WTF is going on here?
20 million years? Where the hell did that figure come from? Yeah I see it cloned all over the net... but really?
I have been following the development of Lake Vostok for a long time... in many now buried threads at ATS. In particular I was following the ice core
What is this? Well as they drilled the hole into the ice, they saved the cores to do a study on climate change over a long period of time.
1) they found that the core samples showed the true climate history of Earth and it shows we are moments away from the next cooling period, in other
words ICE AGE (see chart below
2) ALL the reports prior to this new "20 million" figure show that the last time Lake Vostok saw the light of day was 420,000 years ago... not 20
So why the sudden change? As simple google search yields this;
Vostok Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lake Vostok lies some 4000 meters (13000 ft) below the surface of the central .... 420000 years of ice core data from Vostok, Antarctica, research
Lake Vostok Water - The Earth Institute at Columbia University
420000-. year-old ice. cored. 3623 m. (2.25 miles). Vostok Station. Lake Vostok. Positioned over the Southern end of the lake, scientists at a Russian
Climate and atmospheric history of the past 420000 years from the
3623 m total; stopped ~120 m above Lake Vostok ... record of atmospheric composition and climate to cover past four glacial-interglacial cycles
(~420000 years) ...
Lake Vostok Antarctica
Lake Vostok is visible from space as the ice sheet above it is flat. ... the top of the lake have been analysed to be as old as 420000 years,
suggesting that the lake ...
Antarctic Lake Vostok | Destinations Point
Dec 26, 2010 – Lake Vostok (Russian Vostok - East) is the largest of so far identified 150 ... The age of ice is estimated at 420000 years, and the
lake is under ...
More Than 200 Meters of Lake Ice Above Subglacial Lake Vostok suggest that subglacial Lake Vostok is an open system with an efficient cir- ... than
those of the past 420000 years. ... Vostok lake water is believed to originate ...
The Antarctic subglacial Lake Vostok: glaciology, biology and ...
A core from the lake's vicinity was taken through this depth also, and ... most extended undisturbed paleo-environmental series covering 420000
years, including ...
Lake Vostok: warm water at the south pole | westcoastword
Jul 24, 2011 – Lake Vostok is about the same size as lake Ontario. ... global temperatures, and the elements in the atmosphere, going back 420000
Lake Vostok 420,000 years
Here is the chart showing the Data for 415,000 years from the ice cores
This graph isdrawn from the data gathered from the Vostok ice core samples and, unlike the tree ring data, is scientifically sound and
uncontroversial. Looking at the above graph, there have been six periods in the last 415,000 years when global temperature exceeded today’s
temperature by as much as nine degrees. 10,000 years ago, the global temperature was five degrees higher than today.
I know ATS has gotten big and good info falls off the page quickly.
So I ask again How did this 420,000 years that has been talked about for years suddenly jump to 20 MILLION?