Lake Vostok, the largest in a web of nearly 400 known subglacial lakes in Antarctica, “is warmed underneath by geothermal energy.”
“Here, on MSN, but wonder how many will actually catch this? asks reader Bjorn Sefeldt. “warmed underneath by…..” “This is why ice in areas of Antarctica is melting….not because of our CO2.”
After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists have reached the surface of Lake Vostok, says this article on MSN.com.
Lake Vostok, a gigantic freshwater lake hidden under miles of ice for some 20 million years, is 160 miles (250 km) long and 30 miles (50 km) across at its widest point.
Similar in area to Lake Ontario, Lake Vostok lies about 2.4 miles (3.8 km) beneath the surface “and is the largest in a web of nearly 400 known subglacial lakes in Antarctica. The lake is warmed underneath by geothermal energy.” (Italics added)
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Good catch, Bjorn. This is exactly why the ice is melting.
And did you notice the size of this lake? It is similar in size to Lake Ontario, and is part of a web of nearly 400 known subglacial lakes … all warmed from underneath by geothermal energy. It’s the same thing that heats the ocean
As I say in “Not by Fire but by Ice,” “it’s not global warming, it’s ocean warming, caused by underwater volcanoes.”