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Make Sure the Grandkids Sell Your Beach-Front Property....


Christopher O'Brien

Back in the Saddle Aginn
Staff member
#1
[Glaciers come and they go, but an entire ice-shelf collapse? If you live at sea-level that could be scary for your descendants, no doubt... —chris]

NASA spots 'unstoppable' Antarctic ice sheet melt 5-12-14

Two new studies indicate that part of the huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a slow collapse in an unstoppable way. Alarmed scientists say that means even more sea level rise than they figured The huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a glacially slow collapse in an unstoppable way, two new studies show. Alarmed scientists say that means even more sea level rise than they figured.

The worrisome outcomes won't be seen soon. Scientists are talking hundreds of years, but over that time the melt that has started could eventually add 4 to 12 feet to current sea levels. A NASA study looking at 40 years of ground, airplane and satellite data of what researchers call "the weak underbelly of West Antarctica" shows the melt is happening faster than scientists had predicted, crossing a critical threshold that has begun a domino-like process.

"It does seem to be happening quickly," said University of Washington glaciologist Ian Joughin, lead author of one study. "We really are witnessing the beginning stages."

It's likely because of man-made global warming and the ozone hole which have changed the Antarctic winds and warmed the water that eats away at the feet of the ice, researchers said at a NASA news conference Monday… REST OF ARTICLE HERE:
 
#2
Sorry, not going to freak out just yet. For one, I don't agree with "man-made global warming." Second, I know that scientists aren't above lying when it comes to global warming/climate change because that's where the money is. You get grants and money if you jump on board the global warming bandwagon. If you are skeptic of man-made climate change you don't get squat.
 

boomerang

Paranormal Adept
#3
Sometime this summer, we plan a trip to an oft visited spot on the Texas coast. We haven't been there in 15 years. Tides at these latitudes are very slight. I plan to saunter over to where the bay's water has always been just below the road. If the water looks closer to the road, I will come away alarmed. If not, I will continue driving my very fuel efficient auto and let others haggle over details.
 

Christopher O'Brien

Back in the Saddle Aginn
Staff member
#4
Don't want to start yet another global warming debate... I was just pointing out that a huge section of the Antarctic ice shelf appears to be giving way. That's a huge chunk of ice bigger than many countries. I wasn't posting this to explain why it's happening, just that it is. There are several other rather contentious threads that have gone round and round on that question.
 

Charlie Prime

Paranormal Adept
#5

boomerang

Paranormal Adept
#6
Don't want to start yet another global warming debate... I was just pointing out that a huge section of the Antarctic ice shelf appears to be giving way. That's a huge chunk of ice bigger than many countries. I wasn't posting this to explain why it's happening, just that it is. There are several other rather contentious threads that have gone round and round on that question.
No criticism aimed at you, Chris and thanks for posting. Something big is definitely changing. It's just hard to know exactly what.
 

withoutlimits09

Paranormal Adept
#7
I don't have a dog in this fight, but I grew up in south Florida and the same beach side homes that were beautiful in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000's, 2010's going in 2020, are all sitting pretty. The hurricanes have yet to take them out, and last I looked they were not under water. Beach erosion has always been an issue, but again, all my childhood beaches are still there with picnic tables and grills. Regardless, I will stir it up a bit

 
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#8
Taxation by deceit using Global Warming and Solar environment has more impact on the Earth. :D:DHow many meteors would it take to wipe out the Earth?
 

icculus

Paranormal Maven
#9
I'm buying more land near Charleston, got 3 acres not so far from IOP. Looking forward to enjoying it with my kids and grandkids.
 

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