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    Re: Comparative photos of Mount Everest 'confirm ice loss'

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Judging from the photo the ice on the floor which has receded doesn't look like much ice to me anyway.
    I know -19 is cold! But, as the temperature drops, so would the magnitude of the ice, right?
    It's a huge mountain with a huge amount of ice on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Is this a situation where the ice has been receding since the last ice age ended?
    Probably. Although it has probably accelerated in recent decades like most other areas.
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    Re: Comparative photos of Mount Everest 'confirm ice loss'

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    In the West we are still having our quaint little discussions about whether or not climate change is happening.
    Of course climate change is happening. The climate is ALWAYS changing. Has been for millions of years. Why do people assume there should be some steady state?

    The debate is not whether "climate change is happening" but whether we're bringing about significant warming through use of fossil fuels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Of course climate change is happening. The climate is ALWAYS changing. Has been for millions of years. Why do people assume there should be some steady state?

    The debate is not whether "climate change is happening" but whether we're bringing about significant warming through use of fossil fuels.
    If by "debate" you mean "people paid by the oil industry dispute the effects of fossil fuels."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If by "debate" you mean "people paid by the oil industry dispute the effects of fossil fuels."
    The proportion of Americans who think that the earth is warming due to human activites is somewhere in the range of 50%. Are you really trying to suggest that there's no real debate because millions are being paid by the oil industry to dispute the effects of fossil fuels?

    Maybe you're trying to insinuate that only scientists - certain scientists at that, are qualified to debate the topic. Is this where we get the wiki link to studies showing that the small proportion of scientists who receive their funding to study anthropogenic climate change belive that climate change is anthropogenic?

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    Re: Comparative photos of Mount Everest 'confirm ice loss'

    Greenland was first inhabited about 4,500 years ago. The earliest residents arrived from the west, but either left or died due to periods of exceptionally cold weather and/or poor hunting. Signs of their presence have been found near Maniitsoq. The region seems to have then been uninhabited for about 3,000 years.

    The next migration came from the east, following "Erik the Red" Thorwaldsson's exploration of the southern coast of Greenland between 982 and 985 AD. In 986, he led a group of Viking families from Iceland, and settled at Brattahlid, traditionally known as Qassiarsuk (route map). The climate at this time was very warm, much wamer than it is today, and crops were able to do well. It seems likely that the name "Greenland" was given to the country, not just as wishful thinkful, but because it was a climatic fact at that time.
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    Re: Comparative photos of Mount Everest 'confirm ice loss'

    So apparently the climate is not a static, stable system? Who knew?
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    Re: Comparative photos of Mount Everest 'confirm ice loss'

    Global warming is a real thing, the approach is wrong..The planet will be just fine, it's the things that are living on the planet that won't be.

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    Re: Comparative photos of Mount Everest 'confirm ice loss'

    Obviously, not the Global warming idiots.

    Though the beginning of the Cenozoic - the Paleocene - was cooler than the hottest part of the Paleozoic, it was much warmer than today. Oxygen isotope ratios show the ocean was 10° to 15° Celsius warmer than today. For Americans who know nothing of metric units, that's 18°-27° Fahrenheit warmer than now. That's hot!

    55 million years ago, at the very end of the Paleocene there was an drastic incident called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. You can see it as the spike labelled "PETM" on this graph. Ocean surface temperatures worldwide shot up by 5-8°C for a few thousand years - but in the Arctic, it heated up even more, to a balmy 23°C (73°F). This caused a severe dieoff of little ocean critters called foraminifera, and a drastic change of the dominant mammal species. What caused this? Maybe a sudden release of greenhouse gases - carbon dioxide from volcanos, or a "methane burp" released from gas hydrates on the sea floor. People have indeed found drastically different carbon isotope ratios at this time.

    At the start of the Eocene, the continents were close to where they are now, but the average annual temperature in arctic Canada and Siberia was a balmy 18° C (65° F). The dominant plants up there were palm trees and cycads. Fossil monitor lizards (sort of like alligators) dating back to this era have been found in Svalbard, an island north of Greenland that's now covered with ice all year. Antarctica was home to cool temperate forests, including beech trees and ferns. In particular, our Earth had no permanent polar ice caps!
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    Re: Comparative photos of Mount Everest 'confirm ice loss'

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Global warming is a real thing, the approach is wrong..The planet will be just fine, it's the things that are living on the planet that won't be.
    It is the height of human conceit to think we have anything to do with climate change, and the height of stupidity to think we could do anything about it. It's natural, and it will happen time and again.
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