Originally Posted by Nauticatarcher
Thats what has always happened where Glaciers meet the sea and has nothing to do with AGW it's how icebergs are formed and is called calving, nothing at all to be alarmed about
Along this same vein, the Antarctic glaciers calve off icebergs 4 times or more larger than this Greenland
one and have been doing so for many decades. There was a news story many, many years ago that the Saudi's were going to attach engines/ships to one really huge Antarctic iceberg and drag it to the Persian Gulf and use it for a fresh water
- - If you research
the climate history
of the planet for the last half billion years or so, the available data shows that we are in the fifth cold/hot cycle and currently trending towards another "hot" planet cycle. See the graph below - but be careful the horizontal time axis shifts scale 5 times to amplify the recent past.
- - That the Earth is warming is as certain as a northern hemisphere person in March assuming/knowing that come June the temperatures will be much warmer. The debate is two-fold: Are humans having any effect on the natural processes either to start them or to amplify/increase the natural warming cycle; and secondly, can humans do anything to stop/reverse or mitigate or nullify the human influence on the natural processes of a warming Earth.
- - My conclusion is categorically - no - when you look at the "large scale" picture of the earth's temperature swings. If you look at the microscopic time scale - which is what the ACC/AGW proponents use to generate cash flow - you can see accelerations and decelerations of the natural warming of the planet. Past records of the Earth's temperature history
shows dramatic temperature spikes ten times or more larger than what the ACC/AGW lobby is fretting about as "human caused."
- - It is a case of the little ant arguing with the elephant about the size/depth of the elephant's footprint in the mud. To the ant's scale of reference it is enormous; to the elephant it is inconsequential.
- - The Earth is a finite size, but the human ego is a magnitude larger and human's (at least some humans) are convinced that humans are the beginning, middle and end of all existence and of all things of importance. Which is exactly what has been taught and drilled into virtually all "western" cultures for the last 2 thousand years or so. I like the most modern phrase in current
use in such "visions of self importance" circumstances - - "Get over yourself."