Comments on: In Antarctica, Wilkins Ice Shelf snaps http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/06/in-antarctica-wilkins-ice-shelf-snaps/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Danny Bloom http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/06/in-antarctica-wilkins-ice-shelf-snaps/comment-page-1/#comment-339083 Thu, 09 Apr 2009 03:24:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12579#comment-339083 Yes, sometimes something snaps. Great post and great snaps, sir. My graduation speech to the class of 2099 is about a snap of a different kind, about climate: see here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-wnrm2jE -E&feature=channel_page

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By: Tom Barney http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/06/in-antarctica-wilkins-ice-shelf-snaps/comment-page-1/#comment-339080 Wed, 08 Apr 2009 20:38:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12579#comment-339080 Global sea ice is higher than the 30 year average and higher than it was about 30 years ago. See global sea ice anomaly graph at bottom of web site:
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/

It is an exercise in cherry picking data to make an issue of one polar area- antarctic peninsula ( the area most likely to see a natural decline in ice shelfs ).

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By: Vic Sage http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/06/in-antarctica-wilkins-ice-shelf-snaps/comment-page-1/#comment-339078 Wed, 08 Apr 2009 15:49:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12579#comment-339078 Mr. Moore-

What is this alleged truth you are referring to?

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By: Barry Moore http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/06/in-antarctica-wilkins-ice-shelf-snaps/comment-page-1/#comment-339076 Wed, 08 Apr 2009 11:49:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12579#comment-339076 Earl E you are correct not to expect an answer I provided one which met all the censorship requirements but it was rejected because it did not agree with the IPCC dogma thus it was refused. It is clear why the public is being so misinformed because the news media have built a brick wall against the truth.

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By: Earl_E http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/06/in-antarctica-wilkins-ice-shelf-snaps/comment-page-1/#comment-339060 Tue, 07 Apr 2009 17:54:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12579#comment-339060 I wonder if the reduced ice in the north allows more warm water to fill in through from the Pacific, which would then reduce the amount of Atlantic inflow, adding to the slowing of the North Atlantic current, adding to the Pacific inflow, until you change the Pacific and Atlantic currents for the next few decades and what will be the impact on wind, ice accumulation, and jet streams.

I don’t expect answers, by the way, I’ll just watch.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/04/06/in-antarctica-wilkins-ice-shelf-snaps/comment-page-1/#comment-339055 Mon, 06 Apr 2009 21:24:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12579#comment-339055 It is interesting to note the the ice shelves have been in place for the last 10,000 years. That roughly marks the end of the last ice age. The rise of civilization was possible only because of the stable and warm climate conditions that have prevailed. These conditions allowed agriculture production to rise to a point where many people could now do other things with their hands besides hunting and foraging.

For better or worse we are at a crucial juncture for all life on Earth, not just humans. We have done a masterful job building civilization to this point with our hands. Maybe the next evolutionary step is to continue building civilization by using our brains too.

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