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    New measurements not only of the extant, but also of the thickness demonstrate how radically the North Polar Ice Cap has declined.

    New NASA Satellite Survey Reveals Dramatic Arctic Sea Ice Thinning - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    July 07, 2009

    PASADENA, Calif. - Arctic sea ice thinned dramatically between the winters of 2004 and 2008, with thin seasonal ice replacing thick older ice as the dominant type for the first time on record. The new results, based on data from a NASA Earth-orbiting spacecraft, provide further evidence for the rapid, ongoing transformation of the Arctic's ice cover.

    Scientists from NASA and the University of Washington in Seattle conducted the most comprehensive survey to date using observations from NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite, known as ICESat, to make the first basin-wide estimate of the thickness and volume of the Arctic Ocean's ice cover. Ron Kwok of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., led the research team, which published its findings July 7 in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans.

    The Arctic ice cap grows each winter as the sun sets for several months and intense cold ensues. In the summer, wind and ocean currents cause some of the ice naturally to flow out of the Arctic, while much of it melts in place. But not all of the Arctic ice melts each summer; the thicker, older ice is more likely to survive. Seasonal sea ice usually reaches about 2 meters (6 feet) in thickness, while multi-year ice averages 3 meters (9 feet).

    Using ICESat measurements, scientists found that overall Arctic sea ice thinned about 0.17 meters (7 inches) a year, for a total of 0.68 meters (2.2 feet) over four winters. The total area covered by the thicker, older "multi-year" ice that has survived one or more summers shrank by 42 percent.
     
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    Good.

    We'll grow oranges in Edmonton.
     
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    Perhaps all these global weather changes is mother nature just paying us back for the way we mistreat her. And we do deserve it don't we.
     
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    oh, no.

    we're all going to die.

    oh, no.
     
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    Or maybe nature doesn't know or care, and just doing what it does.
     
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    nah, it's just the signs lining up, raging seas is one of the signs of the end times.

    Timing is everything. As the seas are being prepared, so is the Temple Mount, the 3rd Temple, just last month a Judaism law scholar named Yoav Frankel has the view that the Temple Mount can be built next to the dome of the rock in Jerusalem and its being examined now.

    If that opens the door to the construction of the Temple Mount, it would fall in line with the Christian prophesy:

    • 1 Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. 2 But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. (Rev 11)


    And THAT ALSO falls in line with the Muslims watching for their final prophet that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is looking to herald in

    and THAT is prophesied about in Christian beliefs, we are watching for the "false prophet" that accompanies the anti-Christ.

    They are all connected, they are all lining up.
     
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    And it will make drilling for oil much easier up there
     
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    My favorite Old Rocks sighting was when they wrote him into 'Arsenic and Old Lace' and he ran up the stairs with the trumpet.
     
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    :cuckoo:
     
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    Of course, Old Roxy has the balls to mock others' beliefs, when he attends the church of Al Whore.
     
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