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Greenland is now melting at a potentially catastrophic pace

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posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 09:31 AM
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According to the article Greenland is melting faster than ever recorded with a melting season that has started 2 months earlier earlier than usual. This is of concern to scientists because Greenland is land ice as oppopsed to sea-ice which is alreazdy accountexd for in sea level(s). It is predicted that if all of the Greenland ice melted the oceans would rise 20ft.



e Greenland ice sheet is the second-largest single piece of ice on the planet (second only to the one in Antarctica). Nearly two miles thick in places, it contains some 684,000 cubic miles of ice. And because that is all above sea level — as opposed to floating, like the northern ice cap — if all of the Greenland sheet were to melt, it would raise the world sea level about 20 feet. So it's a bit worrisome that the annual melting season has begun a month earlier than the previous record start — and in spectacular fashion, immediately leaping to a melt extent not usually seen until June. It's a clear and present danger to any low-lying cities, but also a reminder that the uncertainty of future predictions is one of climate change's most threatening aspects.


More climate debate. and it's alive and kicking.......What says ATS?

theweek.com...




posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Then it will be green like it's supposed to be and people go on with their everyday normal lives like always.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 09:37 AM
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originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: lostbook

Then it will be green like it's supposed to be and people go on with their everyday normal lives like always.


Greenland will be Green.....? Gave you a star for that......lol


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posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 09:40 AM
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FWIW:


The oldest ever recovered DNA samples have been collected from under more than a mile of Greenland ice, and their analysis suggests the island was much warmer during the last Ice Age than previously thought.

The DNA is proof that sometime between 450,000 and 800,000 years ago, much of Greenland was especially green and covered in a boreal forest that was home to alder, spruce and pine trees, as well as insects such as butterflies and beetles.

From the genetic material of these organisms, the researchers infer that Greenland’s temperature once varied from 50 degrees Fahrenheit in summer to 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit in winter—the temperature range that the tree species prefer.


In other words, this won't hurt anyone and is the same changes the Earth has been going through for million and billions of years. I highly doubt factories and V8 engines and electricity and buying appliances in excessive packaging was a part of the warming trend 450,000 years ago. Worst case scenario, people move a little further inland, and residence can be taken in more parts of Greenland again.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Hey, makes sense, no? Lol.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 09:44 AM
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If the fresh water ice is melting and makes the sea level rise, just imagine the grumpy elite not being able to swim on people-less coastlines because every coastal nuclear power plant will go boom turning all world oceans in radioactive whirlpools.

Follow the elitist money. If they are doing nothing with the 'stolen' money, then the report is just more doom porn.

Fukushima was a dry-run.
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posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: LSU0408

Well, i am in close contact to some friends from Greenland, and their side of the story is not "everyday normal life".

They are hunters, and what they are telling me is, what was once hunting ground, is now swamp land, almost impossible to traverse, the perma frost is melting leaving the ground flooded and the animals that once roamed these grounds are migrating further north or to more dry land, making hunting a bitch.

This is information i got from them last year, they will swing by Denmark again this summer and i'm looking forward to having a talk with them (and beer, lots of beer).

Btw, do you even know why Greenland is called Greenland, it's not what you think ?
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posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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originally posted by: Mianeye
a reply to: LSU0408


Btw, do you even know why Greenland is called Greenland, it's not what you think ?


Care to enlighten us?!



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: Alphaz

Here you go.

SOURCE



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.

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posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:04 AM
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originally posted by: Mianeye

Btw, do you even know why Greenland is called Greenland, it's not what you think ?



Greenland, the icy island nation in the Arctic, gets its name from an Icelandic murderer exiled there, who called it "Greenland" in hopes that the name would attract settlers. But it turns out that long ago, Greenland was actually quite green


www.natureworldnews.com...



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: Mianeye

When I was a kid, I heard it was called Greenland to trick explorers into going there while Iceland was the land full of greenery, but I'm not 100% sure [That's WITHOUT going to Google to search the reason]. That's why I didn't say " it would be green again." But, turns out that before us, it WAS green. Imagine that. And by normal everyday life, that was in reference to the oceans supposedly rising 20 feet and people living on the shorelines of all affected oceans. Evidence points towards a 5' rise in ocean levels back when Greenland was green.
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posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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Are there actually people in this day and age that think Greenland was named that because it was green?



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: network dude

2.5 million years ago, what is your point.

Yhe surface of Earth change constantly, no doubt about that, though the melting in Greenland is happening with the speed of a freight train, that is info i got from native citizens of Greenland, not scientist.
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posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

Not to my knowledge.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: LSU0408

It was green at one time, but that was when dinosaurs roamed the earth. It got its name long after that.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: Mianeye

The point is that it was actually green at one point. My source claims it was green 450,000 years ago.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

You know for how disastrous it's all supposed to be, there's really very little being done.

There's plenty of places on this planet that could use all of that water

Just build concrete lined lakes and transport the water to regions which need it, it solves drought issues and stops water levels from rising.

If it was as huge a problem as people claim then action would be taken, the amount of inaction suggests it's not that important a problem



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: Mianeye

We don't need scientists to tell us we're in a warming trend, or cooling trend. I don't know if El Nino has an effect on places as far north as Greenland, but I know it has caused a warming trend here in the southern US. Last Summer we reached 100+ a couple of times, the three Summers before that, we never reached 100, and the Summer before those three, we reached 100+ for over 60 straight days. In my opinion, this is just the Earth doing its thing. The extreme temperatures are effecting places that don't get the extreme cold or hot temps.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

I know.



posted on Apr, 14 2016 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: LSU0408

It's still green, in southern Greenland, just as well as Iceland is green, even though it's further north.


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