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Greenland Living up to its' Name
« on: July 25, 2012, 05:14:37 AM »
Houston, we've got a problem.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/24/greenland-ice-sheet-thaw-nasa

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Re: Greenland Living up to its' Name
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 06:30:12 AM »
I am sure the development community is already looking at marketing "farmettes" on Greenland.
Amazing images.
Watch for the squalling and tantrums from the butt-picking, finger sniffing right about the liberal cabal cooking up their own facts. As predictable as sunrise.
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Re: Greenland Living up to its' Name
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 05:01:43 PM »
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The most immediate consequences are sea level rise and a further warming of the Arctic. In the centre of Greenland, the ice remains up to 3,000 metres deep. On the edges, however, the ice is much, much thinner and has been melting into the sea.

And that's just for starters. You can google it and get plenty of info about the fact that a huge ice melt from the Greenland would slam the breaks on the Atlantic current conveyor belt thermocline that keeps Northen Europe from going into a deep freeze even as the overall global climate warms. The really nasty thing about the Greenland icecap is that it's mostly on ground above sea level. Unlike the popular view, as shown in this article, that heat melts the ice and more water flows to oceans gradually until the 3 km or more thick ice packs shrink, it doesn't quite work that way except superficially. Scientists discovered less than a decade ago that melt water goes down to the base of these caps far away from the ocean. This melt water had been thought previously to refreeze but, using sensors, they found that the huge pressures down there made the melt water remain in the liquid state as viscous ice pack lubricant. This sets the stage, as per a large ice cube on a slightly tilted plate, for the "ice cube" or a large portion of it, to slide into the ocean. The potential for this is increasing because the cork on the big slide has been the glaciers on the coasts. As the article says, that part is thinning so no more cork.
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Re: Greenland Living up to its' Name
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 05:18:16 PM »
One more thing. The extent and spread of radionuclides in the atmosphere from Fukushima (that continues spewing them into the air and the ocean) enhance any atmospheric heating. This is a no-brainer because radionuclides are tiny heat factories that just keep pumping out the radiation that hits something and eventually turns into an added heat load on snow, ice, the ground or whatever it hits. This is a decades long phenomenum due to Cesium-137 and other poisons deposited. They figured all that out in the 1960s after using the atmosphere for all those atomic bombs and observing the effects on micro and macro climate. As usual, the PR outlets do not want to touch the Fukushima radionuclide heat booster effect on global warming with a ten foot pole but I will bet you Fukushima is playing a major role in arctic melting.
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Re: Greenland Living up to its' Name
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 09:07:44 PM »
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46 Square Miles Of Iceberg Break Off In Greenland

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Itís more than glaciers in Greenland that are melting. Scientists also reported this week that the Arctic had the largest sea ice loss on record for June.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/46-square-miles-of-iceberg-break-off-in-greenland-video.html#ixzz21ysyx5Kh
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