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Well last year in August Oftencold and other deniers put their opinion in words relating to news about the alarmist weather change freaks might have made most think, "could it be true or are the deniers right?" Yet infringed we continue to watch and report what is found by science and others research so the general public is informed.

Now each person has a right to their own thoughts and formed opinions. And the right to express them. Which they as well as I do now and again. I just use what facts can be produced as this topic is far to important to share just opinions on.

This was reported by those who care about the end results for this planet, nature and the billions of people at risk.


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A Massive Crack Is Threatening to Cause an Entire Antarctic Ice Shelf to Collapse

An iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break free.
BEC CREW
23 AUG 2016

Scientists have been monitoring a fracture in one of the world’s biggest ice shelves, and report that in the last five months alone, it’s grown an extra 22 kilometres (13.67 miles) in length, and now stretches for a total of 130 km (80 miles).

It’s now only a matter of time before a massive chunk of this Antarctic ice shelf - known as Larsen C - breaks free, and then we’ll have the third largest loss of Antarctic ice in recorded history on our hands...................................
A massive crack is threatening to cause an entire Antarctic ice shelf to collapse - ScienceAlert

And of course the deniers were wrong as usual despite all the proof and talk they produce...
And it is because they don't accept mankind is at fault. And that is it! Really mankind has raped this planet for thousands of years and each year they get better at it.
Now they want to venture into space and do the same damn thing.

But first read this!
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A huge Antarctic glacier just lost another chunk of ice — and we know because of NASA
By Chelsea Harvey February 22 at 3:39 PM

An iceberg calves from Pine Island glacier, Jan. 26, 2017. (Credit: NASA)

One of Antarctica’s most rapidly melting glaciers has shed yet another large block of ice in an event that NASA scientists say is “further evidence of the ice shelf’s fragility.” The agency drew attention to the incident in a tweet Wednesday morning.

Pine Island Glacier, located on the edge of the increasingly unstable ice sheet of West Antarctica, is a top concern for climate scientists and one of the region’s biggest potential contributors to global sea level rise. It’s pouring about 50 billion tons of ice into the ocean each year, and scientists think this rate could continue to increase in the future. Altogether, the glacier has the potential to raise global sea levels by an estimated two feet.

Scientists’ concern stems largely from the glacier’s interaction with the ocean, which laps against the exposed front of the floating ice shelf and also travels deep beneath it. Warming ocean waters can cause glaciers to melt from the bottom up, making them less stable and more likely to break. In fact, Pine Island Glacier has experienced several significant calving events — that’s when an iceberg breaks off from the ice shelf — in recent years. In 2015, the glacier lost a massive iceberg with an area of more than 200 square miles.

The most recent event, which was captured via satellite imagery at the end of January, is small in comparison — NASA scientists estimate that the area of ice lost only spans a square mile or so. But the event speaks to the fact that the glacier is still melting and breaking.

“I think this event is the calving equivalent of an ‘aftershock’ following the much bigger event,” said Ian Howat, a glaciologist at Ohio State University, in a recent statement. “Apparently, there are weaknesses in the ice shelf — just inland of the rift that caused the 2015 calving — that are resulting in these smaller breaks.” Indeed, scientists have previously observed multiple small rifts in the ice that they think could lead to more calving events in the future.

The incident comes as the future of the agency’s climate research grows increasingly uncertain. Last November, just after President Trump was elected, one of his campaign advisers shocked the climate science community by suggesting that the new administration should curtail NASA climate research activities.

And now, the issue has cropped up again in a hearing conducted last Thursday by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. At the hearing, committee chair Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) reportedly stated that he’d like to see a “rebalancing” at NASA, and later told E&E News that he’d like the agency to focus more on space exploration, while other agencies can focus on earth sciences and climate change. (On the space front, NASA researchers were part of a broader team that just discovered a striking group of seven exoplanets orbiting close to a nearby sun, all of which are in an Earthlike temperature range.)

Although it’s true that other federal agencies are also instrumental players when it comes to U.S. climate science, NASA’s satellite observations give the agency a unique and probably irreplaceable role when it comes to climate research. NASA data have been used in everything from constructing global temperature records to monitoring ice melt at the poles and recording events such as the recent calving at Pine Island. Experts have noted that cutting the agency’s earth sciences research could be devastating not only for U.S. scientists, but for climate researchers around the world.

It’s also notable that the agency has continued to post about climate science when other agencies — most notably the Environmental Protection Agency — appear to have reduced their communications under the new administration. Shortly after the inauguration, Trump administration officials enacted a temporary media blackout for certain federal agencies, including the EPA and the Interior and Agriculture departments. And although most agencies resumed communications as usual shortly thereafter, the EPA remained almost completely silent on social media until the official appointment of Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator last week.

For now, it seems like business as usual for NASA as the agency continues to keep the public informed about Pine Island and other climate news...............
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I did I bought new swim trunks salty.
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shouldn't we prepare some how?
Yeah we should. Because;
It will happen whether we like it or not.
It will happen whether we pray or not
It will happen whether we stop using fossil fuels or not.
It will happen even if Al Gore and the Hollywood elites stop using their jets to travel and speak the evils of using their jets.

It will happen even if President Trump is somehow impeached.

How many times must I say it?
The earth is changing.
The earth has always changed
Prepare or die.
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Yeah we should. Because;
It will happen whether we like it or not.
It will happen whether we pray or not
It will happen whether we stop using fossil fuels or not.
It will happen even if Al Gore and the Hollywood elites stop using their jets to travel and speak the evils of using their jets.

It will happen even if President Trump is somehow impeached.

How many times must I say it?
The earth is changing.
The earth has always changed
Prepare or die.
Ice shelf's collapse? Who knew. The last time the world's ice didn't collapse and melt was a few million years ago. Ice a few hundred miles thick reached as far as southern US. Then it finally collapsed. Finally melted. The largest melt of ice ever on this earth. Not an automobile in sight. Immediately prior the earth was warm.

You are aware are you not, that without ice melting there would be no standing water standing liquid water anywhere?
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Yeah we should. Because;
It will happen whether we like it or not.
It will happen whether we pray or not
It will happen whether we stop using fossil fuels or not.
It will happen even if Al Gore and the Hollywood elites stop using their jets to travel and speak the evils of using their jets.

It will happen even if President Trump is somehow impeached.

How many times must I say it?
The earth is changing.
The earth has always changed
Prepare or die.
The thing that bothers me most is that if all the ice melts per predictions, I'll have to drink warm scotch. Otherwise cigars and shorts on the deck in February works for me.
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The thing that bothers me most is that if all the ice melts per predictions, I'll have to drink warm scotch. Otherwise cigars and shorts on the deck in February works for me.
Putting a good scotch on the rocks is #afailure! what a loser!
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