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GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 12, 2012 - 09:22pm PT
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2012/dec/12/chasing-ice-iceberg-greenland-video

Yikes.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:29pm PT
The mountains make the rest of the world mundane.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:33pm PT
Extreme pucker factor!!!!
Nick

climber
portland, Oregon
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
Wow. Good thing global warming is a myth.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
Yeah.....we NEVER had glacial calving before Al Gore.
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:43pm PT
Holy smokes! That is insane! The dense, blue basal ice is really neat to see.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:45pm PT
I often used to wonder what kept the extreme of the extreme ice-climbers from doing a berg ascentů.


Holy Shit!!!

That was huge.


Just too bad that all of that may be gone some day.


Nice posting
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:03pm PT

I saw the movie a couple of weeks ago--it's unreal.

Just too much James Balog. . .
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
Wow that was intense!

Cragman, are you really a climate change denier?

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:55pm PT
Yeah.....we NEVER had glacial calving before Al Gore.

Dean, you're a smart guy. Get your facts straight, Al Gore invented the Internet, not climate warming.

Susan
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
I'm thinking Crag dosn't deny.. he is just



Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:02pm PT
Pretty incredible!!!

Too bad we can't predict chaos and then funnel the energy.

Climate Change.....school me please, and I mean it, but hasn't it been changing over the millions of years this place has existed?

Beautiful evening to yo all, lynnie
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:05pm PT
I always wondered where that burg that sank the Titanic came from.
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:05pm PT
i bet just the sound live and in person was infinitely more powerful...
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:13pm PT
Woha! My jaw literally dropped.

I bet the sound of that must have been the most incredible part . . .
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:20pm PT
Cool!

Or i could say "WARMING". aS in Thats whats going on! OR; i could say
its "WARMING" to my heart, to know its not going the other way. And freezing the water at that rate. Cause Earth would be an iceberg right
Now! i don't move to well in the COLD!
John M

climber
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:22pm PT
school me please, and I mean it, but hasn't it been changing over the millions of years this place has existed?

I generally try to stay out of these conversations.. but thought I would give it a go.

Yes the climate has changed over the eons. Warmer at times, cooler at others. We are currently experiencing a warming period. Scientist started looking into why and noticed a correlation between the advent of the industrial age and the warming. So some started looking at this correlation and now they believe that they have enough proof that humans are causing this recent warming. If I understand correctly, I believe that scientist think that they know the major reasons why the climate changed in the past, and none of that is happening right now.

The thing about the warming is that it could spell disaster for mankind. So some think that we need to do something about it.

Others don't want to do anything because

1. it will be expensive
2. they don't' think that what we might do would really do any good, so why waste the money.
3. they don't believe humans are causing the warming.

So there is a big fight..

I think that about sums it up. Though I am certain that there is more to it.

LL.. there is a climate change thread. This should probably go there, but its a bit over my pay grade, so I tend to stay off of it. Take all of this with a grain of salt. I am not a scientist, nor am I very learned in this subject.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:24pm PT
Wow!!!!

They gave a hint of it in the audio. Imagine Manhattan calving off into the ocean. That island is about 13.5 miles long by 2.5 miles wide. The height of the seracs was mentioned at 300 to 400 feet. So those are a bunch of 30 to 40 story buildings packed together side by side on that 13.5x2.5 mile island. Just bobbing around in the ocean like corks.

But if you think that's big, wait 5 billion years when the sun becomes a red giant and engulfs the Earth!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_giant#The_Sun_as_a_red_giant

Eric
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:25pm PT
John M You've got some big balls.

He goes straight for the wicked highball with the bad landing!
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:29pm PT
damn liberal media - next thing you know we'll be talking about the shitty air and water we are leaving the kids ;-)
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