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Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:01 AM

West Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out

[link:Http://m.phys.org/news/2016-11-west-antarctic-ice-shelf.html|Http://m.phys.org/news/2016-11-west-antarctic-ice-shelf.html]

"It's generally accepted that it's no longer a question of whether the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will melt, it's a question of when," said study leader Ian Howat, associate professor of earth sciences at Ohio State. "This kind of rifting behavior provides another mechanism for rapid retreat of these glaciers, adding to the probability that we may see significant collapse of West Antarctica in our lifetimes."

More at link. I'm sure this isn't a hoax! But maybe Donald believes the Chinese are digging this rift.

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neeksgeek Nov 2016 OP
femmedem Nov 2016 #1
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DFW Nov 2016 #2
neeksgeek Nov 2016 #3
mopinko Nov 2016 #5
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Response to neeksgeek (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:16 AM

1. Can you edit your OP to include the link?

Thanks for posting this. There are so many important issues right now, but we can't lose sight of the urgency of climate change.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:29 AM

4. Here's the link at Phys.org

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Response to neeksgeek (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:21 AM

2. If that happens

Visiting Miami will only be possible with scuba gear.

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Response to neeksgeek (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:26 AM

3. Link

I did include the link in the OP but obviously it didn't get posted. I'm on my phone and must have done something silly. Anyway I can't edit the post, so here is the link.


http://m.phys.org/news/2016-11-west-antarctic-ice-shelf.html|

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Response to neeksgeek (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 09:21 AM

5. the time lapse is terrifying.

not so much the calving ice bergs, but you can really see a huge field of the glacier moving.

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Response to neeksgeek (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 02:39 PM

6. I feel sorry for the poor that will be harmed by this. The deniers, though? Nope.

Hope they fucking drown inside their million-dollar beachfront properties.

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