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posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 11:05 PM
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Was browsing the internet when I came across this article. Interesting stuff.
Wonder exactly where on Antartica they are talking about since it encompasses
such a large area though. Anyone heard of this before. The other info is pretty
interesting too. Snow for the first time in the Arab Emirates

timesofindia.indiatimes.com...
Global warning: The heat is on- The Times of India




posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 12:18 AM
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The Times also reports it and I think it's from the "Cape Horn" area (Africa.)
www.timesonline.co.uk...

The interesting thing is that this WOULD be the first time grass grew there. There are lots of plants that grew there during the age of dinosaurs... but grasses hadn't evolved back then.



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 12:23 AM
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Originally posted by TheHorseChestnut
Was browsing the internet when I came across this article. Interesting stuff.
Wonder exactly where on Antartica they are talking about since it encompasses
such a large area though. Anyone heard of this before. The other info is pretty
interesting too. Snow for the first time in the Arab Emirates

timesofindia.indiatimes.com...
Global warning: The heat is on- The Times of India


This would be the first I've heard.. and the indiatimes sometimes has 'interesting' reporting.. so I would be curious for a source on that..

Osiris


E_T

posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 01:52 AM
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Well... warming is melting away ice, I don't think there's anything why some grasses couldn't grow there after that.
Remember how "high" some countries are in northern hemisphere... actually I even live almost as far from equator than northest tip of Antarctic peninsula.

www.sitesatlas.com...
usarc.usgs.gov...


Originally posted by Byrd
The Times also reports it and I think it's from the "Cape Horn" area (Africa.)
PS. Cape Horn is in South America.



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 04:04 PM
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That article reminds me of the fear and passion instilled by the process though. If enough ice melts to disrupt the NAC.....yikes!

But on the grasses...I wouldn't doubt it. Snow falling in places that didn't even know it existed! So why not grass there. Makes perfect sense to me.



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 04:52 PM
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Does not shock me one bit. I have been watching their weather there for a few weeks (not long enough to know if it was abnormal, so I checked with our local weather man and sure enough it is not) and I was alarmed to see upper 30's and 40's for most of the continent.

www.wunderground.com...



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 05:24 PM
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Very interesting I will like to see a picture of the grass surrounded by the snow it most look beautiful.

I guess something is making our climate change and is kind of happening very fast for us to be able to notice the changes in our life time.

I bet some animals and insects will be moving to the area also with this new topography.

I read about a prediction for this year that talks about a new species of sea creatures that will sprout from the climate change and will be good for consumption, perhaps will be related to the sunami results.



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by humanoidcontent
. Snow falling in places that didn't even know it existed!.....


Along this line I heard on the radio while driving to work about snow in
some place in texas maybe corpus cristi (spelling?) where it snowed for the
first time in 109 years. Also, some guy was supposedly trying to sell a bowl of
it on E Bay!


As far as Antartica is concerned,I do not believe there is any doubt that
climatic changes are taking place. The question in my mind is this permanent trend
or part of a cyclical pattern?

[edit on 4-1-2005 by TheHorseChestnut]



posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 03:52 PM
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Actually, come to think of it.. I think Antartica would be the very safest place on Earth. Anyone care to fight that view?





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