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  • Big Antarctic glacier to keep raising seas, even without warming (Pine Island Glacier)

    02/20/2014 4:20:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/20/14 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - A thawing Antarctic glacier that is the biggest contributor to rising sea levels is likely to continue shrinking for decades, even without an extra spur from global warming, a study showed on Thursday. Scientists said the Pine Island Glacier, which carries more water to the sea than the Rhine River, also thinned 8,000 years ago at rates comparable to the present, in a melt that lasted for decades, perhaps for centuries. "Our findings reveal that Pine Island Glacier has experienced rapid thinning at least once in the past, and that, once set in motion, rapid ice sheet...
  • Seas may rise 2.3 metres per degree of global warming-report ('WaterWorld Dead Ahead' Barf Alert!!)

    07/15/2013 9:57:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/15/13 | Erik Kirschbaum - Reuters
    BERLIN, July 15 | Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:22am EDT (Reuters) - Sea levels could rise by 2.3 metres for each degree Celsius that global temperatures increase and they will remain high for centuries to come, according to a new study by the leading climate research institute, released on Monday. Anders Levermann said his study for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research was the first to examine evidence from climate history and combine it with computer simulations of contributing factors to long-term sea-level increases: thermal expansion of oceans, the melting of mountain glaciers and the melting of the Greenland...
  • Pelosi: Obama can't control the weather

    09/05/2012 11:58:04 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/5/12 | Mike Lillis
    Rain concerns forcing the Democrats to move President Obama's convention speech to a smaller venue Thursday night won't dampen spirits or dilute the president's message, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday. The Democratic leader said the weather is "a higher power" that the president can't control. "It's rain, what can we do?" Pelosi said at a breakfast sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor. "There are some decisions that are made from a different place and whether it rains or not is not in the president's control."
  • Angry Seas

    05/11/2012 9:37:32 PM PDT · by Windflier · 50 replies
    Dump.com ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    A video salute to all you sailors and mariners out there. You're the bravest people on earth.
  • Seas will rise by 99 metres less than the A[ustralian]BC warned

    05/22/2011 5:13:19 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 31 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | May 22, 2011 | Andrew Bolt
    Even Professor Willi Steffen, an alarmist with the Climate Commission, predicts a sea level rise by 2100 of no higher than a metre: Professor Steffen’s report strongly defends the scientific finding that human emissions of carbon dioxide are causing the world to warm, predicts the sea could rise by up to a metre by 2100... So we are still waiting for the [Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s] ABC’s lead science presenter, Robyn Williams, to explain his disgraceful scaremongering: Andrew Bolt: I’m telling you, there’s a lot of fear out there. So what I do is, when I see an outlandish claim being...
  • 'All at sea': Why did U.S. use a catamaran that can't sail in rough seas to evacuate

    02/24/2011 8:32:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    daily mail ^ | 2/24/11 | Oliver Tree
    The U.S. government came under fire today for chartering a rescue boat for Americans stuck in Libya that is too small to cope with the rough Mediterranean sea. Hundreds of American citizens are spending a second night in Tripoli aboard the Maria Dolores, a small passenger ferry chartered by the U.S., trapped there because of adverse weather conditions. At the same time larger Greek and Turkish vessels have transported thousands of their own citizens to safety, crossing the choppy water to mainland Europe.
  • Plowing The Ancient Seas: Iceberg Scours Found Off South Carolina

    01/10/2008 2:43:51 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 123+ views
    Science News ^ | 1-10-2008 | Sid Perkins
    Plowing the Ancient Seas: Iceberg scours found off South Carolina Sid Perkins Recent sonar surveys off the southeastern coast of the United States have detected dozens of broad furrows on the seafloor—trenches that were carved by icebergs during the last ice age, researchers suggest. FLOW REVERSAL. Currents driving the icebergs that scoured channels in the seafloor off South Carolina at the height of the last ice age ran almost exactly opposite to today's prevailing currents. Channel shown in inset is about 100 meters wide. Hill, et al. The channels, roughly parallel to the coast, are between 10 and 100 meters...
  • Argentina Fury At UK Bid For Falklands Seas

    09/22/2007 7:42:46 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 495+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-23-2007 | Oliver Balch - Colin Freeman
    Argentina fury at UK bid for Falkland seas By Oliver Balch in Buenos Aires and Colin Freeman Last Updated: 1:00am BST 23/09/2007 Argentina has reacted furiously to plans by Britain to lay claim to vast new tracts of potentially oil and gas-rich territories in the seas off the Falklands. In a move likely to add new heat to the long-running diplomatic dispute, British officials are preparing to submit a bid to the United Nations to prove that thousands of extra square miles of the surrounding ocean floor are geographically part of the islands. The claim follows a new approach in...
  • Law of the Sea Treaty Resurfaces

    05/30/2007 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Paperdoll · 10 replies · 669+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/30/08 | Paul Weyrich
    No bad idea is ever completely defeated in this country, perhaps in other nations as well. I have seen bad ideas surfact again and again in this country. When the right is defeated, the right tends to stay defeated. I recall advocating a national right-to-work law when I worked in the Senate in the late 1970's. The member of the leadership to whom I pitched the idea exclaimed, "oh, no. We can't do that. It was defeated in 1958"! I meerely was suggesting that we try to get a vote......
  • Safety and prosperity on the seas

    09/14/2006 5:26:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 182+ views
    Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Amorelli, a Coast Guard boatswain's mate, calls to the tower of an Iraqi oil platform to find out who will be on board a supply vessel which will be boarded and searched by Coast Guard personnel. Department of Defense photo by Spc. Chris Jones. With hopes for IraqÂ’s future economic prosperity laying heavily in the oil sector, protection of the industryÂ’s infrastructure of wells, platforms and pipelines is mandatory. Coalition forces in the Arabian Gulf have for a long time been playing an often unsung, sometimes dangerous, but always vital role in keeping IraqÂ’s petroleum...
  • New York City Bids Fair Winds, Following Sea to Fleet Week Ships

    05/31/2006 5:47:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 485+ views
    NEW YORK (NNS) -- The 19th New York City Fleet Week came to a close May 31, as Sailors and Marines left New York City in their wake, headed for their next destination. While visiting the ‘Big Apple,’ Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen participated in community service events, sports competitions, military demonstrations and Memorial Day remembrances in all five boroughs. “I’m just impressed by the good, positive attitudes and willingness to work that the young Sailors express,” commented Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Paul Ablaza, a Reservist with Naval Security Forces, Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, N.J. “Seeing the dedication of...
  • Greece's Seas: The Looters' Next Destination

    12/06/2005 2:21:50 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 561+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-6-2005 | Helena Smith
    Greece's seas: the looters' next destination New law opens access for traffickers to a hoard of underwater antiquities Helena Smith in Athens Tuesday December 6, 2005 The Guardian (UK) Lost and found ... a 16th century Spanish cargo ship off Zakynthos When it was first proposed, it seemed like a good idea: open up the Greek seas to divers and create a paradise for tourists underwater. Those who backed the law never thought of it as a windfall for looters, nor did it occur to them that it might put the acquisition policies of museums under further scrutiny. But the...
  • US and allies brace for weapons trafficking in high seas

    08/21/2005 6:57:02 PM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 651+ views
    Agence France-Presses via Yahoo News Singapore ^ | August 22, 2005 | Unattributed
    It was a scenario straight out of a Tom Clancy spy novel. The United States passed on intelligence to its allies that dangerous chemicals could be shipped from a Northeast Asian country to a port in the Arabian Gulf. Japan sent out information that some ships fitting the profile of the suspect vessels had been monitored heading for their destination via the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca.
  • Warning: LOST again (Law of the Seas Treaty)

    01/31/2005 9:55:26 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 10 replies · 613+ views
    CFP ^ | January 31, 2005 | Henry Lamb
    One of the first questions asked of Condoleezza Rice during her confirmation hearing, came from Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Richard Lugar. He asked her if the administration would support ratification of the Law of the Seas Treaty. Her answer was an unequivocal "yes." Before he popped the question, with TV cameras running, Lugar said that claims by critics that the treaty would result in the loss of national sovereignty, and that the treaty authorized the UN to collect taxes--were false. Article 2(3) of the treaty says quite clearly, that: "... sovereignty over the territorial sea is exercised subject to this...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • North Pole had sub-tropical seas because of global warming

    09/07/2004 8:35:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,256+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/04 | AFP - Paris
    PARIS (AFP) - The North Pole once had a balmy, sub-tropical sea because of extreme global warming, according to European scientists who have carried out the world's deepest drilling into ancient sediment on the far northern seabed. Cores retrieved from up to 430 metres (1,397 feet) below the seafloor in waters 1,300 metres (4,550 feet) deep show that, for a brief period which occurred around 55 million years ago, the Arctic Ocean was around 20 C (68 F), compared with today's typical average temperature of minus 1.5 C (29.3 F), they said on Tuesday. "It occurred during a period called...
  • Ancient Vessel Traces Voyages Of The Past

    06/13/2002 2:31:03 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 2,402+ views
    Cyprus Mail ^ | 6-13-2002
    Ancient vessel retraces voyages of the past By Stefanos Evripidou IT LOOKS like a tree house stuck on a bamboo banana. In reality it's the incarnation of a pre-Pharaonic reed boat, designed and built to unravel the mysteries of prehistoric navigation. The Abora II drifted in to Larnaca marina yesterday. Weighing in at six- tonnes, the vessel is a totra-reed boat. It is 11.5 metres long, 3.5 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep. The man responsible for building the huge boat is Dominique Goerlitz, a biology teacher at a school in Germany. As a student, Goerlitz was fascinated by the...
  • Archaeology: Ancient Sailing On High Seas, Evidence In Ustica

    11/07/2003 8:55:09 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 842+ views
    AGI ^ | 11-3-2003
    ARCHAEOLOGY: ANCIENT SAILING ON HIGH SEAS, EVIDENCE IN USTICA (AGI) - Paestum, Italy, Nov. 7 - Ancient Mediterranean sailors crossed the high seas with techniques of navigation and orentation that we still haven't discovered, contrary to myths that need to be dispelled, such as that the only navigation was local coastal navigation. New evidence has appeared regarding ancient naval presence on the island of Ustica, discovered by underwater excavation last summer carried out by Giuliano Volpe, archaeology professor at the University of Foggia, supported by "Archeologia viva" and the archaeological superintendence of Palermo. Many of the traces of these ancient...