Emergency! Emergency! Emergency! Antarctica is melting… Oops… Ohhhh…

Oops. Ohhhhh… These so-called ‘scientists’ must have forgotten. Turns out that volcanoes are melting the ice from below, not humans.

“Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed,” shouts the headline on ScienceDaily.com.

“Pine Island Glacier is a region of fast-flowing ice draining an area of West Antarctica approximately two thirds the size of the UK,” the article explains. “The glacier is a particular cause for concern as it is losing more ice than any other glacier in Antarctica.”

“Currently, Pine Island Glacier together with its neighbouring Thwaites glacier are responsible for about 10% of the ongoing increase in global sea level.”

Using a state-of-the-art ice flow model developed by Northumbria University’s glaciology research group, the researchers found “that Pine Island glacier has at least three distinct tipping points. The third and final event, triggered by ocean temperatures increasing by 1.2C, leads to a rapid and irreversible retreat of the entire glacier.

The article, dated 1 Apr 2021, warns that such a retreat, “once started, could lead to the collapse of the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which contains enough ice to raise global sea level by over three metres.”

“The researchers say that long-term warming and shoaling trends in Circumpolar Deep Water, in combination with changing wind patterns in the Amundsen Sea, could expose Pine Island Glacier’s ice shelf to warmer waters for longer periods of time, making temperature changes of this magnitude increasingly likely.”

Sounds pretty bad, doesn’t it? We should blame humans for all that warmer water, right?

Uh, not exactly.

What the article doesn’t bother to mention

What the article doesn’t bother to mention is that the water is being heated by underwater volcanoes. And scientists have known this for at least seven years, probably a lot longer.

Here’s an article I posted about this on June 10, 2014.

“A new study finds that subglacial volcanoes and other geothermal “hotspots” are contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier, a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica’s Pine Island Bay,” this article shows

Volcanoes melting Antarctic glaciers from below

Here’s another article that I posted on August 11, 2014.

“A new study by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin found that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is collapsing due to geothermal heat, not man-made global warming,” this article shows.

Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming

And yet another article on September 16, 2014. This was actually a press release from the University of Texas.

Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean, it’s being melted from below by geothermal heat, researchers at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin (UTIG) report in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers Find Major West Antarctic Glacier Melting from Geothermal Sources

Then in 2017 I posted yet another article about this, saying that underground streams of heated rock – heated by volcanic activity – might explain why Antarctica’s ice sheets are melting.

NASA Has More Evidence Volcanic Activity Is Heating Up Antarctica’s Ice Sheet

And finally, here’s a press release from the National Science Foundation, entitled “Previously unsuspected volcanic activity confirmed under West Antarctic Ice Sheet at Pine Island Glacier.”

“…researchers don’t yet know how volcanic heat is distributed along the bottom of the ice sheet. However, researchers do know that the heat from the volcano is producing melting beneath the ice sheet.”

The Pine Island Glacier meets the ocean. Credit: Galen Dossin, NSF

https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=295861&org=NSF&from=news

So… when the alarmists start yelling at you, once again, that we humans are responsible for melting the Antarctic Ice Sheet – and that we must therefore destroy our entire economy – you might want to remember this:

Volcanoes are melting the ice from below!

This global warming hoax is getting way out of hand.

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Thanks to Winston Smith for bringing this latest ‘study’ to my attention.


16 thoughts on “Emergency! Emergency! Emergency! Antarctica is melting… Oops… Ohhhh…”

  1. Actually the headline should say “emergency Antarctica is growing with record sea ice growth.” That’s what I saw just a week ago!
    Anything else is nonsense.

  2. As in Greenland, Antarctica is subject to two opposing forces: glacial calving into icebergs along the coasts, and glacial thickening due to increased snowfall in the interior. The same warmer ocean waters that melt the glaciers along the coasts fuel more evaporation which falls as snow in the interior. The question is which force is stronger. In Greenland satellite data shows increased glacial mass.

  3. The global warming deal isn’t just simply getting out of hand as it is now within the realm of insanity. Isn’t it odd that we humans like to think we are so important and so mighty? Yet, we are just a blimp on the planet’s face in truth. Our self importance is nowhere near the truth in my estimation. Of course it is the volcanoes under the ice melting the ice and we grossly underestimate their impact I think. And it makes far more sense that the global warming THEORY.

  4. Proves that these scientists nowadays are either brain dead and totally incompetent or lying for an agenda. My personal view is that they are brain dead liars.

    • Universities and higher education seem to have become very narrow in their thinking. I did a couple of courses of higher education and found I was succumbing to the same disease, provide the answers your teachers expect and you will pass the course, provide some of your own theories and fail. There lies the problem we have lost the ability to think outside the box and the higher education institutions are encouraging this narrow thinking. This also applies to medical science, I had the mis fortune to experience this with my husband in the last couple of years, presented with a heartbeat of 30BPM, it was his tablets I was told by junior ER doctor, I pointed out he had been on these tablets for the previous 5 years so why could it possibly be its tablets. I was then asked by same junior Dr when I had got my medical degree, which I turned back on him and asked him when he got his because he did not know what he was talking about. We glared at each other and he walked out in a huff. Husband transferred to ward, his heartbeat then fell to 23 BPM during the following night, 24 hrs after first presentation the consultant arrived after being called during the night by the hospital flying team, and confirmed my diagnoses was correct and pointed out to junior Dr this lady had been married to her husband for 40 years and knows when he is sick, unfortunately her father also died of the same condition, so she does know what she is talking about medical degree or not. Learn to listen to your patients. Consultant then went on to shake my hand and congratulate me on my diagnostic skills and told me a pacemaker and defib would be installed in the next few hours. Consultant also put a pointed note on hospital file about wife knowing what she is talking about. Solved the problem of junior Dr’s ever since when husband has had issues, they live in terror of the senior consultant.

  5. Dear Robert, Keep up the good work of informing all of us ‘What exactly is going on’ on this planet – as there are too many governments doing a very bad job of lying to their citizens about almost anything including so-called ‘Global Warming’ – I think the Covid-19 and resultant Vaccine scare/push is one of their biggest LIES yet alongside Global Warming. I would not like to be in their shoes when they have to stand before God and give an account for all of their LIES that they have used for millennia to enslave the masses! I also think that there are now plenty of signs that the world is getting much colder and that at least a mini ice-age is very close and perhaps has even started in some parts of the world. Have a great day. Steve: https://www.outofthebottomlesspit.co.uk/447797200

    • Sorry but we can’t wait for some afterlife to punish these people they need to be brought to justice now.

  6. the goal is to run with covid fear n control for a while longer then shift to even more..(if thats possible?) warmist crud agitprop for the sheeple masses
    science alert also ran a very similar item the last week over warming antarctic waters
    and managed to entirely OMIT mention of volcanos yet again..yet Mt Erebus IS still an active if quiescent volcano above ground..they also ignore that too

  7. Switzerland sees its coldest first 10 days of April in more than 30 years – “global warming” anyone?

  8. ‘Northumbria is fast becoming the UK’s leading university for research into Antarctic and extreme environments. As well as the £4m tipping points study, known as TiPPACCs, Northumbria is also the only UK university to play a part in two projects in the £20m International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration – the largest joint project undertaken by the UK and USA in Antarctica for more than 70 years. Northumbria is leading the PROPHET and GHC projects within the Thwaites study. This particular study was funded through both TiPPACCs and PROPHET.’

    The only good news in this is that the funding for TiPPACCS is not solely down to the poor UK taxpayer. The £4m cost is via the EU so the taxpayers in the now 27 members also get to fund this bullshit.

    I wonder what will happen now that we are no longer in the EU. I bet Northumbria University all supported Remain but then given the infection of academia by leftwing Wokelings that would be no surprise.

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