Warming temperatures melt 1600 years worth of ice in 25 years

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Slash Gear said:
In what is a profound visual display of the earth’s increasingly warmer temperatures, glacial ice in the Andes that took a minimum of 1600 years to form have melted drastically in a mere 25 years, leaving behind a large pool of water framed by exposed rock and dimished beds of ice. As the ice melts, plants from thousands of years ago are being freed.

As the ice melts, plants that were trapped within it are exposed, and it is those very materials that are being used to analyze the glacial area’s history. Such a project has been undertaken by Ohio State University’s glaciologist Lonnie G. Thompson, who – along with his team – has published the results of their work on the Peruvian ice sheets known as the Quelccaya ice cap.

The timespan for the formation of the ice was determined by carbon dating the plants that have been exposed as the ice melts. The carbon being dated has a known decay rate and provides fairly exact data in return. In addition to the carbon dating, Thompson and team have published information on chemical tracers from ice pulled from the depths of the ice cap via drills.

Read more: http://www.slashgear.com/warming-temperatures-melt-1600-years-worth-of-ice-in-25-years-06276718/
 

Gnosis

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Manhattan and New Orleans should be completely submerged by water pretty soon.
Rivers are already turning red in China due to dumping of dead animals (pigs) and untreated human feces.
 

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As years came, global warming could pose more serious threat from our environment and we cannot prevent from the things that see and used as contirbution from problem.

The thing here is to provide more and take care for the natural resources as they are responsible to kill and control those so called greenhouse gases.
 

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Global warming is happening faster than we know it. We should all be at least saving the planet by having Solar and what not. The more people that has that the better.

Plus even, Hybrid cars are a start on saving this world.
 
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dragonmew

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thing is with solar its really expensive to install but in the UK there building more nuclear power plants. id love to have solar but cheapest ive found is £10k thats not even including maintainence etc
 

Burrito

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Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is speaking truth to power.



You go girl.





She gives Trump the stink-eye.

You go girl.

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Pretty sure she's related to @upnorth.
 

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This thread was started 6 years ago. Is the situation moving towards improvement? Abnormal heat continues to be reported this year.
We may just be looking at the burning home and expressing a sense of crisis and anxiety.
I feel hope for this girl's activities. I think it would be nice if we could go in a good direction.

For @upnorth , this is a more serious problem than anyone else.:unsure:
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Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is speaking truth to power.



You go girl.





She gives Trump the stink-eye.

You go girl.

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Pretty sure she's related to @upnorth.

She was very powerful and followed that with the "death glare" at Fuhrer Trump!
 

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Burrito

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I give the Swede's a lot of credit. They are thinking about... and talking about global climate change.

This is important.

But.... this is unexpected.


Really.



Swede Cannibal Guy Magnus Soderlund may in fact be our own @upnorth. :eek: o_O

Maybe. :unsure:

But maybe not. :)
 

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We won't have to worry about Global Warming for much longer, there's a solution coming.
When our Hard disk gets filled with garbage and the system doesn't work properly, what do we do? We reformat it; the same is going to happen to us. Our planet is ridden with too much garbage right now and it needs to be cleaned.
Now a days we are always hearing of too many objects that are flying past our planet and their numbers are increasing day by day. This is just the warning for us. One will hit us very soon if don't heed and we will be able to do nothing.
It will come with such a force that any kind of deterrent will not work, we will not be able to change its course.
And for blasting it, that will also be not possible, nothing on the Earth will be able to harm it.
It will also be a targeted attack, i.e. it will mostly affect the Humans.
Though its a little bit difficult to believe but its true as it has happened in the past also. All the ancient texts describe these kinds of events and we ourselves have found out what happened to the Dinosaurs.
But there's one thing to be noted, whenever Humanity has been in danger some one has been sent here to help them, and this will defninitely happen again.
 

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Please do not travel to Sweden, Mr. Burrito :):ROFLMAO:
When @Burrito 's palm is stained red ...
I think we should be aware of the circumstances.:eek::ROFLMAO:

We won't have to worry about Global Warming for much longer, there's a solution coming.
When our Hard disk gets filled with garbage and the system doesn't work properly, what do we do? We reformat it; the same is going to happen to us. Our planet is ridden with too much garbage right now and it needs to be cleaned.
Now a days we are always hearing of too many objects that are flying past our planet and their numbers are increasing day by day. This is just the warning for us. One will hit us very soon if don't heed and we will be able to do nothing.
It will come with such a force that any kind of deterrent will not work, we will not be able to change its course.
And for blasting it, that will also be not possible, nothing on the Earth will be able to harm it.
It will also be a targeted attack, i.e. it will mostly affect the Humans.
Though its a little bit difficult to believe but its true as it has happened in the past also. All the ancient texts describe these kinds of events and we ourselves have found out what happened to the Dinosaurs.
But there's one thing to be noted, whenever Humanity has been in danger some one has been sent here to help them, and this will defninitely happen again.
In addition to the self-cleaning action of the earth, I also consider the possibility that humanity will evolve in response to global warming.
 

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We won't have to worry about Global Warming for much longer, there's a solution coming.
When our Hard disk gets filled with garbage and the system doesn't work properly, what do we do? We reformat it; the same is going to happen to us. Our planet is ridden with too much garbage right now and it needs to be cleaned.
The bad thing in that case is Humanity would be lost.:)
 

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Global warming (whether human caused or not) will result in the ice age. People say: So what, we had several of them and the Earth survived. Yes, the Earth did, but there were hardly any people around. The ice age will cause water and food shortages, which will end the world as we know it. Not because we would not be able to survive it, but because countries will fight over the remaining resources, since there will not be enough to feed all.
 

Burrito

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She was very powerful and followed that with the "death glare" at Fuhrer Trump!

Yes, and 'Fuhrer Trump' mocked her today.

He makes himself look SO SMALL sometimes..

Oldschool, as the USA Ambassador to MT, what do you think of this?

 
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