Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kronos, Mar 26, 2008.
This is pretty scarry!
I'm building myself an atoll.
Are you cereal?
How does one determine what "western" Antarctica is? Isn't every way west (think trigonometry and angle stuff... It just keeps going)?
I'll never understand why people think that the ice melting is a problem....
The Earth has heated and cooled constantly throughout it's history, the ice was not always there. In fact, it is believed that most of the land mass of earth was once all one piece. (Pangea) This would mean that Antarctica was not always on the south pole, and that it won't always be there.
One thing that has never been explained to me is what temperature and climate is the Earth supposed to be?
We don't know. Our planet has been to every extreme temperature from hot to cold and back again.
Maybe after mankind has witnessed a few hundred million years here on earth , we will have an actual understanding of how it ticks. Until then, we are hardly more than passengers on a ride.
hes super cereal
(runs to get al gore)
They probably mean the part of Antarctica that's in the western hemisphere.
I've tried preaching your logic. It just ends poorly. People (like us) with that kind of blunt understanding can't mess with gov't funded science. I'd also post some other crap, but it's well into the religion category.
I would love to find out what (if anything) is on the land under all that ice.
This is a step in that direction, so woot! Coastal areas be damned, knowledge is power!
The article says this ice chunk breaking off won't hurt because it's already floating in the ocean so sea levels won't rise. A bigger chunk even broke off in 2002. Only if the glaciers behind them move is it time for concern.
Makes me glad I live so close inland, though even if the water levels rise I doubt it would be catastrophic.
'Reasons for' be damned, the only problem I have with ice melting is that it waters down my drink.
Meh, I've always wanted a houseboat to bring it on.
Just kidding. But yeah we need Captain Planet (Al Gore) to come to our rescue!
So...can we just ship them Connecticut to make up for the US contribution to 'global warming?'
People seem to forget that temperatures have been warmer in recorded history, than they are now. There was a short rapid cooling period usually reffered to as the mini ice age, that we've only recently come out of. Greenland was not named Greenland as some sort of reverse psychology. It was named that because at the time it was warm and lush. It was a great farming area, untill the planet began to cool off.
There's been a map found that dates back to the 1500s or 1600s that accurately shows the coast line of Antarctica. Land that's currently buried under ice.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, global temperatures have been cooler for the past of couple of years, than they had been in previous years. GG global warming.
It's The Day After Tommorrow!
Thanks for fixing that. DOH!
I knew the post was futile, but every now and again I feel the need to comment on the situation.
That is something I would also love to see.
There could be countless frozen extinct animals under the ice!
It's all computer animation to make you think the ice is melting.
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