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Saturday, April 18, 2009

 

Antarctic Ice Still Hanging in There

Roanoke Times, 4/4/09, Pg 4: Ice shelf could break away from Antarctic coast.
“The beginning of what appears to be the demise ---“
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The message: Be afraid, be very afraid.
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However - the reality is: (not covered in the Roanoke Times – for obvious reasons):
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517035,00.html
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Ice is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap. The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale melting of ice over most of Antarctica, although experts are concerned at ice losses on the continent's western coast.
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Australia Antarctic Division glaciology program head Ian Allison said sea ice losses in west Antarctica over the past 30 years had been more than offset by increases in the Ross Sea region, just one sector of east Antarctica.
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Ice core drilling in the fast ice off Australia's Davis Station in East Antarctica by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-Operative Research Center shows that last year, the ice had a maximum thickness of 1.89m, its densest in 10 years.
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A paper to be published soon by the British Antarctic Survey in the journal Geophysical Research Letters is expected to confirm that over the past 30 years, the area of sea ice around the continent has expanded.
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After 250 years of global warming (the little ice age ended in 1750) there is still lots of ice in the Antarctic! However, even if there wasn't -- man-kind has not caused the 250 years of global warming and man-kind is powerless to change it. The Darwin plan - adapt!
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Be afraid -- Be very afraid of those who would exploit our natural climate cycles for personal gain.
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Prior Items:http://www.roanokeslant.org/GlobalWarmingThoughts
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/04/brown-polar-bears-at-risk.html
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