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genuineLSUtiger
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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. Don't fall for the arrogant arguments that humans could change it, or keep it from changing. You and I are of no consequence with changing weather patterns



“One day this planet is going to shake us off like a bad case of fleas”…George Carlin


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Pandy Fackler
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
I hope it collapses. I want to see what happens.


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uaslick
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
Why isn’t anyone worried about the glaciers that carved Yosemite? Where are those? What about the glaciers that formed the Great Lakes? And Long Island, NY? Did we not learn our lesson when we melted those?


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lsusteve1
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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stuck glass up my dickhole


Quit sticking glass up there


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MikeD
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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And who could forget corrosive acid rains in the 80’s and THE Ozone HOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!’


Both of these were addressed through direct government intervention.


Sun God
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
Which government


jrodLSUke
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
“Could take centuries”

COULD


dude960
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
What he said

See archimedes principal


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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
The floating ice cube has a mass of 10 grams, so based on Archimedes' Principle 1, it is displacing 10 grams of water (which has 10cm^3 of volume). You can't squeeze a 10.9cm^3 ice cube into a 10cm^3 space, so the rest of the ice cube (about 9% of it) will be floating above the water line.

So what happens when the ice cube melts? The ice shrinks (decreases volume) and becomes more dense. The ice density will increase from .92g/cm^3 to that of liquid water (1g/cm^3). Note that the weight will not (and cannot) change. The mass just becomes more dense and smaller - similar to putting blocks back into their original positions in our Jenga tower. We know the ice cube weighed 10 grams initially, and we know it's density (1g/cm^3), so let's apply the formula to determine how much volume the melted ice cube takes. The answer is 10 cubic centimeters (10g / 1g/cm^3 = 10cm^3), which is exactly the same volume as the water that was initially displaced by the ice cube.

In short, the water level will not change as the ice cube melts


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KLSU
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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A floating object displaces an amount of water equal to its own weight. Since water expands when it freezes, one ounce of frozen water has a larger volume than one ounce of liquid water.


Am I the only one who paid attention in science class?

Actually I didn’t either just googled it.
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MikeD
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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Which government


Acid rain was a local NE United States issue caused by plant emissions. So the US government.

Ozone hole caused by CFCs. This was addressed by, to date 197, countries that have now banned the use of CFCs. So 197 governments.


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


Which way is west in Antarctica. It seems everywhere would be north


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Emteein
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
What I can understand is all these scientists go through the ice with these ice breakers like they don't compound the situation. Like no shite it melts faster, you're breaking up the ice into smaller and smaller pieces.

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Sun God
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
When are China and India gonna stop treating the earth like a sewer?
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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Acid rain was a local NE United States issue caused by plant emissions. So the US government.

Ozone hole caused by CFCs. This was addressed by, to date 197, countries that have now banned the use of CFCs. So 197 governments.




Do volcanoes next. Then lithium waste.

The same people that block nuclear are the same people that turn a blind eye to China.


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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
I hope it melts. It will cool off the ocean and make swimming more enjoyable.


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MusclesofBrussels
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
The climate crisis is terrifying


MikeD
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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When are China and India gonna stop treating the earth like a sewer?


Couldn’t tell you. Hope it’s sooner than later.


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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
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Ozone hole caused by CFCs. This was addressed by, to date 197, countries that have now banned the use of CFCs. So 197 governments.



LINK

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The hole in the ozone layer that develops annually is “rather larger than usual” and is currently bigger than Antartica, say the scientists responsible for monitoring it. Researchers from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service say that this year’s hole is growing quickly and is larger than 75% of ozone holes at this stage in the season since 1979.



Ooops


Dirk Dawgler
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re: Why scientists are so worried about this glacier
I am scared to death after reading this thread. Who can I send money to in order to save our coastlines? I am ready to help.


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