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Mountain glaciers are excellent monitors of climate change; the worldwide shrinkage of mountain glaciers is thought to be caused by a combination of a temperature increase from the Little Ice Age, which ended in the latter half of the 19th century, and increased greenhouse-gas emissions.
Glacier national Park has photos over time that sit on record with the USGS showing 1850, 1937, and onward for positions of major glacier retreat by melt off.
originally posted by: Verum1quaere
speaking of Greenland… ever wonder WHY it is called GREEN land??
Source: How Greenland Got Its Name
One Viking in particular, Erik the Red was very good at raiding and pillaging. Although history is somewhat sketchy, it is believed that he discovered Greenland after being sent away from Iceland in exile. This was rumored to have been his punishment for committing murder. He was able to settle in Greenland and survive there for several years. Finally, his exile was ended and he found that he wanted to settle the island more fully. For that, he needed to convince others to come with him. Erik the Red is believed to have lived from circa 950 to 1003CE.
Of course, when you tell someone that they will be travelling with you to a place that is barren, cold and inhospitable you may have trouble convincing even a Viking to come with you. So instead, Erik (according to popular legend) called the island Greenland and instead painted the island as being a wonderful place to settle.
originally posted by: raymundoko
a reply to: soficrow
Neither of which has anything to do with AGW. We just know what's going to eventually happen.
Building climate resilient cities in the US and Canada
...we need to better prepare our cities to withstand the impacts of severe weather and climate change, even while we strengthen our work to slow and reverse global warming.
...By building public-private partnerships, city leadership and the insurance sector have the power to take the lead in building urban resilience and protecting lives and property.
originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: Blackmarketeer
Ummm...YAWN...Blah, blah, blah, blah......"Anthropogenic Global Warming doom porn"...Blah, blah blah...
Funny...........that's all my tired eyes could make out in your OP...
Oh...and..."The sky is falling, the oceans are rising, we're all going to....gurgle, gurgle............drown"
...It'd be no surprise to me at all (in fact I just assumed it) to learn they programmed in all those costs a long time ago.