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Title: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Texas Pete on December 22, 2019, 04:33:32 pm
Satellite measurements taken between 1994 and 2017 have detected significant changes in the thickness of the floating ice shelves that surround the Antarctic Ice Sheet. These shelves buttress against the land-based ice, holding them in place like a safety band.

https://scitechdaily.com/antarcticas-thinning-ice-shelves-causing-more-ice-to-flow-into-sea/
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on December 26, 2019, 12:26:10 pm
Satellite measurements taken between 1994 and 2017 have detected significant changes in the thickness of the floating ice shelves that surround the Antarctic Ice Sheet. These shelves buttress against the land-based ice, holding them in place like a safety band.

https://scitechdaily.com/antarcticas-thinning-ice-shelves-causing-more-ice-to-flow-into-sea/
We should expect to see large parts of the Ice shelf calving off in the coming months if those changes have continued to the present......and also faster movement of continental ice masses. They probably have continued to the present too....IMO.
BTW, Nice thread!
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Texas Pete on December 26, 2019, 11:09:55 pm
We should expect to see large parts of the Ice shelf calving off in the coming months if those changes have continued to the present......and also faster movement of continental ice masses. They probably have continued to the present too....IMO.
BTW, Nice thread!
You believe in climate change, oh my!
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on December 28, 2019, 11:04:31 am
You believe in climate change, oh my!
All kidding aside, yes I do. Only a fool would think that climate doesn't change. Earth is dynamic.

As for belief in man made climate change.....Not so much... Man made weather change I can believe.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Sprocket on January 13, 2020, 04:19:32 pm
Just read this

The amount of heat being added to the oceans is equivalent to every person on the planet running 100 microwave ovens all day and all night.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on January 13, 2020, 07:41:42 pm
Just read this

The amount of heat being added to the oceans is equivalent to every person on the planet running 100 microwave ovens all day and all night.
Geeze, I have a hard time warming myself up in the morning .
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Chucky on January 13, 2020, 07:54:16 pm
Geeze, I have a hard time warming myself up in the morning .
Probably waffle pressure
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on January 13, 2020, 07:59:14 pm
Probably waffle pressure
The human is doing a fine job of terraforming their planet.......Just for us. hehe
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Chucky on January 14, 2020, 12:57:39 pm
The human is doing a fine job of terraforming their planet.......Just for us. hehe

https://youtu.be/PpdMElZMscU
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Chucky on January 14, 2020, 12:58:04 pm
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Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Chucky on January 14, 2020, 12:59:37 pm
I want to visit the snow in Antarctica before global warming turns it into a tropical paradise.
Steven Magee
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on January 14, 2020, 02:14:02 pm
https://youtu.be/PpdMElZMscU
it's a pyramid shaped mountain and perfectly natural in origin.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on January 14, 2020, 02:18:16 pm
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Do you want it back? I found something better....A brand new Tesla. I am much happier than before.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on January 14, 2020, 02:31:26 pm
I want to visit the snow in Antarctica before global warming turns it into a tropical paradise.
Steven Magee
I would rather visit the forests of Iceland and see the benefits of a warmer world.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on January 14, 2020, 02:37:05 pm
https://scitechdaily.com/chemists-have-found-a-productive-use-for-stockpiles-of-nuclear-waste/
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Jackie on January 24, 2020, 06:09:26 am
https://scitechdaily.com/chemists-have-found-a-productive-use-for-stockpiles-of-nuclear-waste/

I'm surprised they are just finding this out now.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on January 24, 2020, 09:48:00 am
I'm surprised they are just finding this out now.
Me too. The actual use of this method is yet to be realized however.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Jackie on January 27, 2020, 09:39:57 pm
Me too. The actual use of this method is yet to be realized however.

I guess gotta experiment 1st before using this method.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on January 28, 2020, 11:43:18 am
I guess gotta experiment 1st before using this method.
Yep... should be fast tracked too .
Still can't understand why we don't use Thorium based reactors.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Jackie on January 28, 2020, 08:32:52 pm
Yep... should be fast tracked too .
Still can't understand why we don't use Thorium based reactors.

Never hear of that will have to research this.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 15, 2020, 11:17:22 pm
All kidding aside, yes I do. Only a fool would think that climate doesn't change. Earth is dynamic.

As for belief in man made climate change.....Not so much... Man made weather change I can believe.
So if we take away all trees, this will have no effect on climate?
I dare say that if we keep up with polluting our air, land and sea then this will meet our end as we doom ourselves. Or have you ever read about the mass pollution that happened in England?
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 15, 2020, 11:22:11 pm
Never hear of that will have to research this.
Here’s what you were looking for; have a good read. 🙂
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium-based_nuclear_power
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Jackie on February 16, 2020, 05:14:03 pm
So if we take away all trees, this will have no effect on climate?
I dare say that if we keep up with polluting our air, land and sea then this will meet our end as we doom ourselves. Or have you ever read about the mass pollution that happened in England?

Did you ever hear the comedian George Carlin's take about this subject? I'll try to find a Utube clip of this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjmtSkl53h4

George Carlin on The Environment
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 22, 2020, 02:34:41 pm
Did you ever hear the comedian George Carlin's take about this subject? I'll try to find a Utube clip of this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjmtSkl53h4

George Carlin on The Environment
But if we do nothing then you’re saying that you are comfortable with the death of our own species, correct?

If you take away all the trees then you are left with deserts and oceans can only absorb so much carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide that will continue to pollute our atmosphere and this will raise temperatures that will kill even we humans.

When we do this it means we will breakdown the Earths food chain on land and our water will dry up. Pollution of our water on land will kill the waters species as our rivers, lakes and streams start to dry up and our oceans will be over fished and polluted to the point where the rest of fish cannot survive.
And this will also kill all plankton that sustains us.

Are you sure you want to travel down that road just to support the wealthy who are raking in the benefits all in the name of the all mighty dollar?

Then go on and kill our children and let not one human survive because we are not worthy to be on this Earth that we claim to love and the people on it.

I hope they all die a slow and painful death: and no amount of wealth will save them.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on February 22, 2020, 02:47:29 pm
Oh no!
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 22, 2020, 10:14:57 pm
Oh no!
I’m just stating the facts as they will come if we just sit back and do nothing while waiting for a time bomb to finish what we have started.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Jackie on February 22, 2020, 10:38:27 pm
Oh no!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgpEVzCUr3s

The Mr. Bill Show: The Amazing Sluggo - SNL

OH NO! It's the Mr. Bill show.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on February 23, 2020, 09:24:19 am
I’m just stating the facts as they will come if we just sit back and do nothing while waiting for a time bomb to finish what we have started.
Yes we need to do something. I propose banning all passenger aircraft. Earth's biggest danger is the injection of CO2 and water vapor high in the atmosphere above where most of the weather occurs.

That's precisely where it causes the most damage by trapping heat......And it takes years to settle out to lower altitudes too.....and it is continuously being added to.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Jackie on February 23, 2020, 04:15:08 pm
But if we do nothing then you’re saying that you are comfortable with the death of our own species, correct?

If you take away all the trees then you are left with deserts and oceans can only absorb so much carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide that will continue to pollute our atmosphere and this will raise temperatures that will kill even we humans.

When we do this it means we will breakdown the Earths food chain on land and our water will dry up. Pollution of our water on land will kill the waters species as our rivers, lakes and streams start to dry up and our oceans will be over fished and polluted to the point where the rest of fish cannot survive.
And this will also kill all plankton that sustains us.

Are you sure you want to travel down that road just to support the wealthy who are raking in the benefits all in the name of the all mighty dollar?

Then go on and kill our children and let not one human survive because we are not worthy to be on this Earth that we claim to love and the people on it.

I hope they all die a slow and painful death: and no amount of wealth will save them.

George isn't saying that.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 24, 2020, 12:14:49 pm
George isn't saying that.

I know what he’s saying. He’s taking about human arrogance. But it will be our own ignorance that will be our downfall if we sit back and do nothing about our conservative leadership Of Democrats and Republicans who are solely bribed by big oil companies and their owners like the Koch brothers who care nothing about the environment, but only what they can take and profit from it.

Surely you know about Liquified Fracking and the consequences of pumping those chemicals into the ground to release huge underground gas reservoirs? And those companies have been caught pumping old kerosene fuel into the ground and we all know what this does to our underground water reserves. But hey, no worries, right? You can buy all the water you want on the shelf and take a bath and still be charged for the city water that’s no longer safe to drink, or safe to take a bath in.

This happened during the Bush administration and Flint Michigan is still in trouble for their conservative government’s negligence who were bought by the same Koch brothers that even cattle ranchers are still complaining about. I mean, who cares, right?

Well, we will all care when it’s too late after this president trumptard gets done because he takes his marching orders from the same bunch of goons.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 24, 2020, 12:20:10 pm
Yes we need to do something. I propose banning all passenger aircraft. Earth's biggest danger is the injection of CO2 and water vapor high in the atmosphere above where most of the weather occurs.

That's precisely where it causes the most damage by trapping heat......And it takes years to settle out to lower altitudes too.....and it is continuously being added to.
Agreed! And we need to stop governments from doing weather experiments, as they use this to hide the fact that global warming is happening and how we are affecting our weather.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Jackie on February 24, 2020, 07:20:46 pm
I know what he’s saying. He’s taking about human arrogance. But it will be our own ignorance that will be our downfall if we sit back and do nothing about our conservative leadership Of Democrats and Republicans who are solely bribed by big oil companies and their owners like the Koch brothers who care nothing about the environment, but only what they can take and profit from it.

Surely you know about Liquified Fracking and the consequences of pumping those chemicals into the ground to release huge underground gas reservoirs? And those companies have been caught pumping old kerosene fuel into the ground and we all know what this does to our underground water reserves. But hey, no worries, right? You can buy all the water you want on the shelf and take a bath and still be charged for the city water that’s no longer safe to drink, or safe to take a bath in.

This happened during the Bush administration and Flint Michigan is still in trouble for their conservative government’s negligence who were bought by the same Koch brothers that even cattle ranchers are still complaining about. I mean, who cares, right?

Well, we will all care when it’s too late after this president trumptard gets done because he takes his marching orders from the same bunch of goons.

According to Trump the environment is the cleanest its been in over 30 years.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on February 24, 2020, 07:56:09 pm
Agreed! And we need to stop governments from doing weather experiments, as they use this to hide the fact that global warming is happening and how we are affecting our weather.
Just stopping from putting CO2 and H2O high into the stratosphere would be enough.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on February 24, 2020, 07:59:04 pm
According to Trump the environment is the cleanest its been in over 30 years.
It s been getting better for over 40 years now. He is right.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Jackie on February 24, 2020, 09:31:44 pm
It s been getting better for over 40 years now. He is right.

Maybe cuz all the dirt factories went to China? They have serious pollution problems. They don't want our recycles anymore because of it. Cant say I dont blame them. China is really getting a beating, now this virus.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 26, 2020, 12:04:53 pm
According to Trump the environment is the cleanest its been in over 30 years.
And you believe a pathetic pathological liar, because?
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 26, 2020, 12:10:49 pm
Just stopping from putting CO2 and H2O high into the stratosphere would be enough.
It’s not enough when we are also dealing with smog from internal combustion engines, smokestacks and other chemicals that are relentlessly being pumped into our atmosphere. This is why I asked if you knew anything about this situation that happened in Great Britain.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on February 26, 2020, 12:12:12 pm
Maybe cuz all the dirt factories went to China? They have serious pollution problems. They don't want our recycles anymore because of it. Cant say I dont blame them. China is really getting a beating, now this virus.
Nope, it's because of  the passing of regulations over the last few decades.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 26, 2020, 12:14:46 pm
It s been getting better for over 40 years now. He is right.
Huh, right. And why were you stating that we should do something about aircraft and CO2?

Now I know you’re trolling. Please.. 🙄
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on February 26, 2020, 12:22:27 pm
It’s not enough when we are also dealing with smog from internal combustion engines, smokestacks and other chemicals that are relentlessly being pumped into our atmosphere. This is why I asked if you knew anything about this situation that happened in Great Britain.
Just stopping from putting CO2 and H2O high into the stratosphere would be a great start because these gases have a much greater impact at that height where water vapor and CO2 aren't normally found in great quantities due to their relative heaviness.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on February 26, 2020, 12:27:02 pm
Huh, right. And why were you stating that we should do something about aircraft and CO2?

Now I know you’re trolling. Please.. 🙄
If you lived in the 50s, you would know how dirty the air was in comparison to today. Pollution is one thing and global warming is another.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 26, 2020, 04:02:59 pm
Just stopping from putting CO2 and H2O high into the stratosphere would be a great start because these gases have a much greater impact at that height where water vapor and CO2 aren't normally found in great quantities due to their relative heaviness.
Just as carbon monoxide gets passed by jets, boats, cars, trucks and any other thing that has an internal combustion engine.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Jackie on February 26, 2020, 06:06:20 pm
And you believe a pathetic pathological liar, because?

Actually its in reverse, everyone who call Trump is the liars. A good video to watch for you is one Barncat put up yesterday, very factual,very informing.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on February 26, 2020, 06:07:30 pm
Just as carbon monoxide gets passed by jets, boats, cars, trucks and any other thing that has an internal combustion engine.
Yes but now it is mostly carbon dioxide due to more efficient combustion processes over the years. And for the most part it hugs the ground and does far less damage.... unlike what gets passed by jets high in the stratosphere. That is the part that you obviously don't understand, I see.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 27, 2020, 02:26:24 pm
Yes but now it is mostly carbon dioxide due to more efficient combustion processes over the years. And for the most part it hugs the ground and does far less damage.... unlike what gets passed by jets high in the stratosphere. That is the part that you obviously don't understand, I see.
Transformers are also responsible for the production of smog because they create ozone, but that does nothing to help us on the ground. Meanwhile, we have hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide that will get high in our atmosphere due to wind and the jet streams, so it’s up there and had been detected by NASA and other organizations and businesses.
So much for your understanding, eh? 🤣
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on February 27, 2020, 03:31:55 pm
Transformers are also responsible for the production of smog because they create ozone, but that does nothing to help us on the ground. Meanwhile, we have hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide that will get high in our atmosphere due to wind and the jet streams, so it’s up there and had been detected by NASA and other organizations and businesses.
So much for your understanding, eh? 🤣
So what are your solutions. Now is your time to shine.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 28, 2020, 05:25:22 pm
So what are your solutions. Now is your time to shine.
Until we can find a better solution for transformers then we have to keep what we have, or there’s no electricity for the things we need.
However, as for cars and trucks we can depend more on locomotives to transfer cargo from the West Cost to the East, and this will take away much of the heavy trucks from the road while the rest can be delivered at a much closer distance to save fuel.

Trains need to be updated for fuel efficiency by buying new trains, or converting the older diesel electrics into hybrids, as this will save fuel and burn cleaner than before. And I would make the trucking industry to do the same. They would also need to make trucks much more arrow dynamic as well until we can find better solutions.

And many of those solutions are already ready for processing and production, but big oil has those solutions as they bought them out and are sitting on them because they want us dependent on their oil.

Your turn.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on February 28, 2020, 06:56:15 pm
Until we can find a better solution for transformers then we have to keep what we have, or there’s no electricity for the things we need.
However, as for cars and trucks we can depend more on locomotives to transfer cargo from the West Cost to the East, and this will take away much of the heavy trucks from the road while the rest can be delivered at a much closer distance to save fuel.

Trains need to be updated for fuel efficiency by buying new trains, or converting the older diesel electrics into hybrids, as this will save fuel and burn cleaner than before. And I would make the trucking industry to do the same. They would also need to make trucks much more arrow dynamic as well until we can find better solutions.

And many of those solutions are already ready for processing and production, but big oil has those solutions as they bought them out and are sitting on them because they want us dependent on their oil.

Your turn.
I already gave you one. Ban passenger flights. I like your solution. It is one of many that could be used together....

I am all for a warmer world however.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Cygnus-X1 on February 29, 2020, 04:20:00 pm
I already gave you one. Ban passenger flights. I like your solution. It is one of many that could be used together....

I am all for a warmer world however.
You do realize that the earth is already warming and the temperature will continue to rise.

Did you know that the earth warmed in its past? Know what happened then?

Same will go for we.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on February 29, 2020, 04:57:52 pm
You do realize that the earth is already warming and the temperature will continue to rise.

Did you know that the earth warmed in its past? Know what happened then?

Same will go for we.
Yes. Yes. Yes. Bring it on. 
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: Waco 1909 on March 08, 2020, 03:27:35 pm
Yes. Yes. Yes. Bring it on.
The heat on this planet increased due to the searing heat generated by the incendiary comments on Old Topix by the deranged poster known as Victoria.
Title: Re: Antarctica’s Thinning Ice Shelves Causing More Ice to Flow Into Sea
Post by: positronium on March 08, 2020, 09:17:54 pm
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!