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Antarctica is being rapidly
melted from below says Nasa,
and it thinks it knows why

Independent [UK], by Andrew Griffin

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/9/2017 11:19:45 PM

There is something mysterious and hot lurking beneath the surface of the Antarctic ice. Now Nasa says that it might have found the source of that strange heating – a “mantle plume” – or upwelling of abnormally hot rock, that lies deep beneath the surface. The heat is causing the surface of the ice to melt and crack, resulting in rivers and other disruption to Antarctica. Around 30 years ago, a scientist at the University of Colorado Denver said that there might be a mantle plume under a region of the continent known as Marie Byrd Land. That hypothesis helped explain some strange

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Melting from below, you say. Caused by a fleet of underwater SUVs?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 11/9/2017 11:24:01 PM     (No. 11447432)

Maybe they should read Robert Felix´s book. That will tell them the ´why´.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche, 11/9/2017 11:51:14 PM     (No. 11447439)

Friction from under the table dirty dealing?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: peeps, 11/9/2017 11:54:16 PM     (No. 11447441)

Do these 20-something reporters not know that NASA is an acronym, not a word? Pet peeve!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bassman, 11/9/2017 11:59:22 PM     (No. 11447443)

It was NASA when they used to put men in space. Obama changed it to Nasa.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: avanti1, 11/10/2017 12:08:45 AM     (No. 11447447)

And the IPCC said the melting of Antarctic Ice was caused by man-made CO2!!

I´m sure mantle plume was modeled in all of the computer models that predict disaster (sarcasm off).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kono, 11/10/2017 12:18:18 AM     (No. 11447452)

If you read the article you´ll notice that the mantle plume announcement is just a diversion. The mantle plume has apparently been beneath Marie Byrd Land since before the Antarctic ice cap first formed.

The Milankovitch Cycles and cyclical variability in solar output do the most to drive long-term and medium-term planetary warming and cooling cycles.

A couple of mantle plumes may complicate the patterns; but they don´t drive the patterns.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/10/2017 12:18:28 AM     (No. 11447453)

Now I don’t know if I should Buy Belize or Buy Byrdland

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Omen, 11/10/2017 12:19:36 AM     (No. 11447454)

Algore is NOT gonna like this so expect it to be ignored.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dvc, 11/10/2017 12:51:31 AM     (No. 11447460)

Damn! SUVs causing hot magma to melt Antarctica! The only possible explanation.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 11/10/2017 2:24:03 AM     (No. 11447495)

Anthropogenic mantle plume. Caused by too little CO2 in the atmosphere.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JediJerry, 11/10/2017 2:24:49 AM     (No. 11447496)

Undersea volcanic activity releases massive amounts of greenhouse gasses which are absorbed into the sea water and migrate to the surface then are released into the atmosphere.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LadyVet, 11/10/2017 5:51:36 AM     (No. 11447538)

#5, when that is factored in, we will all be dead before 2020. No need to worry if Lil Kim nukes the world. Or if Trump will be re-elected. /s

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/10/2017 6:16:00 AM     (No. 11447544)

Only those ´findings´ which can be used to further empower governmental control of human activity are important. The Left has no more concern for the environment than it has for a peaceful and honest democratic process. The whole idea is to expand government control at all costs and by whatever means necessary. This leads to great personal power, privilege and fortune for those at the top of this pyramid scam. See: ALGORE and the ALGORERHYTHMS.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 11/10/2017 6:51:07 AM     (No. 11447557)

Whoops, some possibly REAL science to explain why Antarctica is melting. It´s the planet doing it to itself. Naturally. Without any help from man or his activities, unless you can say that CO2 from the air is somehow being pumped into the mantle and causing increased geothermal events. Yeah, right. But don´t put it past the Alarmists to come up with something like this.

Piece by piece, REAL science is breaking down Alarmist fake science; Alarmist unproven theories that should have stayed in the laboratory but were hauled out to fuel the Left´s political agenda.

Faced with better theories but ones that undermine their Agenda and reputations, the Alarmists bitterly cling to their stories as they look more and more stupid and destroy the idea that science is supposed to be impartial and only a pursuit of truth. Corrupted by politics, Alarmist "science" is dangerous.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rolfnader, 11/10/2017 6:56:45 AM     (No. 11447559)

Or not.......

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/10/2017 7:33:47 AM     (No. 11447599)

Quick- before the opportunity is past- establish a "Mantle Plume Tax". Hold a meeting of international "Mantle Plume Alarmists" in Paris to convene an emergency meeting to form an accord so we can squeeze every last possible cent out of global citizens. The Earth must be protected- think of the penguins!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 11/10/2017 7:55:41 AM     (No. 11447621)

Its solar warmimg not global warmimg. Or cooling. Or whatever is going on.

Gotta luv leftist media, govt brain washing dontcha?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 11/10/2017 10:52:03 AM     (No. 11447676)

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Again.

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