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NASA: Polar ice sheets are melting
Orange County Register ^ | 12-05-2012 | pat brennan

Posted on 12/06/2012 9:16:39 AM PST by edcoil

Ice sheets at both of Earth's poles are melting rapidly, and the rate of loss has increased since the 1990s, a new NASA-sponsored study shows.

The study, which combines extensive data from aircraft and satellites, is believed to be the most precise assessment of its kind.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


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Here we go again.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 9:16:43 AM PST by edcoil
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To: edcoil
Sorry but the gooberment put out a report two weeks ago that the Antarctic is growing faster than at any time in recorded history. These so called criminals should just be shot on sight.

LLS

2 posted on 12/06/2012 9:20:00 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: edcoil

And how is this relevant to Primary Mission “Muslim outreach” ?


3 posted on 12/06/2012 9:21:07 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: edcoil
Sorry but the gooberment put out a report two weeks ago that the Antarctic is growing faster than at any time in recorded history. These so called criminals should just be shot on sight.

LLS

4 posted on 12/06/2012 9:21:07 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: edcoil

NASA no longer does space exploration. Heck, they don’t even have launch capability.

So, they focus on proving global warming and muslim outreach.

Same as what Romney would have had them do. /SARCASM


5 posted on 12/06/2012 9:21:35 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; steelyourfaith

Ping.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 9:21:41 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: edcoil
While some influence from planetary warming is likely impinging on the Antarctic continent – mainly shifts in ocean and wind circulation patterns – the continent's relative isolation makes a strong link to global warming elusive.
7 posted on 12/06/2012 9:23:32 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Army Air Corps

haven’t heard much about the “hole in the Ozone layer” lately. Guess it’s closed up.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 9:23:32 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Army Air Corps

chicken little, henny penny, goosey loosey, cocky lockey and ducky daddle all concur.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 9:26:41 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: edcoil

I’m not believing this unless they have a hockey stick graph PROVING it!


10 posted on 12/06/2012 9:27:02 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: edcoil

Probably caused by my uncle’s big ass Cadillac...


11 posted on 12/06/2012 9:27:02 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: edcoil

Climate changes. That’s hardly scientifically controversial. Show me some evidence that the King Kanuts at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have the power to stop it.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 9:27:14 AM PST by DManA
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To: edcoil

“Hey!...We are too, relevant!...See, we’ll produce reports to support your BS agenda!...See!...Wait!.....”

NASA as prostitute....


13 posted on 12/06/2012 9:27:22 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: massgopguy
haven’t heard much about the “hole in the Ozone layer” lately. Guess it’s closed up.

It'll probably be closed until the patent on refrigerant R134a expires.

14 posted on 12/06/2012 9:28:33 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: edcoil

It took 40 million years to build up the antarctic ice cap and those G.D. Bitter Clingers are melting it down in one generation!

/s


15 posted on 12/06/2012 9:29:45 AM PST by Iron Munro (Big Moo & Bronco 'Bama = Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder)
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To: edcoil

If this keeps up, in a few decades we might return to the climate conditions of the Medieval Warm Period.


16 posted on 12/06/2012 9:35:01 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: edcoil

I’m guessing that the Antarctic ice-sheet is currently melting faster than the arctic ice-sheet.

Oh No!


17 posted on 12/06/2012 9:35:45 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: edcoil
Looks to me like it's Blue States contributing the most to Global Warming!

Home energy should be shut off at 11:00pm in Blue States to save the planet.

18 posted on 12/06/2012 9:39:24 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: edcoil

Shouldn’t they be looking the other way?


19 posted on 12/06/2012 9:41:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: edcoil

Sorry, NASA.

You lost your connection to science around the time that you started Muslim outreach.

Go back to your rooms, close the door, and STFU.


20 posted on 12/06/2012 9:41:37 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: edcoil
NASA =

21 posted on 12/06/2012 9:41:59 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: edcoil

Am I the only one who thinks it would be GREAT if the polar ice really was melting?

I don’t believe any of the AGW BS, but I’m pretty sure the Sahara was once a lush jungle. Seems to me, more water in the atmosphere might be a good thing.


22 posted on 12/06/2012 9:43:05 AM PST by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: TexasCajun
Looks to me like it's Blue States contributing the most to Global Warming!

Obama is doing his part to combat Global Warming by keeping the victims of Hurricane Sandy living in homes with no heat and no electric.


23 posted on 12/06/2012 9:44:26 AM PST by Iron Munro (Big Moo & Bronco 'Bama = Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder)
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To: edcoil

So? Who cares? This earth is always changing! IDIOTS!


24 posted on 12/06/2012 9:47:24 AM PST by Cricket24 (Telling the truth is not attacking someone!)
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To: edcoil

You know, the ice in my manhattan last night also melted!

Coincidence?


25 posted on 12/06/2012 9:48:58 AM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: edcoil
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Second verse same as the first.

More BS from government parasites trying to justify their waste of tax dollars.

26 posted on 12/06/2012 9:49:24 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Cleaning the roast beef sandwich from my monitor. lol


27 posted on 12/06/2012 9:51:59 AM PST by grammarman (We could all get along if only we would all agree with you.)
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To: edcoil

Good. It will open up fishing opportunities in the area. If we’re lucky, enough will melt to kill a bunch of dangerous, predatory polar bears.


28 posted on 12/06/2012 9:53:55 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: edcoil

Watching the History Channel’s “History of Mankind” the other evening they had a segment on the Mongol empire under Genghis Khan. What caused the Mongols to leave their homeland and seek to conquer other lands?

A period of global warming turned lush and green Mongolia into a barren desert in the 12th century.

Funny, there was mention of the sun causing this warming period but no mention of it being a man-caused event as we must suffer through today.


29 posted on 12/06/2012 9:56:27 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: oh8eleven

Garbage In = Stopped up pot.


30 posted on 12/06/2012 10:03:07 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: TexasCajun
the continent's relative isolation makes a strong link to global warming elusive.

How telling is that little snippet?

We just know it's there, but it's just "elusive".

31 posted on 12/06/2012 10:07:41 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: edcoil

I wonder if they have Muslim-transgendered toilet/prayer rooms on the space station. My guess is this is why they’ve had to scale back the space program so much in recent years.


32 posted on 12/06/2012 10:07:52 AM PST by Catholic Canadian
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To: edcoil

Hmmm...that’s funny. NASA’s own website shows the antarctic ice sheet has been near or ABOVE long-term means for several years now.


33 posted on 12/06/2012 10:13:04 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: edcoil
Bring it on!


34 posted on 12/06/2012 10:14:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: edcoil

NASA disagrees with itself: http://nsidc.org/research/projects.html


35 posted on 12/06/2012 10:16:21 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: edcoil
Now hold on a minute. Far be it for me to disagree with government scientists but other scientists seem to disagree, and as usual, over the data and over the cherry picked, misconstrued, error prone data--that NASA admits has issues! As usual, anything masquerading as consensus is FAR from consented.

A very good SCIENTIFIC rebuttal here:

Why ice loss and sea level measurements via satellite and the new Shepherd et al paper are highly uncertain at the moment By Anthony Watts.

36 posted on 12/06/2012 10:20:27 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: edcoil

‘Climate change’ ain’t just a state of mind or political reality thingy I reckun .. melt happens.

How many ice ages have come and gone long before al gore ever set foot in his research lab?


37 posted on 12/06/2012 10:20:45 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: edcoil

Did ya know the antarctic sheets are melting Right NOW! And last summer the arctic sheets were melting too! Omg run for the hills cause the sea is rising!!!!!


38 posted on 12/06/2012 10:23:52 AM PST by GraceG
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To: brownsfan
It's like onr reply I had a whle back on NASA but I expanded a bit.

Two time travelling men meet, they have a short discussion:

1970 Man: We can put man on the Moon.

2012 Man: Oh yeah, we can't even get a man into orbit, but we can surf for porn on the internet!

1970 Man: .........
39 posted on 12/06/2012 10:27:48 AM PST by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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To: edcoil

Now that Zero has won reelection, they are going to be pushing Cap and Tax really hard, both at the administrative level (EPA), executive order, and legislatively (Will likely be inserted into the “Fiscal Cliff” legislation or Debt ceiling legislation)


40 posted on 12/06/2012 10:31:50 AM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: edcoil

Who would believe anything from a group infested wth serial liars like James Hansen ?


41 posted on 12/06/2012 10:38:16 AM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: edcoil

Is this NASA’s new mission???


42 posted on 12/06/2012 10:38:45 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: edcoil

If this latest pile of bunk is claimed to be the most precise are they then comparing this to past imprecse data?


43 posted on 12/06/2012 11:06:10 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: edcoil

Well, it could be a solution to our problem of both coasts being saturated with liberals. I’m okay with that...;)


44 posted on 12/06/2012 11:27:32 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: edcoil

A report by whom... James Hansen?


45 posted on 12/06/2012 3:07:08 PM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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