posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 11:22 AM
What about this quote from a related article here on ATSNN. Is the Greenland Glacier Recession Rate a cyclic phenomena as well, or a sign of
dangerous acceleration in the cycle?
(originally posted by Mischevious Elf)
"Also just to maybe offer some more evidence for anyone at all, once and for all about this very recent developments are both startling and expected:
This research has only just been published and with the recent knowledge, that the data that most of the anti climate change lobby, have used for
years in defense of their stance, as their so called "evidence" is not correct. Infact now the technical issue has been fixed the Correct data shows
a rapid change in the climate. Also:
East coast, Greenland — Independent scientists on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise yesterday discovered that a Greenland glacier has
accelerated in the past nine years, exceeding all expectations, and has now become one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world. These observations
validate predictions of the response of Greenland glaciers to recent climate change.
Seems pretty conclusive to me and:
Preliminary findings indicate Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier on Greenland's east coast could be one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world with a speed
of almost 14 kilometres per year. The measurements were made this week using high precision GPS survey methods. The results were compared with
measurements made with satellite imagery that revealed the glacier's speed was five kilometres per year in 1988. In addition, Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier
unexpectedly receded approximately five kilometres since 2001 after maintaining a stable position for the past 40 years. Outlet glaciers like
Kangerdlugssuaq transport ice from the heart of the Greenland Ice Sheet to the ocean and discharge icebergs which contribute to sea level rise.
Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier alone transports or "drains" four percent of the ice from the Greenland Ice Sheet, and so any changes in the speed of these
glaciers holds tremendous significance in terms of sea level rise.
Nice Sea Level Rise now as well as wierd and extreme weather:
"Greenland's shrinking glaciers are sending an urgent warning to the world that action is needed now to stop climate change," said Martina Krueger,
Greenpeace Expedition Leader on board the Arctic Sunrise. "How many more urgent warnings does the Bush Administration need before it takes meaningful
action on climate change?" said Krueger.
I tried to post the picture on the site, its startling the projection based on this Independant Data, look at the photo there.
I think think the Quote above says it all really.
Related ATSNN Article"