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Researchers find major West Antarctic glacier melting from geothermal sources

Thursday, June 12th 2014 - 07:32 UTC
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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. Read full article


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  • lsolde

    lts not Geo-thermal heat melting the glacier from the bottom.
    lts the heat from Nazi nuclear reactors of New Schwabia that have gone critical.
    Run for your lives!

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 09:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Plus all the breath of CFK when she makes those ever longer speeches.

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    You can't switch off the rise of geothermal magma and vulcanism
    by curtailing fossil fuels and recycling fridges.

    Yup, it looks like a 1 - 2 metre sea level rise.
    Better start re-locating coastal cities soon!

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    What's that? You mean it's NOT man-made global warming? Buenos Aires under threat! Mar del Plata under threat! Comodoro Rivadavia under water. Rio Gallegos flooded. UK says “Tough. Learn to swim. Or drown. Not our problem”.

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2


    Water finds its own level.

    UK says “Bigger Thames Barriers”, ”Protect Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincs (I could go on)”.

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Only a few weeks ago I said that hot water coming up from the depths was the likely cause of this glacier melting.

    No “climate change” effects despite NASA twisting the facts.

    Well, who'd have thunk that: ME actually.

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Could have sworn I saw an ozone hole changin' the climate over at least one continent.

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I live up a hill so I am OK !

    Jun 13th, 2014 - 09:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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