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  • Lost city of Atlantis FOUND in Antarctica? Bizarre structure exposed by melting ice

    04/14/2018 2:19:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 70 replies
    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/ ^ | 4/14/18 | Callum Hoare
    THE lost city of Atlantis may have finally been uncovered after a structure was spotted poking through the ice of Antartica on Google Earth.Conspiracy theorists have long searched for the mythical city, which was first written about by philosopher Plato. Some believe it was a real place and was once the ruling power of the world before a natural disaster sank the entire island into the sea. But one man – Graham Maple, who runs YouTube channel Conspiracy Depot – may have brought an end to all the speculation after his amazing spot on the web mapping site. He believes...
  • Antarctic snowfall increasing, study finds

    04/10/2018 4:15:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Snowfall across the great white continent of Antarctica is increasing, according to a study released this week by an international team led by the British Antarctic Survey. The team analyzed 79 ice cores from across Antarctica that provide detailed information on how much snow has fallen over hundreds of years, and it found a 10% increase in snowfall over the past two centuries. This contradicts studies that found that Antarctic snowfall has remained largely constant over the past several decades to centuries. But those studies analyzed only a few ice cores, whereas this comprehensive look at the continent gives a...
  • Q Anon: (3/9/18) Continued from Wednesday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/09/2018 12:57:47 AM PST · by ransomnote · 2,647 replies
    https://qanon.pub ^ | 3/9/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3637830/posts I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior...
  • UFO ‘crashes into Antarctica’ leaving trail of destruction

    03/05/2018 1:45:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 114 replies
    Express.uk ^ | Mar 5, 2018 | sean martin
    A strange object looks as if it has crashed into the snow and ice, sliding across the ground and leaving a trail in its wake. The alleged UFO was found by eagle eyed viewers on Google Earth and is located in South Georgia Island is the South Atlantic Ocean and slightly over 800 miles south of The Falklands. Popular conspiracy YouTube channel Secure Team 10 posted a video description of the crash and, in the clip, the narrator says: “It appears to be some sort of massive elongated or cigar-shaped that at some point – and we don’t know when...
  • Another fake global warming scare is busted as scientists 'surprised'

    03/03/2018 11:06:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/03/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    A favorite technique of the propagandists of the Global Warming scare is to find cute and cuddly creatures that they can claim are “threatened” by global warming. For years, an iconic picture of a polar bear on an ice floe was used to frighten children into clutching their stuffed teddy bears and demanding Mommy and Daddy act to save them. But the bloom started coming off that rose when a scientist who had made population estimates that allowed the bears to be classified as threatened admitted that the estimates were: “A guess to satisfy public demand” but wrapped in...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Forces Research Ship to Turn Back

    03/03/2018 10:52:33 AM PST · by Oatka · 19 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | March 2, 2018 | Alister Doyle
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  • The Ross Ice Shelf is Freezing, Not Melting. Which Is Weird.

    02/25/2018 11:37:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Feb 23, 2018 1.7k | By Sophie Weiner
    Scientists were surprised by the results of their study. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In November, scientists from New Zealand used a hot water drill to go deep into Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf. The shelf, which can be up to 10,000 feet thick, is the largest of several that hold back West Antarctica's massive amounts of ice. If these were to collapse, global sea level would rise by ten feet. Drilling a hole and lowering a camera and thermometer inside is a way for researchers to understand the history of the shelf, and what is happening to it now. In measuring the temperature and...
  • Deep Bore Into Antarctica Finds Freezing Ice, Not Melting as Expected

    02/25/2018 10:19:09 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 16 Feb, 2018 | Douglas Fox
    SURPRISING FINDS The surprises began almost as soon as a camera was lowered into the first borehole, around December 1. The undersides of ice shelves are usually smooth due to gradual melting. But as the camera passed through the bottom of the hole, it showed the underside of the ice adorned with a glittering layer of flat ice crystals—like a jumble of snowflakes—evidence that in this particular place, sea water is actually freezing onto the base of the ice instead of melting it. “It blew our minds,” says Christina Hulbe, a glaciologist from the University of Otago in New Zealand,...
  • Scientists rush to explore underwater world hidden for 120,000 years

    02/14/2018 2:20:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 02/13/2018 | By Jeanna Bryner, Live Science Managing Editor
    A huge, trillion-ton iceberg about the size of Delaware broke free from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf in July 2017. As it moved away from its chilly birth mom and into the Weddell Sea, a vast expanse of water saw the light for the first time in up to 120,000 years. And this month, a team of scientists will venture to the long-ice-buried expanse to investigate the mysterious ecosystem that was hidden beneath the Antarctic ice shelf for so long. The newly exposed seabed stretches across an area of about 2,246 square miles (5,818 square kilometers), according to the British...
  • New Zealand meeting calls into question White House narrative on role in UN vote

    12/25/2016 6:18:39 AM PST · by ducttape45 · 106 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/24/2016 | Michael Wilner
    The US publicly told its partners on the Security Council that it would consider each draft resolution on its merit, but says that it never indicated how it would vote– up until the vote itself. WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration insists it was disciplined in its silence over how it would ultimately vote on resolutions related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that ultimately reached the UN Security Council, where it holds veto power. Hours before such a vote was set to take place– on a resolution condemning Israel's settlement activity– one senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post that the president's...
  • Scientists unable to explain why ozone layer failing to heal

    02/06/2018 9:21:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    Press Herald ^ | Chris Mooney
    In 1987, countries of the world agreed to the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to phase out chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, responsible for destroying ozone in the stratosphere. The protocol has worked as intended in reducing these substances, and early healing of the ozone “hole” over Antarctica has been subsequently hailed by scientists. But the study by Ball and his colleagues focused instead on the lower latitudes where the vast majority of humans live. There, the scientists found a relatively small but hard-to-explain decline of ozone in the lower part of the stratosphere, the layer of the atmosphere that extends from...
  • NASA detects strange electric-blue clouds over Antarctica

    01/09/2018 8:18:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | January 8, 2018 | Anthony Watts & NASA Spaceweather.com
    NASA’s AIM spacecraft is monitoring a vast ring of electric-blue clouds circling high above Antarctica. These are noctilucent clouds (NLCs), made of ice crystals frosting specks of “meteor smoke” in the mesosphere 83 km above the frozen continent. Here is an animation from the past week: This is the season for southern noctilucent clouds. Every year around this time, summertime water vapor billows up into the high atmosphere over Antarctica, providing moisture needed to form icy clouds at the edge of space. Sunlight shining through the high clouds produces an electric-blue glow, which AIM can observe from Earth orbit. “The...
  • Did a supernova two million years ago brighten the night sky and give our ancestors cancer?

    06/17/2016 4:22:29 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2016 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    Millions of years ago, a series of nearby supernovae sent radiation and debris raining down to Earth. The events left traces of radioactive iron-60 embedded in the sea floor and even on the Moon, and now, researchers are saying they may have had life-altering effects on the early inhabitants of our planet. At just hundreds of light-years away, two major stellar explosions may have spurred changes to the environment, and even increased the rates of cancer and mutation.
  • Supernovae showered Earth with radioactive debris

    04/06/2016 3:50:53 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 27 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4/6/2016 | Australian National University
    An international team of scientists has found evidence of a series of massive supernova explosions near our solar system, which showered Earth with radioactive debris. The scientists found radioactive iron-60 in sediment and crust samples taken from the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The iron-60 was concentrated in a period between 3.2 and 1.7 million years ago, which is relatively recent in astronomical terms, said research leader Dr Anton Wallner from The Australian National University (ANU). "We were very surprised that there was debris clearly spread across 1.5 million years," said Dr Wallner, a nuclear physicist in the ANU Research...
  • Earth Barraged By Supernovae Millions Of Years Ago, Debris Found On Moon

    Researchers then scoured the globe for thin layers of radioactive isotopes in rock strata and in 1999 struck figurative gold: Samples from beneath the ocean revealed some hard metallic layers, known as ferromanganese crusts that form slowly over millions of years, containing iron-60, an isotope with a half-life of 2.6 million years -- so short that the material must be much younger than Earth. The iron-60 was in a stratum laid down 2.2 million years ago. Similar layers of iron-60 have since been found elsewhere in the oceans. Astronomers have also been scouring the skies for groups of stars that...
  • NASA Discovers Mantle Plume Almost as Hot as Yellowstone Supervolcano That's Melting Antarctica

    11/09/2017 3:47:05 AM PST · by smileyface · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Nov 8, 2017 | Hannah Osborne
    A mantle plume producing almost as much heat as Yellowstone supervolcano appears to be melting part of West Antarctica from beneath. Researchers at NASA have discovered a huge upwelling of hot rock under Marie Byrd Land, which lies between the Ross Ice Shelf and the Ross Sea, is creating vast lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. The presence of a huge mantle plume could explain why the region is so unstable today, and why it collapsed so quickly at the end of the last Ice Age, 11,000 years ago.
  • A mysterious hole larger than the Netherlands has opened in the middle of Antarctic ice

    10/12/2017 11:31:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 112 replies
    qz.com ^ | 12 October 2017 | Staff
    A hole the size of Maine—or larger than the Netherlands, depending on which geographic mass means more to you—has opened up in the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. In an otherwise thick layer of sea ice, still frozen from the Antarctic winter, the hole is an aberration. Ice scientists aren’t sure what’s going on, but they’re all talking about it. “It looks like you just punched a hole in the ice,” atmospheric physicist Kent Moore, of the University of Toronto, told Vice’s Motherboard. Autonomous float deployed in 2015 has resurfaced unexpectedly inside polynya & started transmitting data https://t.co/qnyTYRVoOy @NSF pic.twitter.com/JgfwdDtBoc —...
  • NASA: Key Antarctic Glacier Not Melting As Rapidly

    06/11/2017 7:47:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Al Gore thinks the weather has been out of the Book of Revelation, while Time and ABC News have reported that Antarctica is melting very quickly. Now, itÂ’s not (via NASA):The melt rate of West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier is an important concern, because this glacier alone is currently responsible for about 1 percent of global sea level rise. A new NASA study finds that Thwaites' ice loss will continue, but not quite as rapidly as previous studies have estimated.The new study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, finds that numerical models used in previous studies have overestimated how rapidly...
  • UAE plans to drag an ICEBERG from Antarctica to provide drinking water for millions

    05/06/2017 6:49:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/05/2017 | Tim Collins
    The National Advisor Bureau, headquartered in Masdar City, Abu-Dhabi, plans to source the massive blocks of ice from Heard Island, around 600 miles (1000 kilometres) off the coast of mainland Antarctica. It will then transport them around 5,500 miles (8,800 km) to Fujairah, one of the seven emirates which make up the UAE. One iceberg could provide enough for one million people over five years, according to the company. And the scheme could begin as early as the start of 2018. The firm's director says they have already travelled the transportation route and used simulators to check the feasibility of...
  • Antarctica Is Covered With Flowing Water, And That Worries Scientists

    04/21/2017 1:17:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 45 replies
    Weather.com ^ | 4/21/17 | Andrea Thompson
    Since the days of the great early 20th century polar explorers, scientists have noticed the unbelievably bright blue ponds and streams of meltwater that can form on the glaciers and ice shelves of Antarctica and were even crucial to the recent collapse of one ice shelf. While most research into Antarctic ice melt has concentrated on the impacts of warming ocean waters that are eating away at the ice from below, a new continent-wide survey shows that these surface meltwater drainage systems are much more prevalent around the continent than was previously thought. The systems, described in two new studies...