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(NASA)   97% of Greenland ice sheet melted in four days. Well, yeah, DUH, it's summer   (jpl.nasa.gov) divider line 259
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2012-07-24 10:17:04 PM
"Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average

Doesn't exactly sound promising for the C02 Global Warming freaks however Climate change sounds about right.
 
2012-07-24 10:19:35 PM
It's OK. We'll eventually need the Greenland surface to be free of ice so we can put the displaced from all the underwater coastal cities there.
 
2012-07-24 10:37:39 PM
Subby. the country is named Greenland. GREENland. Do you know what color ice is?

Here's a hint: not green.

This represents nature's self-correction toward a more natural state. Get rid of ice (ok, answer: ice is WHITE), replace with green.

We're supposed to be green, anyway, remember? Green is good, green means you care about the environment. What color do treehuggers want to be?

Say it with me: GREEN.

I rest my case.
 
2012-07-24 10:43:43 PM

Pocket Ninja: Subby. the country is named Greenland. GREENland. Do you know what color ice is?

Here's a hint: not green.

This represents nature's self-correction toward a more natural state. Get rid of ice (ok, answer: ice is WHITE), replace with green.

We're supposed to be green, anyway, remember? Green is good, green means you care about the environment. What color do treehuggers want to be?

Say it with me: GREEN.

I rest my case.


I love your posts so very much
 
2012-07-24 10:50:59 PM
Why is everyone such an asshole when it comes to global warming?
 
2012-07-24 11:04:40 PM

Mugato: Why is everyone such an asshole when it comes to global warming?


FTA:

"Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time," said Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data. "But if we continue to observe melting events like this in upcoming years, it will be worrisome."

This was an event they were expecting, and they will only get worried about it if it happens earlier than they expect
 
2012-07-24 11:05:53 PM

Mugato: Why is everyone such an asshole when it comes to global warming?


Because people like me, who suck at science, think they know more than scientists. Except that I know enough to know that I listen to the dorks with 15 letters after their name and a bunch of cool high-tech gear. Sure, we've gone through cooling cycles and all that jazz. But, I've seen enough movies to know that when you ignore the scientists, you wind up banging some chick in the New York Public library just to stay warm.

Wait... Perhaps I haven't thought this through enough.

People just like to be argumentative, it's their nature. It's why we, as a species, are such assholes.
 
2012-07-24 11:18:37 PM
So, I am in the middle of reading "The Two-Mile Time Machine", which is all about the greenland ice mass and the ice cores that they have taken. Then I come to fark and NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO it is melting.

sort of
the top
which oh yes, happens once every 150 years or so, so whatever.
on the other hand, the book points out that most large climate changes can happen quickly and be caused by small forces.

Bwahahahahahahhaahaahahah

SO glad I live far inland
 
2012-07-24 11:23:37 PM

Mugato: Why is everyone such an asshole when it comes to global warming?


Its politically divisive. I'm a socialist and if I were a party line drone I'd be a global warming zombie, but I have my own brain and can choose what to believe.. however not everyone is their own person
 
2012-07-24 11:27:07 PM

Pocket Ninja: Subby. the country is named Greenland. GREENland. Do you know what color ice is?

Here's a hint: not green.

This represents nature's self-correction toward a more natural state. Get rid of ice (ok, answer: ice is WHITE), replace with green.

We're supposed to be green, anyway, remember? Green is good, green means you care about the environment. What color do treehuggers want to be?

Say it with me: GREEN.

I rest my case.


Oddly enough Iceland is also green. Mostly.
 
2012-07-24 11:28:01 PM

ontariolightning: Mugato: Why is everyone such an asshole when it comes to global warming?

Its politically divisive. I'm a socialist and if I were a party line drone I'd be a global warming zombie, but I have my own brain and can choose what to believe.. however not everyone is their own person


That wants to sound so reasonable.
 
2012-07-24 11:41:51 PM
If it's natural, then obviously, we have nothing to worry about and we can ignore the issue

/sea level rise will correct itself
//starting in another 150 years or so
 
2012-07-24 11:50:07 PM

NewportBarGuy: People just like to be argumentative, it's their nature. It's why we, as a species, are such assholes.


RISE ABOVE, BE A NINJA:

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2012-07-25 12:20:46 AM

Pocket Ninja: Subby. the country is named Greenland. GREENland. Do you know what color ice is?

Here's a hint: not green.

This represents nature's self-correction toward a more natural state. Get rid of ice (ok, answer: ice is WHITE), replace with green.

We're supposed to be green, anyway, remember? Green is good, green means you care about the environment. What color do treehuggers want to be?

Say it with me: GREEN.

I rest my case.


You clearly haven't seen D2: The Mighty Ducks.

platedlizard: Oddly enough Iceland is also green. Mostly.


You might have.
 
2012-07-25 12:53:55 AM
Not gonna lie. This heat has been brutal. Doesnt mean I'm going to put out my tire fire.
 
2012-07-25 12:54:08 AM
cool! now we can develop all that land AND drill for oil much easier!
 
2012-07-25 01:09:28 AM

NewportBarGuy: People just like to be argumentative, it's their nature. It's why we, as a species, are such assholes.


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No it isn't.
 
2012-07-25 01:22:08 AM
97% - Wow, that was a lotta sheet!
 
2012-07-25 01:24:39 AM

Dufus: 97% - Wow, that was a lotta sheet!


lol
too bad they meant the to layer of the sheet ...
the idea that the WHOLE ice sheet could actually MELT in one year is SO farkING FUNNY !!!
 
2012-07-25 03:02:38 AM

ontariolightning: Mugato: Why is everyone such an asshole when it comes to global warming?

Its politically divisive. I'm a socialist and if I were a party line drone I'd be a global warming zombie, but I have my own brain and can choose what to believe.. however not everyone is their own person


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2012-07-25 03:02:42 AM

Pocket Ninja: Subby. the country is named Greenland. GREENland. Do you know what color ice is?

Here's a hint: not green.

This represents nature's self-correction toward a more natural state. Get rid of ice (ok, answer: ice is WHITE), replace with green.

We're supposed to be green, anyway, remember? Green is good, green means you care about the environment. What color do treehuggers want to be?

Say it with me: GREEN.

I rest my case.


You might want to look up how Greenland got it's name some time.

Hint: Buena Vista Blvd, doesn't really offer any breathtaking views.
 
2012-07-25 04:28:15 AM

Mugato: Why is everyone such an ass icehole when it comes to global warming?

 
2012-07-25 04:40:26 AM
97% of the surface ice on the Greenland ice sheet melted in four days. Well, yeah, DUH, it's summer

FTFY, Alarmistmitter. 97% of the surface ice has shown signs of melting. Surface ice != the whole friggin' thing.
 
2012-07-25 04:55:15 AM

Durendal: 97% of the surface ice on the Greenland ice sheet melted in four days. Well, yeah, DUH, it's summer

FTFY, Alarmistmitter. 97% of the surface ice has shown signs of melting. Surface ice != the whole friggin' thing.


Seriously.

But let the righties poo-poo this, that's what they do (for some unknown reason).
 
2012-07-25 05:53:01 AM
Er, didn't the article say that 40% had already shown signs of melting, and then it changed to 97% showing signs of melting in 4 days? I'm no mathemagician, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't mean that 97% of the ice melted in 4 days.
 
2012-07-25 05:54:45 AM
If the current ice sheets STARTED MELTING 25,000 years ago, why is everyone suddenly so gun-ho on stopping them now?
 
2012-07-25 05:55:24 AM
FTA : Measurements from three satellites showed that on July 8, about 40 percent of the ice sheet had undergone thawing at or near the surface. In just a few days, the melting had dramatically accelerated and an estimated 97 percent of the ice sheet surface had thawed by July 12.

So, it went from 40% to 97% in that four day period, not 0% to 97%. That's a lot less interesting.
 
2012-07-25 05:56:33 AM

TommyymmoT: Pocket Ninja: Subby. the country is named Greenland. GREENland. Do you know what color ice is?

Here's a hint: not green.

This represents nature's self-correction toward a more natural state. Get rid of ice (ok, answer: ice is WHITE), replace with green.

We're supposed to be green, anyway, remember? Green is good, green means you care about the environment. What color do treehuggers want to be?

Say it with me: GREEN.

I rest my case.

You might want to look up how Greenland got it's name some time.

Hint: Buena Vista Blvd, doesn't really offer any breathtaking views.


so greenland is named greenland because the developer thought people who spoke spanish were stupid enough to buy a house based on the name of the street it's on?

I dont think you know your greenland history very well. Its a well known fact that Greenland is named greenland because the early vikings met alien visitors there when they first arrived and named the land after the color of the alien skin.

/ do some research.
 
2012-07-25 05:56:48 AM
It always melts faster in election years.
 
2012-07-25 05:56:56 AM

ontariolightning: "Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average

Doesn't exactly sound promising for the C02 Global Warming freaks however Climate change sounds about right.


Wait, did you seriously just type out C-zero-two?

Carbon Dioxide wiki link, Carbon (C) bonded to two Oxygen (O) atoms in a linear shape
 
2012-07-25 05:57:29 AM
Buy land there now while it's cheap. As soon as all the ice is gone the tourists and vacationers will come!
 
2012-07-25 05:58:28 AM
Would somebody please think of the polar bears. They like sliding on ice.
 
2012-07-25 05:58:33 AM
NASA pushes the fraudulent Man Made Global Warming nonsense....

Of course, in the summer, there will be some melting on the top of the ice cap....the miles-deep core is still ice.

Oh, and, the same school that covered up the massive child molestation (Penn State)....also is the major American school that pushes the Man Made Global Warming Hoax nonsense (Dr Michael Mann)
 
2012-07-25 05:59:50 AM
BRING FORTH THE GRAPHS!!!
 
2012-07-25 06:01:25 AM

Yogimus: BRING FORTH THE GRAPHS!!!


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2012-07-25 06:04:58 AM

UCFRoadWarrior: NASA pushes the fraudulent Man Made Global Warming nonsense....

Of course, in the summer, there will be some melting on the top of the ice cap....the miles-deep core is still ice.

Oh, and, the same school that covered up the massive child molestation (Penn State)....also is the major American school that pushes the Man Made Global Warming Hoax nonsense (Dr Michael Mann)


ZOMG the same organization that put people on the moon also pushes the fraudulent Man Made Global Warming nonsense!!1!
 
2012-07-25 06:05:03 AM

Durendal: 97% of the surface ice on the Greenland ice sheet melted in four days. Well, yeah, DUH, it's summer

FTFY, Alarmistmitter. 97% of the surface ice has shown signs of melting. Surface ice != the whole friggin' thing.


Well that is not very impressive then, wake me up when something exciting happens.
 
2012-07-25 06:07:32 AM

Ilmarinen: UCFRoadWarrior: NASA pushes the fraudulent Man Made Global Warming nonsense....

Of course, in the summer, there will be some melting on the top of the ice cap....the miles-deep core is still ice.

Oh, and, the same school that covered up the massive child molestation (Penn State)....also is the major American school that pushes the Man Made Global Warming Hoax nonsense (Dr Michael Mann)

ZOMG the same organization that put people on the moon also pushes the fraudulent Man Made Global Warming nonsense!!1!


Oh my God, another gullible sheeple. You really think a human could survive in space? There's no AIR, GENIUS. They'd be drownded.
 
2012-07-25 06:08:45 AM
Greenland is just the beginning. We must find a way to be rid of the maritime provinces!
 
2012-07-25 06:08:56 AM
Has someone checked nyc to see if its completely flooded? It's NOT you say? If this much ice melting can't sink wall street/the free market then global warming is obviously just aother fartbama conspiracy. Check and mate, lieburals.

/this is how I imagine conservatives view global warming, something purely political and not scientific.
 
2012-07-25 06:14:30 AM
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2012-07-25 06:15:42 AM
For this summer at least, it seems "climate change" is proceeding at a pace worse then the 'worst-case' predictions. I sure hope next summer goes the other way.
 
2012-07-25 06:29:59 AM
Let me be more specific. Until 1989 the record number of 100 degree days in Denver was 3. This year: 13. So far. Just one data point to be sure (well, the latest data point), but the 100 degree day records show the classic 'hockey-stick' pattern.

/concerned for the young persons
 
2012-07-25 06:32:31 AM
I love how these threads have become a nice mix of parody of the right wing position on climate change, coupled with liberal doses of blatant trolls.

It's almost like /b.
 
2012-07-25 06:33:26 AM

Mugato: Why is everyone such an asshole when it comes to global warming?


Because you have 2 religions fighting things out.

You have the environmentalist religion vs traditional religions. All religious fights end up one way, with people being assholes bantying about "facts" that anyone who isnt of their beliefs can clearly see arent facts.

Both sides fire these "facts" at the other, then get their feelings hurt when someone, say me, points out that their facts are beliefs.

/ Just because a "scientist" provided you with facts does not mean they are infallible. Kinda like the pope. "scientists" used to believe the liver pumped blood, and that blood was burned by the organs for fuel. But of course, our scientists of today see things MUCH more clearly.
 
2012-07-25 06:34:02 AM
I can understand why people are so apprehensive when it comes to global warming. If the climate scientists are wrong, we will have cleaned up our air for nothing...
 
2012-07-25 06:34:25 AM
Only a few pirates left now.
 
2012-07-25 06:37:36 AM

Sgygus: Let me be more specific. Until 1989 the record number of 100 degree days in Denver was 3. This year: 13. So far. Just one data point to be sure (well, the latest data point), but the 100 degree day records show the classic 'hockey-stick' pattern.

/concerned for the young persons


How far back do the records go? I'd like to see the ones from 1200-1500 A.D.
 
2012-07-25 06:47:07 AM
Interesting. It has apparently happened before. Probably will again after we're dead and gone.

The question is: will the iterations be closer together?

Guess we won't find out.
 
2012-07-25 06:50:04 AM

masercot: I can understand why people are so apprehensive when it comes to global warming. If the climate scientists are wrong, we will have cleaned up our air for nothing


Since I am just little tired of seeing this saying. Sigh..... CO2 is not pollution, it's not dirty, it's not smog, we are not "cleaning" the air by removing it. Trees breathe it, we expel it when we exhale, it is a common, natural gas. So by lowering CO2 emmisions we are not improving the air quality. Emissions such as sulphur are a different story. But hey, guess what? Experiments have shown all the efforts to lower sulphur emmission have actually added to global warming by allowing a higher percentage of sunlight to reach ground level. Talk about damned if we do, damned if we don't.
 
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