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    Default Brunt Ice shelf breaks off as cracks come together

    A 38 mile long chunk of the Brunt Ice shelf, 500 ft thick has broken off.
    https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/I..._in_Antarctica

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/e...b66235e1cbc8db

    Been cracking off for a decade and now it's away floating.

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    Default Re: Brunt Ice shelf breaks off as cracks come together

    bummer
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    All part of a Chinese hoax.
    "alternative facts (lies)" are a cancer eating through a democracy, and will kill it. 1st amendment is not absolute.

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    Default Re: Brunt Ice shelf breaks off as cracks come together

    500 feet thick? O my!

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    Default Re: Brunt Ice shelf breaks off as cracks come together

    Terry, we're not on schedule, we're ahead of schedule. WAY ahead of schedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    Yes, I know. But I try not to be an alarmist when I talk about the extinction of terrestrial vertebrates within a few generations, or sooner.
    Unfortunately, ANY suggestion that this mass extinction event is actively gaining momentum and is more or less headed for its terminal phase within one human lifetime is met with denial and derision.

    Oh, well.
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    People believe the alternative 'facts' when they are more convenient.

    I've been asking for many years, decades, "If Global Warming is a total hoax, but we get more efficient cars, better insulated homes, etc., what's the downside. If it's a serious problem, but we ignore it, what's the upside?"

    Now I wonder what it will take for people to realize maybe Gore was on to something.
    "alternative facts (lies)" are a cancer eating through a democracy, and will kill it. 1st amendment is not absolute.

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    No way to see this coming. Don’t beat yourselves up.
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    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    No way to see this coming. Don’t beat yourselves up.
    There were voices forecasting this more than a century ago.
    More recently, The Winds of Change
    Eugene Linden
    Simon and Schuster, 2006

    We've had notice, we've all had notice. Now it's time to pay the climate piper.

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    Default Re: Brunt Ice shelf breaks off as cracks come together

    Capture it, tow it to somewhere that needs electrical power and fresh water.

    Cover it in thermocouples.

    Free power and a steady supply of drinking water.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    New real estate for the Trumpers.
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    Default Re: Brunt Ice shelf breaks off as cracks come together

    Tow the berg into warmer open water, blow it up into a few smaller bergs, set up a few cameras, run a now obsolete passenger liner with a few hundred unemployed actors on board into it and make a movie of it sinking and their attempts at survival. Set it all up so preferably no one actually dies for real. PS: no romance theme or sub plot!
    Aliens ok.... with some passengers mysteriously saved buy a sub oceanic mystery craft.......
    They all end up dying anyway because the planet has warmed up too much and a super storm gets them on the way home from the rescue and only the aliens are left with a few mutterings of "we tried to tell them that the were stuffing the planet up". ....and the aliens were not really alien as they were the evolutionary missing link.... a pre existing oceanic humanoid species.
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    Default Re: Brunt Ice shelf breaks off as cracks come together

    What I read is that this has been happening continually since forever, that the thing will most likely settle aground right where it is, and the leading edge will continue to drop off in smaller shards of 'normal' sized bergs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    What I read is that this has been happening continually since forever, that the thing will most likely settle aground right where it is, and the leading edge will continue to drop off in smaller shards of 'normal' sized bergs.
    Wow, you’re a real buzzkill. That doesn’t fit anyone’s alarmist agenda.
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    A Major Ocean Current Could Be on The Verge of a Devastating 'Tipping Point'

    25 FEBRUARY 2021, David Nield

    The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) sea currents are vital in transporting heat from the tropics to the Northern Hemisphere, but new research suggests climate change might knock the AMOC out of action much sooner than we anticipated.

    That could have profound, large-scale impacts on the planet in terms of weather patterns, upending agricultural practices, biodiversity, and economic stability across the vast areas of the world that the AMOC influences.

    The problem is the rate at which Earth is warming up and melting the ice in the Arctic: according to the researchers' new models, this speed of temperature increase means the risk of hitting the tipping point for the AMOC going dormant is now an urgent concern.
    More article here:

    http://sciencealert.com/a-major-ocea...-tipping-point
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    ""The results show that the safe operating space of elements of the Earth system with respect to future emissions might be smaller than previously thought.""

    Duh!
    Major understatement I think...
    Last edited by skuthorp; 03-03-2021 at 07:42 PM.

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