greenland is called greenland for a reason !

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    it was once - GREEN ! dah !

    this planet was once a molten ball of fire and then a solid ball of ice and everything in between - who is to say what temp. the earth should be at ???


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    There is ice thousands of years old on top of greenland. It was never green, not in human existence anyway.
     
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    Are you retarded? Seriously! Are you freaking retarded?

    Greenland Vikings

    In 960, Thorvald Asvaldsson of Jaederen in Norway killed a man. He was forced to leave the country so he moved to northern Iceland. He had a ten year old son named Eric, later to be called Eric Röde, or Eric the Red. Eric too had a violent streak and in 982 he killed two men. Eric the Red was banished from Iceland for three years so he sailed west to find a land that Icelanders had discovered years before but knew little about. Eric searched the coast of this land and found the most hospitable area, a deep fiord on the southwestern coast. Warmer Atlantic currents met the island there and conditions were not much different than those in Iceland (trees and grasses.) He called this new land "Greenland" because he "believed more people would go thither if the country had a beautiful name," according to one of the Icelandic chronicles (Hermann, 1954) although Greenland, as a whole, could not be considered "green." Additionally, the land was not very good for farming.


    Greenland ice sheet
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    The Greenland Ice Sheet is a vast body of ice covering 1,710,000 square kilometres (660,235 sq mi), roughly 80% of the surface of Greenland. ...The ice in the current ice sheet is as old as 110,000 years.[3] It is generally thought that the Greenland Ice Sheet formed in the late Pliocene or early Pleistocene by coalescence of ice caps and glaciers. It did not develop at all until the late Pliocene, but apparently developed very rapidly with the first continental glaciation.





    It's not a matter of "should be", dumbass. It's a matter of what temperature ranges will continue to support our world agricultural bases and what temperature increases will destroy our world agricultural bases and plunge the world into mass starvation, death and wars over dwindling resources.




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    Stupid fuck.
     
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    The Vikings called Greenland Greenland in the hopes of keeping settlers and explorers away from Iceland which they wanted for themselves.
     
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    yer welcome sir
     
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    There has been ice sheets on green land for at least 15 million years. How is he a stupid fuck? The southern part of that ice sheet of course was partly melted around 110,000 years ago, but the northern ice sheet was still there. You could make a case between 5-15 million years ago that the sheet was not well developed to the size it is today.

    The antarctic ice sheet is near 28-30 million years old...
     
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    Amazon.com: geology for dummies: Books
     
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