Greenland ice sheet melt highest ever recorded

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    The Greenland ice sheet melted at a faster rate this month than at any other time in recorded history, with virtually the entire ice sheet showing signs of thaw.

    The rapid melting over just four days was captured by three satellites. It has stunned and alarmed scientists, and deepened fears about the pace and future consequences of climate change.

    In a statement posted on Nasa's website on Tuesday, scientists admitted the satellite data was so striking they thought at first there had to be a mistake.

    "This was so extraordinary that at first I questioned the result: was this real or was it due to a data error?" Son Nghiem of Nasa's jet propulsion laboratory in Pasadena said in the release.

    He consulted with several colleagues, who confirmed his findings. Dorothy Hall, who studies the surface temperature of Greenland at Nasa's space flight centre in Greenbelt, Maryland, confirmed that the area experienced unusually high temperatures in mid-July, and that there was widespread melting over the surface of the ice sheet.

    Greenland ice sheet melted at unprecedented rate during July | Environment | guardian.co.uk
     
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    Holy shit, ice melting during the summer. The world is coming to an end.
     
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    Holy shit, a really retarded and completely clueless little chickenhawk, too ignorant to know anything about what is being discussed. Rightwingnut political brainwashing as usual.
     
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    Uncle Ferd says it's dat global warming phenomena brought on by the UFO's dey found buried inna ice...
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    Greenland Ice Sheet Undergoes Unusual Melting
    July 25, 2012

     
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    Watch 128 years of Earth-warming in 27 seconds ---- NSFRepublicans.




    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unqe0qR-MOM"]NASA finds 2011 9th warmest year on record - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    So how long have they been recording ice melt over Greenland, 3 years? That's what "recorded history" amounts to in the case of the global warming database. Using the term "all of recorded history" is a con, and you're a con artist.


     
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    Poor Pattycake, just cannot resist demonstrating the totality of his ignorance.
     
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    Wow, this is pretty big.

    If Obama or Romney threatens to cut a single red cent from nasa, jpl, Darpa, Nws, Noaa they won't be getting my vote. tired of bs. Obama better effin not touch another cent and romney better be careful. I understand both are close to the same on social issues. I will vote on this issue and the economy.
     
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    I was waiting for someone to post this.

    Here is what NASA actually said about this ice melt.

    NASA - Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt

    Damn, another stupid Chris post because he forgot to see what the scientists are saying.
     

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