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Tasman Glacier Ice Break – Satellite Image

Posted by feww on March 4, 2011

New Zealand Earthquake Shakes Ice from Tasman Glacier

The New Zealand earthquake which struck Christchurch  on February 22, 2011, also broke a 27 million ton chunk of ice off the Tasman Glacier. A false-color image of the glacier and surrounding area taken by ASTER on NASA’s Terra satellite on March 2, shows the calved iceberg, which broke into smaller pieces as it fell into the water, at the far end of the lake. Plant-covered land is red. The dirt-covered glacier is dark brown, ditto the exposed rocks. White shows the snow on the mountain tops to the west; the river and lake are silver. Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge.

State of New Zealand Glaciers

Owing to human-induced climate change, triggered by destructive activities like tourism, intensive industrial farming… , Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier, is retreating by about 1 meter per day.

New Zealand’s Southern Alps Glaciers have lost about 15 percent of their volume in the last three decades.

Glaciers in the New Zealand Alps, showing major retreat between 1990 to 2000.  Whereas Tasman Glacier had no terminal lake in 1973,  by 2008 it formed the Tasman Lake measuring 7 km long, 2 km wide and more than 250m deep. Images by NASA.

New Zealand Earthquake Update

“Up to 100 of the victims could be from as many as 20 countries. The collapsed Canterbury TV building contained dozens of foreign language students at the private training school King’s Education.” Source

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If You Thought Antarctica, Too, Must Be Warming

Posted by feww on January 22, 2009

If you thought Antarctica, too, must be warming, not cooling [as some big oil mercenary ‘experts’ might have wanted you to believe,] you would be right, of course!

When massive ice shelves the size of Wilkins are rapidly calving, and there is no mechanism other than global warming to explain the events, you have to start asking questions about the validity of research that tells you the opposite!

Antarctica is warming [NOT cooling,] according to a new study led by Eric Steig of the University of Washington in Seattle. The findings of the study are consistent with the  overall global trend of warming.

Antarctica is warming like the rest of the globe! West Antarctica seems to be warming faster than the Antarctic Peninsula (the warmest regions shown in dark red), researchers said. Image Credit: NASA; Eric. J. Steig

The scientists review of satellite and weather records for Antarctica revealed that the icy  continent’s temperatures had risen by about  0.5 Celsius (0.8 Fahrenheit) in the last 50 years. Their study will be published in Thursday’s edition of the Nature.

“The thing you hear all the time is that Antarctica is cooling and that’s not the case,” said Eric Steig, confirming that the Antarctic average temperature rise was “very comparable to the global average.”

The study, based on a combination of temperature measurement by satellite over the past 25 years and data collected from more than 40 weather stations since the 1950s, contradicts previous “research” that most of the continent had cooled.

The “cooling” of Antarctica ruse has been used as a convenient tactic by big oil to argue that warming is a myth, and obfuscate other evidence of global warming.

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