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  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The world’s largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald Hårfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • Breedlove tells Congress US must rebuild forces in Europe to confront newly aggressive Russia

    02/25/2016 4:17:55 PM PST · by a_Turk · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 25, 2016 | John Vandiver
    The U.S. military must rebuild in Europe to face a more aggressive Russia, whose advanced submarines, weapons systems and geographic advantage have the U.S. “playing zone defense,” the top U.S. commander in Europe said Thursday. “We have about 20 years of a different paradigm to correct,” Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command, said during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. Breedlove, who has led EUCOM during the command’s biggest transformation in a generation, said he did not foresee a need to return to a Cold War-style military posture. But the era of trying to make a partner...
  • Bell of battlecruiser sunk 75 years ago in Royal Navy's biggest ever disaster retrieved from [tr]

    05/25/2016 5:47:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sam Tonkin
    The bell from HMS Hood has been unveiled by the Princess Royal to mark the 75th anniversary of the Royal Navy's largest loss of life from a single vessel. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen - who funded the expedition to retrieve the bell from the seabed of the Denmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland - attended the event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where the bell has gone on display. Anne struck eight bells at midday during the ceremony, held with HMS Victory as a backdrop, watched by descendants of some of the 1,415 sailors who died when the battleship was hit...
  • Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries

    02/22/2016 12:56:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 154 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 22, 2016 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    The oceans are rising faster than at any point in the last 28 centuries, and human emissions of greenhouse gases are primarily responsible, scientists reported Monday. They added that the flooding that is starting to make life miserable in many coastal towns - like Miami Beach; Norfolk, Va.; and Charleston, S.C. - was largely a consequence of those emissions, and that it is likely to grow worse in coming years. The ocean could rise as much as three or four feet by 2100, as ocean water expands and the great ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica begin to collapse. Experts...
  • ‘No Extinctions’: Polar Bears Survived Periods When The Arctic Had No Ice(DOH!)

    01/11/2016 10:40:34 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 1/11/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore shocked Americans in "An Inconvenient Truth" when he said polar bears were drowning because global warming was melting Arctic sea ice, but now a new study shows that polar bears did just fine even when there was no ice covering the Arctic. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks released a study claiming the "stratigraphic record of the last 1.5 (million years) indicates that no marine species' extinction events occurred despite major climate oscillations," including periods where the Arctic was completely ice-free in summertime. "Some species thought to be...
  • Watching Greenland melt from Paris

    12/09/2015 12:41:11 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-8-15 | John Sutter
    Olafur Eliasson, an Icelandic-Danish artist who lassoed and transported tons of ice from Greenland to Paris for a new climate change-inspired exhibit, bets you haven't. "The truth is the ice is amazing. It's so touching to look at," he told me, standing in front of 12 hunks of Greenland that glittered blue-white in front of the Pantheon in Paris. The ice blocks -- totaling nearly 100 tons, he told me -- are arranged in the shape of a clock. You can see streaks of air and tiny bubbles in the ice. Put your ear to it, as I did at...
  • Vikings' mysterious abandonment of Greenland was not due to climate change, study suggests

    12/07/2015 6:24:36 PM PST · by skeptoid · 47 replies
    The Washington Post via Alaska Dispatch News ^ | December 7, 2015 | Chris Mooney
    It has often been cited as one of the classic examples of how changes in climate have shaped human history. Circa the year 985, Erik the Red led 25 ships from Iceland to Greenland, launching a Norse settlement there and giving the vast ice continent the name "Greenland." Within just a few decades, the Norse -- sometimes also dubbed Vikings -- would make it to Newfoundland as well. They maintained settlements of up to a few thousand people in southwest Greenland for several centuries, keeping livestock and hunting seals, building churches whose ruins still stand today, and sending back valuable...
  • The New York Times looks at us, decides we’re idiots, and lies right to our face

    11/12/2015 8:24:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/12/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Yes of course we know the media is an enemy of freedom. Their lies prove that every day; but sometimes it gets a little too old and tired to sit by and make believe we don’t know they are liars. A recent insane lie from the New York Times (naturally) breathlessly announced not only is Greenland melting but when it does fade away, the worldwide sea level will increase by 20 feet! This would, of course, effectively bring about the end of the world for all but a few backward tribes living in mountains somewhere. This claim doesn’t come from...
  • Why some scientists are worried about a surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic

    09/28/2015 6:22:55 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 24 Sept 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    It is, for our home planet, an extremely warm year. Indeed, last week we learned from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that the first eight months of 2015 were the hottest such stretch yet recorded for the globe’s surface land and oceans, based on temperature records going back to 1880. It’s just the latest evidence that we are, indeed, on course for a record-breaking warm year in 2015. Yet, if you look closely, there’s one part of the planet that is bucking the trend. In the North Atlantic Ocean south of Greenland and Iceland, the ocean surface has seen...
  • Earth’s Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning (Guess who?)

    07/23/2015 2:04:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Slate ^ | July 20, 2015 | Eric Holthaus
    In what may prove to be a turning point for political action on climate change, a breathtaking new study casts extreme doubt about the near-term stability of global sea levels. The study—written by James Hansen, NASA’s former lead climate scientist, and 16 co-authors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields—concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years. The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, brings new importance to a feedback loop...
  • Greenland Vikings 'had Celtic blood'

    03/23/2010 8:28:05 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 55 replies · 982+ views ^ | Friday, March 19, 2010 | RC News
    An analysis of DNA from a Viking gravesite near a 1000 year-old church in southern Greenland shows that those buried there had strong Celtic bloodlines... The analysis -- performed by Danish researchers on bones from skeletons found during excavations in south Greenland -- revealed that the settlers' Nordic blood was mixed with Celtic blood, probably originating from the British Isles. Danish archaeologists are currently conducting the first regional study of southern Greenland's original settlers, whose colonies date back to the year 985. The skeletons disinterred outside the old church also date back to just a few years after that period....
  • Climate played big role in Vikings’ disappearance from Greenland

    05/30/2011 1:12:10 PM PDT · by decimon · 55 replies
    Brown University ^ | May 30, 2011 | Varied
    Greenland's early Viking settlers were subjected to rapidly changing climate. Temperatures plunged several degrees in a span of decades, according to research from Brown University. A reconstruction of 5,600 years of climate history from lakes near the Norse settlement in western Greenland also shows how climate affected the Dorset and Saqqaq cultures. Results appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The end of the Norse settlements on Greenland likely will remain shrouded in mystery. While there is scant written evidence of the colony’s demise in the 14th and early 15th centuries, archaeological remains can...
  • Was Christopher Columbus in Greenland 15 years before he discovered America?

    06/12/2015 3:01:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies
    Christopher Columbus wrote that he sailed in February 1477 to an island a hundred miles beyond Tile (Iceland). This trip, which would have led him to Greenland according to the distance he mentioned, was questioned many times in the 20th century. Arguments against accepting his claim have been that ice and snow would not have allowed him to make an expedition to the North in winter, and that the details he had given about the size of the tides (26 braccia) were far too overstated to be taken seriously. Taking into consideration new research concerning the change of climate at...
  • Here’s Why Global Warming Alarmists Don’t Talk About Greenland

    06/06/2015 8:06:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 6/5/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Climate scientists, environmentalists and politicians worried about man-made global warming sounded the alarm this year when Arctic sea ice levels hit their lowest extent on record for March. Some even warned this could signal an ice-free north pole this summer, or in the near future. But alarmists have been neglecting an inconvenient fact about the polar region: Greenland is seeing healthy levels of ice and record cold temperatures over parts of the polar island.
  • America’s First Mass [Ecumenical]

    05/18/2014 5:37:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies ^ | 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. …

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...