Oops. Ohhhhh… These so-called ‘scientists’ must have forgotten. Turns out that volcanoes are melting the ice from below, not humans.
“Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed,” shouts the headline on ScienceDaily.com.
“Pine Island Glacier is a region of fast-flowing ice draining an area of West Antarctica approximately two thirds the size of the UK,” the article explains. “The glacier is a particular cause for concern as it is losing more ice than any other glacier in Antarctica.”
“Currently, Pine Island Glacier together with its neighbouring Thwaites glacier are responsible for about 10% of the ongoing increase in global sea level.”
Using a state-of-the-art ice flow model developed by Northumbria University’s glaciology research group, the researchers found “that Pine Island glacier has at least three distinct tipping points. The third and final event, triggered by ocean temperatures increasing by 1.2C, leads to a rapid and irreversible retreat of the entire glacier.
The article, dated 1 Apr 2021, warns that such a retreat, “once started, could lead to the collapse of the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which contains enough ice to raise global sea level by over three metres.”
“The researchers say that long-term warming and shoaling trends in Circumpolar Deep Water, in combination with changing wind patterns in the Amundsen Sea, could expose Pine Island Glacier’s ice shelf to warmer waters for longer periods of time, making temperature changes of this magnitude increasingly likely.”
Sounds pretty bad, doesn’t it? We should blame humans for all that warmer water, right?
Uh, not exactly.
What the article doesn’t bother to mention
What the article doesn’t bother to mention is that the water is being heated by underwater volcanoes. And scientists have known this for at least seven years, probably a lot longer.
Here’s an article I posted about this on June 10, 2014.
“A new study finds that subglacial volcanoes and other geothermal “hotspots” are contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier, a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica’s Pine Island Bay,” this article shows
Here’s another article that I posted on August 11, 2014.
“A new study by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin found that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is collapsing due to geothermal heat, not man-made global warming,” this article shows.
And yet another article on September 16, 2014. This was actually a press release from the University of Texas.
Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean, it’s being melted from below by geothermal heat, researchers at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin (UTIG) report in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Then in 2017 I posted yet another article about this, saying that underground streams of heated rock – heated by volcanic activity – might explain why Antarctica’s ice sheets are melting.
And finally, here’s a press release from the National Science Foundation, entitled “Previously unsuspected volcanic activity confirmed under West Antarctic Ice Sheet at Pine Island Glacier.”
“…researchers don’t yet know how volcanic heat is distributed along the bottom of the ice sheet. However, researchers do know that the heat from the volcano is producing melting beneath the ice sheet.”
So… when the alarmists start yelling at you, once again, that we humans are responsible for melting the Antarctic Ice Sheet – and that we must therefore destroy our entire economy – you might want to remember this:
Volcanoes are melting the ice from below!
This global warming hoax is getting way out of hand.
Thanks to Winston Smith for bringing this latest ‘study’ to my attention.
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