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Greenland’s massive ice sheet “unprecedented” melt puzzles Nasa scientists

Wednesday, July 25th 2012 - 07:42 UTC
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Greenland's massive ice sheet has melted this month over an usually large area, Nasa has said. Scientists said the “unprecedented” melting took place over a larger area that ever detected in three decades of satellite observation. Read full article


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  • Yomp to victory

    I blame all the hot air being expelled from Cristina 'the La Plata whore' de Kirchner's various sagging orifices.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DennisA

    Anthony Watts had a look at this on Wattsupwiththat:

    ”I had to laugh at the title of their press release, where they cite “Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt”, then contradict themselves when the main researcher goes on to say “melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889“. Do these guys even read their own press releases?

    Says it all.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @1 Yomp to victory,
    Would that be “orifi”
    -or is that cockney for “to frighten”!

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    No the plural ends with an “s” - but I had to think about your post for a bit to understand it. A clever use of language.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yomp to victory


    No, per the OED, the plural of 'orifice' is indisputably 'orifices'. .. and even if you were clinging to Latin, it would be 'orificia', not 'orifi' :)

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 04:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @5 Yomp to victory,
    Just joking,
    lt was a pun.
    lt was 'orrible.

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yomp to victory

    I know ;)

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    As long as this ice sheet never reaches the south atlantic,

    or you know what CFK will do,

    yes you guessed,
    its mine its mine .

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 10:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #1 I blame the environmentally destructive practices of imperialist capitalism, of which Cristina can be proud to be called an enemy

    Jul 25th, 2012 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Probably something to do with the unusual and stable position of the N Atlantic part of the jet stream - that bit that brought months of massive high temps to USA and low temp/rains to the UK. This jet stream re-located in mid July, bringing sun & heat to the UK ... and probably cooler air (

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @10 GeoffWard2,
    Do you mean to say that we can't blame the malvinistas for this?

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    One of our number believes the Americas is One Continent, giving 'certain people' the right to claim the offshore islands.
    We wait expectantly for CFK to lodge a claim for Greenland.
    Perhaps Chavez will also find time to claim the Caribbean islands.
    Proximity is a very elastic word.

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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