Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Scientists Warn Of Rapid Melting Of Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’



The Independent: ‘Teetering at the edge’: Scientists warn of rapid melting of Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday glacier’

Thwaites glacier is losing ice at an accelerating rate, threatening catastrophic sea-level rise

Many climate scientists regard Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica as one of the most vulnerable and most significant glaciers in the world in terms of future global sea-level rise.

Its collapse would raise global sea levels by more than half a metre on its own, and subsequently release other major bodies of ice in West Antarctica, which together could raise sea levels by 2-3 metres. The ramifications for many countries, including most of the world’s coastal cities, would be catastrophic.

For this reason, Thwaites is known as Antarctica’s “Doomsday glacier”.

Earlier this year a team of scientists observed, for the first time, the presence of warm water at a vital point underneath the glacier, which helps explain the reason behind the extent of its decrease.

Read more ....

Update: Collapse of Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Could Increase Sea Levels by 6 Feet (Sputnik)

WNU Editor: This is why this glacier is important .... Why scientists are so worried about this glacier (VOX).

17 comments:

RussInSoCal said...

Geothermal warming is not something that mankind can affect either way.

Anonymous said...

Evidence?

Anonymous said...

They found scores of volcanoes under the Antarctic ice sheet This is after that had been scaring the bejeezus out o d everyone for a decade. SO now they said they they have taken that into account belatedly and now their models are super dooper accurate. I don't believe them.

"Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet"

"This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change" - Guardian

Active volcano discovered beneath Antarctic ice sheet could be contributing to rapidly melting glacier -The Independent


Sooper Dooper Climate Models

Anonymous said...

In addition to being the best 'tater peeler on the USS Walter Mondale, Russ is also a geophysicist.

He's a dual-threat.

Anonymous said...

Analysis: Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans | Carbon Brief

Andrew Jackson said...

BS

Anonymous said...

Analysis: Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans | Carbon Brief

See the 1st word? It is the word analysis. Most analysis are quantitative. So we know that squirrel did not read it or did not read much of it. He understood even less than he read.

Maybe his accountant can read it for him.

Anonymous said...

"Instead of standing there and teaching a cop, when there's an unarmed person coming at them with a knife or something, you shoot them in the leg instead of in the heart is a very different thing. There's a lot of different things that could change,"

- Biden @ Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware


Biden is a moron.

So are his voters.

Anonymous said...

Causes | Facts – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
How Do We Know Humans Are Causing Climate Change? | Climate Reality
9 ways we know humans triggered climate change | Environmental Defense Fund

Anonymous said...

You still have that tin ear Fred.

Take a so called 'denier' website. Some of them say that warming would be 1 or 1.5 degrees not 4 or 6 degrees like IPCC alleges. Further they say that humans are responsible for 40% of that.

For that 40% contribution their point is that the proposed liberal cure is not worth the cost. They did a cost benefit analysis. They used numbers; something that you are allergic to.

The liberal response has to be something more than "Wir schaffen das" or take all the money and put everything into an unreliable wind turbines for base load.


What was your highest level of mathematical achievement? Middles school or high school geometry? Algebra 1? Pre-Algebra? General math? Remedial math?

The most you can do Fred is an "appeal to authority", you cannot, have not and will not debate numbers, or theories on your own.

Anonymous said...

of course it looks like an invasion of Taiwan. We would hardly expect it to resemble an invasion of Cape May, N.J.

Reality Bites said...

World population likely to shrink after mid-century, forecasting major shifts in global population and economic power -- ScienceDaily

Anonymous said...

Republicans Alarmed by Democratic Senate Hopefuls’ Fundraising Haul - WSJ

Anonymous said...

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man, I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us.”

- Biden May of 2019


Parrot will vote Biden/communist on Nov 3rd

Andrew Jackson said...

More panic porn.

Hans Persson said...

Wait what? An unarmed man with a kife?

Anonymous said...

Hans,

That is what China Joe said.