Larsen C breakoff could have 'dire consequences'


Mostly a hit piece on Trump and like 100% of all Climate junk there is either no solution or the solution is to tax the users. As for renewable power such as Wind/Solar the US is in the top 10 nations on this. And as always the dire predictions that the ocean in the year 2100 will be 3 feet 3 inches higher than it is today…REALLY, how about you tell me if its going to rain today or not?

Antarctica: Larsen C breakoff could have ‘dire consequences’

A massive piece of an ice shelf in West Antarctica is poised to break off any day now. A possible collapse of the Larsen C ice shelf has scientists worried. Why? Expert John Abraham explains - and speaks out about Trump.
[COLOR=#3E3E3E][FONT=Georgia]If climate change continues unabated, ice-free areas on Antarctica will increase up to a quarter by 2100 - so says a recent study on changes in the planet’s southernmost continent.
Larsen C is a major ice shelf located on the Antarctic Peninsula, extending out over the ocean - a large fracture across the ice sheet is poised release an iceberg the size of the state of the US state of Delaware (a quarter the size of Wales, or twice the size of Luxembourg).
Consequences could be dramatic - as Antarctica melts, scientists fear it will soon desintegrate.
Adding to this, Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and cuts for scientific research in the US might hinder future research around changes.
DW speaks with professor of thermal sciences John Abraham to find out what is the importance of Larsen C and how the scientific community is coping with Trump’s moves.
DW: What are the consequences of this huge portion of ice breaking off into the ocean?
John Abraham: Frankly, the consequences could be dire - but we don’t know exactly. These ice shelves stabilize the ice sheets - but when they break off, they can create an unstable situation. What scientists really want to know is what will happen after this portion of the ice shelf breaks off…

[COLOR=#ff0000]“If you ask oceanographers what the oceans will be like by 2100, the general view is that it’s going to be 1 meter [3 feet and 3 inches] higher than it is today.”

Antarctica: Larsen C breakoff could have


The doom-sayers are wrong again…as usual. The ice shelf has GROWN too big (and is therefore too heavy) to sustain itself. If it breaks off, it won’t matter one iota to the rest of the world. It GREW because it’s remains COLD in Antarctica…NOT because the ocean got warmer