Ice in Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than in the 1980’s.

By |2019-01-15T07:40:58-08:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Courtesy of the AP:

Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows.

Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They found the ice loss to be accelerating dramatically — a key indicator of human-caused climate change.

Since 2009, Antarctica has lost almost 278 billion tons (252 billion metric tons) of ice per year, the new study found. In the 1980s, it was losing 44 billion tons (40 billion metric tons) a year.

The recent melting rate is 15 percent higher than what a study found last year.

We are way past time to hit the panic button and yet many of our leaders act as if this is not a priority.

Looking at this logically it is far more important than the Mueller investigation, the North Korean nuclear buildup, terrorism, the economy, or even the fact that we may have a Kremlin operative in the White House. 

All of those things will be resolved without thousands of lives being lost. 

However, if things continue as they are, it is quite likely that we will see thousands and even millions of human beings, animals, fish, and plant life dying off, and possibly leaving this planet a dried out husk unable to sustain life. 

This is no longer science fiction. This is science fact. 

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10 Comments

  1. Beaglemom January 16, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Don’t expect anyone in the current administration to care. Don the Con’s two mini-me sons are probably eyeing that poor polar bear for a new rug on the floor.

  2. Thomas Rutledge January 16, 2019 at 4:47 am

    when did polar bears move that far south?

    • Beaglemom January 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      But you have to admit that the photo gets the point across that the ICE IS MELTING.

    • PoopTown January 16, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      Right? How about showing some penguins maybe?

  3. 2100 End Times January 16, 2019 at 8:02 am

    https://www.newsweek.com/world-health-organization-who-un-global-health-air-pollution-anti-vaxxers-1292493?fbclid=IwAR1J0WqjH_rQmDzcxyCA0j5SsqenXvm06syITjqNmWkf6T_59vpFRErSGBI

    “Air pollution and climate change

    The WHO considers air pollution to be the greatest environmental risk to public health in 2019, not surprising given that nine out of 10 people breathe polluted air, leading to approximately 7 million premature deaths worldwide. Breathing in microscopic pollutants can lead to cancer, stroke and heart and lung disease.

    Climate change is also expected to have a huge impact on people’s health, with an additional 250,000 deaths expected annually between 2030 and 2050 due to the link between such conditions as malnutrition, malaria and heat stress.”

    World Health Organization (WHO) has listed vaccine hesitancy—the delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite their availability—as one of its top 10 health threats facing the world in 2019.

  4. anonymous January 16, 2019 at 8:18 am

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/01/08/katharine-hayhoe-amanpour-climate-change.cnn

    Truth Tell^In 17 minutes

    “‘Think with heart, not {the little} head’

  5. Andrew Wheeler January 16, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    “he does not believe climate change is a major crisis, and would continue to undo Obama-era emission limits if confirmed.”
    “A federal report written by 13 government agencies late last year said climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, damaging everything from human health to infrastructure and agricultural production.”“I don’t believe it”.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/not-greatest-crisis-trumps-epa-pick-andrew-wheeler-downplays-climate-threat/

    • Beaglemom January 16, 2019 at 3:32 pm

      It’s amazing how few facts Republicans accept. Yet they tolerate a president who, at best, is inadequate for the job and, at worst, is an active agent for Putin’s Russia. But climate change – not so much. All those storms that are getting worse every year. That’s just Mother Nature to them.

  6. Anon January 16, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Republicans think that any rising sea levels will just pour over the edges of the flat earth into the ether of space.

  7. Anon January 16, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    They bypass nature itself by inserting a story about salvation elsewhere. That is where ALL the problems start. Every last one of them.

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