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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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That's a subjective as a journalist these days. The Earth has cyclic weather patterns


Ice shelves collapsing may have nothing to do with temperature. They may have lost support under the glacier, or precipitation that feeds the glacier has diminished. Or, it could be a combination of things including warming.



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Duke
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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Sounds like you already did?


It was more aspirational


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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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This is land ice, not sea ice.


I sea. I misunderstood.


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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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The Thwaites Glacier, in West Antarctica


Did Mike Tyson name this glacier?


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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
Ill believe it when progressive millionaires that push this stuff start selling their oceanfront properties


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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This is land ice, not sea ice.


The ice shelf that they are discussing is tidewater. Most is under water


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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
Send in Shackleton and his crew.
This post was edited on 1/14 at 5:37 pm


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saintforlife1
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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This is how you know the article is bull shite. They've been collapsing for millions of years.


For someone that lives in a place like Alaska and has seen how far the Matanuska glacier has retreated in the last 50 years and contiuning to do so, I'd have expected you to have a little more appreciation for how humans are affecting the planet in real-time. This is not something that will play out over 'millions of years'.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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I'd have expected you to have a little more appreciation f


The Matanuska Glacier occupied that entire valley for hundreds of miles thousands of years ago.

Just so you know....


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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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The ice shelf that they are discussing is tidewater. Most is under water


You might want to check your facts on that. It averages over 3,000 feet thick at the grounding line, parts are close to 4,000 feet thick.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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You might want to check your facts on tha


The ice shelf is collapsing, not the glacier.

The glacier will collapse over hundreds or thousands of years. The ice shelf can go into catastrophic retreat though

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saintforlife1
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The ice shelf is collapsing, not the glacier.

Maybe you should watch the video before commenting? The melting ice shelf is allowing warm sea water to reach between the bedrock and the bottom of the glacier causing the glacier itself to start melting from inside out.


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Climate change threads on here make me want to stuck glass up my dickhole
I get that. But where are the catastrophes that have been predicted for decades that were supposed to have already occurred? They really go for the oversell.


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Sun God
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
Then put a pellet of sonic ice in it


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RogerTheShrubber
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The melting ice shelf is allowing warm sea water to reach between the bedrock and the bottom of the glacier


The glacier itself will not melt for hundreds or thousands off years. That is scientific truth.

The ice shelf can collapse immediately, drift south and melt, affecting us at any time.


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The ice shelf is collapsing, not the glacier.


You need to understand what a pinning point of an ice shelf is and how far out the seamount is.

The shelf is actually supported by land on both sides and much father out of the water than if it was floating, which it is not.


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MrLSU
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
Climate change caused the leaves to fall off my Maple tree this fall. I've never seen this Maple tree do that before.


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JackieTreehorn
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
Only one thing can fix this: higher taxes on Americans only.


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Did Mike Tyson name this glacier?


Dont get Mike Pithed off at you.


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