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Monday, December 5, 2011

Antarctica wthout the ice

I love geography and when I run across a story on some new discovery or theory about our planet I usually read it.  The BBC has a article about the bottom of the earth and how the geologists have put 27 million bits of information together to let us see what the place looks like of there is no ice.  HERE is the article.

I didn't know that microwaves could go right through the ice to the rock surfaces but now I do.  The continent is the only place on the planet not owned by any country.  All can explore it and maybe when it is finished we can see what the last land mass has to show us.  Since we have been told the land masses have moved around the surface of the planet and were all once connected maybe there is some of earths secrets of its beginnings to be found.  The tallest mountains on the continent are still covered by a mile of ice.  What could really lie beneath?  Along with the deep oceans, the continent of ice (it has 70% of the earths freshwater) is still an unknown in many ways.  Unfortunately though the article does try and make a case for "global warming" and "rising sea levels" even though there is no evidence in the sea levels rising.

So check out the pictures and as I do, think of all the things that Antarctica could contain.  Better than science fiction! 

4 comments:

  1. Here is even more interesting reading, hot off the press. You will realize why AB32 is such a vital law. Lets see how your friends spin this one..

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/science/earth/record-jump-in-emissions-in-2010-study-finds.html

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  2. No spin needed. CO2 would have to be ten times higher to match ancient levels when earth was doing just fine. Besides, the "science" for this is very suspect. Try TRuss Steeles blog if you want to dbtae this as he is the expert.

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  3. Pete,

    Come on over and we can discuss the impact of AB32, and CO2 emissions and the long term impact on the climate. By the way with CO continuing to increase, Antarctica has seen a slight cooling trend over the past 30 years, according to a scientist that has spent the last thirty years studying the area. Why can that be, since CO2 warming was suppose to show up first in the arctic regions. True the arctic has been warmer in recent yeas, but no warmer than it was in the late 30 and early 40s when CO2 was not an issue. Why was that. Natural variation!

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  4. Russ, thatnks for the facts. I doubt this PeterK fellow will engage.

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Real name thank you.