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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:23 PM

440 Billion Tons of Ice Are Expected to Melt This Summer in Greenland -- What That Means for Earth

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By Rachel DeSantis
August 21, 2019 04:18 PM
Should all the ice in Greenland melt, it would raise sea levels around the world by 20 feet

Scientists are warning that a major heatwave in Greenland could lead to a whole lot of melted glacier ice this summer – 440 billion tons, to be exact. A new report by the Associated Press took a detailed look at the dire situation in Greenland, and noted that the record-shattering heat from July 31 to Aug. 3 melted 58 billion tons of ice.

...By the end of the summer, 440 billion tons are expected to have vanished, reportedly enough to flood Pennsylvania or the entire country of Greece about one foot deep.

...“[It’s] the end of the planet,” New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland told the AP. “It takes a really long time to grow an ice sheet, thousands and thousands of years, but they can be broken up or destroyed quite rapidly.”

https://people.com/human-interest/440-billion-tons-ice-melt-in-greenland/

When People has articles like this, you know things are dire.

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Reply 440 Billion Tons of Ice Are Expected to Melt This Summer in Greenland -- What That Means for Earth (Original post)
bronxiteforever Aug 2019 OP
flor-de-jasmim Aug 2019 #1
Doodley Aug 2019 #2
localroger Aug 2019 #7
theophilus Aug 2019 #3
smirkymonkey Aug 2019 #4
former9thward Aug 2019 #5
Control-Z Aug 2019 #6
Hortensis Aug 2019 #8

Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:34 PM

1. Now I understand Trump: he wants to cash in on Greenland's liquidation sale.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:36 PM

2. It's the end of the planet as we know it.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:08 PM

7. But Trump feels fiiiine... /nt

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:45 PM

3. Stupid humans. We deserve what we are about to receive. n/t

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:04 PM

4. I'm glad this article was in People, because it is going to reach people who normally

would not concern themselves with climate change. However it was not scary enough or detailed enough. People need to know what is going to happen to THEM because of this. Right now, most people don't believe that CC is going to affect them much or even at all.

They need to know that this is a serious problem now and that it is only a matter of time before they and their families - especially their children and definitely their grandchildren - will be severely impacted by CC and it's even possible that they may not survive it.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:16 PM

5. I read the article.

Strangely it does not answer the question posed in the title "What That Means for Earth". It does not make a single prediction about what the ice melt in Greenland means. Why?

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Response to former9thward (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:28 PM

6. I know what it means - it hit me hard

over a decade ago.

NOBODY LISTENS.

Today I'm telling everyone I see that the Amazon is on fire. I'm actually seeing a little bit of what-fuck-in most of their faces.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:17 PM

8. Well, good thing our house is on a hill. Maybe it'll turn

out to be waterfront.

Btw, that "end of the planet" thing? Uh-uh. We and our generations have live with whatever comes. We already are, and we will continue to as this progresses.

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