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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: amazing
Maybe its melting because the poles are moving and the weather is adjusting to the new true north, once it finished moving.
Maybe we have nothing to do with it.
You need ask yourself if Antarctica's retreating ice is really true why has Antarctica ice extent been the largest on record for the last three years running.
the area covered by something.
"an enclosure ten acres in extent"
synonyms: area, size, expanse, length; More
the degree to which something has spread; the size or scale of something.
plural noun: extents
"the extent of AIDS infection"
the amount to which something is or is believed to be the case.
"everyone will have to compromise to some extent"
They had to change their name from "Global warming" to "Climate Change" because they know the planet stopped warming but the tax man hates to let go of a good thing so they will continue tooth and nail until it becomes unwinnable.
It’s time for us to start talking about “climate change” instead of global warming and “conservation” instead of preservation.
“Climate change” is less frightening than “global warming”. As one focus group participant noted, climate change “sounds like you’re going from Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale.” While global warming has catastrophic connotations attached to it, climate change suggests a more controllable and less emotional challenge.
originally posted by: glend
a reply to: Grimpachi
Thanks Grimpachi I realize what ice extent is. It's not a point of how thick it is, more so, what is causing it to expand to record levels. Perhaps I can test at home. I will put some ice into a pan and heat up the water to see if more ice grows.
land ice mass has been increasing
findings that show temperatures at McMurdo have been decreasing since 1986.