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Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

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posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook

I know humans haven't been keeping records of glacial ice melt for that long but this information has to be alarming.

No, it doesn't "ha[ve] to be alarming" at all--it's only alarming if you subscribe to the idea that such melting is going to cause some extreme cataclysm for the entirety (or even most of) the earth.

I don't believe that. Sure, a rise in sea levels (which obviously happened before us at levels higher than they are now, which is an undeniable reality) will cause problems for some locations along low-lying land, but hell, maybe we should have learned from history and not built massive cities along coast lines that we now changes as time progresses.

Humanity will go on, civilization will go on, and the world will go on with a rise in sea levels.

This is the type of thing that makes me chuckle because of its alarmism and absolutism, something in which scientists should not be engaging:

Co-author Profe Martin Siegert, from the Grantham Institute, said: “Some of the changes Antarctica will face are already irreversible, such as the loss of some ice shelves, but there is a lot we can prevent or reverse."

The Guardian

See, anyone who knows even a tiny bit about the climatic history of our planet knows that the amount of ice on Antarctica has fluctuated from little-to-none, to obviously more than what we have now. Nothing is "irreversible" when it comes to nature.

But here we are, with a co-author of the study saying that we need to act now with immediate and massive government regulations or all is lost.

I guess that we'll see, won't we?

Whatever happened to that study within the past year that said Earth's warming is advancing much slower than anticipated and that we have a longer time to deal with claimed AGW? Maybe Antarctica didn't get that memo?

Also, how does this lost ice compare to the ice that has been gaining mass in other parts of Antarctica? Oh, these stories on this report don't discuss that, do they? Has something secretly changed about that?


Mankind needs to stop this snowball before it's too big to stop. That's what I think. What says ATS?

Well, I'm not the whole of ATS, for sure, but I will ask you these questions:
    - What is YOUR solution to the change in melting ice?

    - What percentage of the cause is because of man versus nature?

    - Why do you think that mankind should do anything when we don't even know if this is more nature versus AGW?

    - Are you certain that this isn't because of increased volcanic activity on that portion of the continent?

You'll note that the stories, at least the ones that I read, don't talk about actual causes, they just make assumptions and allusions to anthropogenic global warming.

Sorry, I just need more than presumptions and correlation-equals-causation fallacies. These are just observations being reported and nothing more.


edit on 13-6-2018 by SlapMonkey because: coding got the best of me

edit on 13-6-2018 by SlapMonkey because: added strikethrough, as I glossed over that part in the OP's story (I read that particular one after others and after I wrote this comment)




posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: Mandroid7
Listen to the math they are using. Total bs imo.

A .5 mm of a rise in the oceans levels?

There is no freakin way that number is legit. The ocean isn't a bowl of water. Too many variables.

More things than I can think of change water levels. Natural erosion of land into the sea, for one. On shore erosion, and especially from rivers like the Mississippi dumping massive amounts of silt into the ocean, underwater volcanoes, same thing, sewage, dumping, etc, etc...

On top of that, what is their margin of error for their test, for reading a body of water that is always moving up and down with the tide?

.5 mm is thinner than my wiskers

Sounds like fake science, prior to some bs carbon scam.


You know. Instead of arrogantly dismissing it off hand and pretending you are smarter than actual scientists you can actually research their methodology and attempt to understand it.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

You know, instead of arrogantly dismissing actual valid points about what can cause changes in sea level no bigger than the thickness of the lead on my mechanical pencil, you should maybe understand that these things matter in the discussion about sea-level rise.

But seriously, have you read the whole of the white paper? Do you understand it? I've looked and it and read some of it, and I certainly don't understand it enough to explain it to anyone, so I wouldn't expect them to, either. If you can explain it, that's awesome--you should do so instead of berating others who can't. I am absolutely suspect as to the way that they determine the mass, though. I don't see that as foolproof in the least.

Be part of the solution to the apparent misunderstandings that you imply people might have. Your comment implies that this report addresses all of these things, yet don't prove it. The onus lies with you to prove that they did if that is your implied claim, because all that Mandroid7 did was point out realistic catalysts to sea-level change and ask questions--two things that should be applauded in discussions about science.

I tend to agree with M7 that the claimed sea-level rise is garbage, but if it's not, it's irrelevant to anything and everything on a global scale.

It's the thickness of the piece of lead that I'm staring at right now--the bubble from a whale fart near the shoreline would raise the local sea level that much temporarily. (yes, I'm being silly to make a point right there)
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posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

My comment suggests that people should do their own research on methodology instead of just assuming that something isn't true because it sounds implausible. That's it. Anything else you read into it is your own fault seeing as you are clearly itching for an argument here.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7




.5 mm is thinner than my wiskers
Ya but its much thicker then a Swedish Blond one ...just saying



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Not itching for an argument at all, I just find it rather hypocritical when people tell others to do research on something if they are unwilling to explain it or provide a direct link to do so.

To be fair, though, I have done that out of exhaustion before, but only when the information is very easily found and understood--this doesn't fall under that, hence my frustration with the call out without any counterpoint.

Sincerely, though, I don't want to bicker about it, so if you don't want to discuss their methodology's soundness or (if there are any) faults, that's fine. I don't have the time to scour the white paper any more in-depth than I already have.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook
More melting! Well ATS, it appears that the runaway melting if the Antarctic is going full steam ahead and is getting faster. Scientists are saying that this melting has already increased three-fold since 2012 based offf of satellite data.

That's a lot of melting but what you never hear about in these studies is how much new ice is forming. Granted, the melting may be getting ahead of the freezing but I don't think you can determine sea level rise without factoring that in.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

Could assume the core feeds volcanic activity ??



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: LogicalGraphitti




That's a lot of melting but what you never hear about in these studies is how much new ice is forming. Granted, the melting may be getting ahead of the freezing but I don't think you can determine sea level rise without factoring that in.
I wonder how much of a impact all that water vapor around Hawaii will contribute to new snow and ice ? Speaking of CO2 and where its measured ,wouldn't whats happening there kind of put a spike in the CO2 monitoring . Gee so much to think about and so little knowledge of how to put it into a un-biased graph .



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 03:57 PM
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Some people see a global warming problem. Others see a real estate development opportunity.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 03:58 PM
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originally posted by: network dude

originally posted by: lostbook
Mankind needs to stop this snowball before it's too big to stop. That's what I think. What says ATS?

www.bbc.com...


ok, how?


Kill all of mankind. Duh....



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 03:59 PM
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Three trillion tons is nothing compared to the tons of money adding to our deficit in the last eight years or so..



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker




Kill all of mankind. Duh....
I would think that if the Dino's could't do it some ocean rise surely cant ...oh unless you are talking about a flood to cover all the mountain tops .



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: jtrenthacker
Kill all of mankind. Duh....

That's the answer our artificial superintelligent descendants might choose, once they figure out how to fix and improve themselves.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 04:14 PM
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Hi, I'm a social justice worrier, I always use "science" when it works to my benefit"

but never when the science suggest something other than what I say



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 04:16 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
Hi, I'm a social justice worrier, I always use "science" when it works to my benefit"
but never when the science suggest something other than what I say

Exactly. Carbon-14 dating is flawed and wrong, except when it comes to proving that the Shroud of Turin is old enough to have been around in Jesus's time. Then it's right on.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

Antarctica's volcanoes are warming up.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: MetalThunder
a reply to: lostbook

91 volcanoes discovered beneath Antarctica's ice. But are they active?
www.usatoday.com...

Active Volcano Discovered Under Antarctic Ice Sheet
www.livescience.com...

Give you 1 guess why they melt ....

Apply volcanic ash to ice what happens?



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: Nickn3

Mud?



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: network dude


originally posted by: network dude

originally posted by: lostbook
Mankind needs to stop this snowball before it's too big to stop. That's what I think. What says ATS?

www.bbc.com...


ok, how?


Well the obvious - get off coal and gasoline.




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