More ice loss from Greenland

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    Chunk of Greenland glacier breaks up overnight

    WASHINGTON - A seven square kilometre section of a Greenland’s Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier broke up July 6 and 7.


    The chunk of lost ice is roughly one-eighth the size of Manhattan Island, New York.

    The calving front - where the ice sheet meets the ocean - retreated nearly 1.5 km in one day and is now further inland than at any time previously observed.
     
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    Um, er, hmm, lemme guess, it was the latest victim of the Sensitive CO2 Glacier Eating Spaghetti Monster, amiright?
     
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    Oh no. Does Uncle Al know?
     
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    The fun is going to be when the melting ice exposes long lost cities
     
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    great news, more farmland to grow crops.
     
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    Happens all the time s0n..............been happening for millions of years. Will be happening for millions of years to come.


    Its summer time in the Norhtern Hemisphere you fcukking dummy!!!
     
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    How so? If there were enough melting to create farmland in Greenland, it would be more than offset by losses when Middle America returns to being an inland sea.
     
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    You need to read some history there konrad. The last time Greenland was arable there was no effect in Middle America. In fact there was no effect anywhere on the planet. You know basing your beliefs on movies like 2012 (what an amazing piece of crap that was!) is going rot your brain!
     
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    You have absolutely no believable info on when Greenland was arable. There were no humans at the time! The short time the Vikings clung to the coast isn't my idea of an arable land.
     
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    And given the absolute worst case scenario presented by the AGW cultists it will be a further 16,000 years before the Greenland Ice sheet melts. Or are you not able to do simple math to figure that out on your own?
     

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