Greenland ice sheet melted at unprecedented rate during July News

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The Greenland ice sheet melted at a faster rate this month than at any other time in recorded history, with virtually the entire ice sheet showing signs of thaw. More

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  • HTD posted:

    on 16th July 2013, 16:42:53 - Reply

    As a child in grade school back in the 1950s, we were taught that several explorers (Frobisher, Hudson, Cook, and Franklin's lost expedition et al.) tried to find the secret to the 'Northwest Passage' around Canada and Alaska. Then they were made to look like naive or foolish individuals for attempting the impossible at that time. Now ships on a routine basis, every year for several years now make this voyage with no thought that are doing something novel or even challenging.
    Since these Northwest Passage trips began being made by ships that were not equipped for ice-breaking, I gave up most of my suspicions that the Global Warming Problem was a phony, non-event.
    When the climate can change enough during my lifetime, now at 69, to make a major change in how ships navigate the world, with cost advantages similar to those of the man-made construction of the Panama Canal, then I have no other choice than to accept that great climate changes are now in process.
    However, if the opening of the Northwest Passage in the last 60 years is not enough proof, then the next litmus test would be when the Maladive Islands begin to disappear. Or is that already happenin?
  • Janusz posted:

    on 10th September 2012, 16:20:05 - Reply

    The WUWT website is helpful. However I'm puzzled as to how they state it happens in regular intervals eg 150yrs. If the ice melts, it's gone and seems impossible to trace the evidence of earlier events of this kind. Except memory of people which is limited.
  • Bruce posted:

    on 1st August 2012, 16:14:41 - Reply

    This piece of AGW scaremongering has already been debunked (see the 'Watt's Up With That' website). It is a natural event that occurs once every 150 years, on average.