreign heads of state over its rare minerals and potential oil resources, Greenland could win full independence from Denmark and join the European Union as a free state, according to one expert on the Arctic. Greenland’s leader Kuupik Kleist is boxing above his weight when it comes to foreign policy. Although the premier represents an autonomous island of just 57,000 people, within the last couple of months he has met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and representatives from the Chinese government. Greenland is a self-ruled territory in...
  • Greenland Ice Melt every 150 years is ‘right on time’

    07/24/2012 7:44:35 PM PDT · by Rocky · 14 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 24, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    “Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time,” says Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data. ----------------------------------- I covered this over the weekend when Bill McKibben started wailing about the albedo going off the charts. I thought it might be soot related. The PR below and quote above is from NASA Goddard. I had to laugh at the title of their press release, where they cite “Unprecedented...
  • Crack in the Earth: Greenland glacier loses ice island twice the size of Manhattan

    07/17/2012 9:19:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies
    Watts up with That? ^ | July 17, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    It’s business as usual at the Petermann glacier, doing what a glacier does, calving ice into the sea. We reported on another chunk in 2010, four Manhattans in size. Borrowing from an oft used media ploy, at this rate, it will be down to ice cube size in ten years. I wonder though, if we’d ever have noticed any of this without MODIS? Keep that in mind when reading the claims.At left An ice island twice the size of Manhattan has calved from Petermann Glacier off northern Greenland. At right, the 2010 calving, with the crack for the new chunk...
  • Oldest known impact crater found

    07/08/2012 11:37:26 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 15 replies
    Cardiff University ^ | Cardiff University
    A 100 kilometre-wide crater has been found in Greenland, the result of a massive asteroid or comet impact a billion years before any other known collision on Earth.
  • In Denmark, Hu Jintao (Red China's president) sets eyes on Greenland's minerals

    06/18/2012 2:46:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 18 June 2012 | (EurActiv.com with Reuters)
    Chinese President Hu Jintao's three-day visit to Denmark may ostensibly have been about signing billions worth of business deals, but a stake in Greenland's huge mineral wealth may have been the elephant in the room. Greenland, a self-governing dependency of Denmark, has some of the world's biggest deposits of rare earth elements, strategically important metals in which China has a near monopoly. The Atlantic island is also situated next to sea lanes that are increasingly important as the Arctic melts, and Washington has an air base in the northwest of the territory. That may explain why the leader of the...
  • Historical Imagery of Greenland Glaciers Lessens Sea Level Rise Alarm

    06/05/2012 10:31:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 4, 2012 | By Pat Michaels via World Climate Report
    A new study using historical images of glaciers in southeast Greenland to investigate glacier response to climate changes suggests that the recently observed acceleration of ice loss from Greenland may not be a long-term phenomenon. Instead, as marine terminating glaciers reach their grounding line and as the termini of land-terminating glaciers migrate upwards in elevation, ice loss rates from glacial discharge may slacken. According to Anders Bjørk and co-researchers: [T]he recent high rate of retreat may come to a slowdown when retreating marine-terminating glaciers reach their grounding line and become less sensitive to the influence of ocean temperature, or through...
  • Greenland's Glaciers Retreated Faster in the 1930s

    06/04/2012 2:56:13 PM PDT · by Freestate316 · 2 replies
    The Register ^ | June 2, 2012 | Lewis Page
    Greenland glaciers retreated faster in the 1930s