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Study finds Greenland’s ice
may not be as vulnerable to
climate change as scientists feared

Houston Chronicle, by Eric Berger

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/25/2013 8:59:08 AM

New research suggests that Greenland’s vast ice sheet isn’t as fragile as some climate scientists feared. The work, published in Nature this week (see abstract), indicates the majority of ice on Greenland could remain intact for hundreds of years even if the planet warms considerably.The study used ice cores to study conditions during a period of natural global warming that occurred between 115,000 and 130,000 years ago, when temperatures were about 14.5 Fahrenheit degrees higher than they are today. This was known as the Eemian period. During this inter-glacial time about 75 percent of Greenland’s ice sheet remained intact.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/25/2013 9:12:47 AM     (No. 9138310)

Fourteen degrees warmer and the ice is still there and the Gullible Warming people are worried about a 2 degree increase over the next 90 years.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/25/2013 9:12:56 AM     (No. 9138311)

Too late.

We have already sacrificed our energy sector on the altar of
climate change.

Oh well....who´s on ´DWTS´ tonight ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 1/25/2013 9:16:42 AM     (No. 9138322)

What a crock! Didn´t we all see the breathless reports that almost all of the surface ice of Greenland had melted. They had these color enhanced photos proving that the ice was gone. You could almost make out entire herds of dying polar bears.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/25/2013 9:28:16 AM     (No. 9138347)

#3 “.. You could almost make out entire herds of dying polar bears…”

Yes! I remember the video of a polar bear trying to hang onto a little piece of ice…..A Greenland version of ‘Water World.´

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 1/25/2013 9:44:06 AM     (No. 9138393)

Not a *single* premise of ´catastrophic global warming´ prediction has held up to the test of time, so the AGW (Gore-bull warming bozos) freaks keep trying to ´alter´ what they´ve predicted...

As government ponders spending your grandchildren´s future welfare checks on fairy tales...

Ya´ gotta´ laugh. Or not.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 1/25/2013 9:56:57 AM     (No. 9138426)

Al Gore, please pick up a white courtesy phone (and please notice it´s the same color as most of "Greenland")!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: not so little nell, 1/25/2013 10:27:16 AM     (No. 9138511)

Poor Manbearpig. There is just no respect for Poodle boy and his ´the science is in´ alarm yelps.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GOPinTN, 1/25/2013 10:49:40 AM     (No. 9138561)

Our RINO Senator comrade Lamar! is going whole hog into this death to the coal industry too. I guess just to be sure that our electrical costs will necessarily skyrocket.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: joew9, 1/25/2013 10:50:22 AM     (No. 9138563)

Another scientist about to get fired for not supporting the party line.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/25/2013 11:03:00 AM     (No. 9138612)

Once the Polar Bears discover the joys of a warmer climate, they will all move to South Florida!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/25/2013 11:31:17 AM     (No. 9138696)

No kidding? Greenland still has ice? Who woulda thought? I guess Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Foundation, the Sierra Club and assorted other fanatics had better get busy with their Photoshop software and refute this.

#10 - don´t wish those bears on us Floridians. We are already being overrun with man-eating sharks thanks to bug-eyed fanatic shark lovers, just as we have been up to our [bleep]es in alligators for the last two decades.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ocjim, 1/25/2013 11:46:10 AM     (No. 9138733)

Oops.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/25/2013 11:48:36 AM     (No. 9138742)

It Doesn´t Matter ...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/25/2013 1:14:58 PM     (No. 9138959)

This is a link to the U of Ill site´s graph of global sea ice:

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/global.daily.ice.area.withtrend.jpg

No real change since 1979.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: aintnojoke, 1/25/2013 1:47:20 PM     (No. 9139023)

It´s not that there´s no global warming, it´s just that Greenland ice doesn´t melt at 32 degress.

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