A nine-day heat wave scorched Antarctica's northern tip earlier this month. New NASA images reveal that nearly a quarter of an Antarctic island's snow cover melted in that time -- an increasingly common symptom of the climate crisis.
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The images show Eagle Island on the northeastern peninsula of the icy continent at the start and end of this month's Antarctic heat wave. By the end of the nine-day heat event, much of the land beneath the island's ice cap was exposed, and pools of meltwater opened up on its surface. From a glacier break to record temperatures, Antarctica had quite the week in climate changeAntarctica experienced its hottest day on record earlier this month, peaking at 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit. Los Angeles measured the same temperature that day, NASA said. In just over a week, 4 inches of Eagle Island's snowpack melted -- that's about 20% of the island's total seasonal snow accumulation, NASA's Earth Observatory said. "I haven't seen melt ponds develop this quickly in Antarctica," Mauri Pelto, a geologist at Nichols College in Massachusetts, told NASA's Earth Observatory."You see these kinds of melt events in Alaska and Greenland, but not usually in Antarctica." Read MoreClimate scientist Xavier Fettweis plotted the amount of meltwater that reached the ocean from the Antarctic peninsula. The heat wave was the highest contributor to sea level rise this summer, he said. Just to give you an idea, I have plotted the amount of meltwater reaching ocean from Peninsula as simulated by MAR forced by GFS. Although the absolute numbers need to be confirmed, the recent warm event was well the highest sea level contribution of this summer. https://t.co/kZPfcS2I2U pic.twitter.com/sNQtM8B1yJ
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Big Deal so it actually got above freezing in the summertime in the antarctic ... you guys are real wizards. Do you see the green ... that's not freezing ... guess what the blue is. Before blowing your load on this sort of 'news' you could have a look at What a bunch of rubbish - these people have no idea what they are talking about. The reported island is 2000 km from the pole, like Oslo.
Its -4 F on Eagle island right now. Its covered in ice. The southern hemisphere summer has ended. Why does the media choose Eagle island as their climate change reference point? Because its 2800 miles north of the south pole, thats why. Every year this island gets 2 wks of heat. Christi07777438 Stop spreading hysteria
Snow melting in summer is not a crisis. So much for the flat earthers conspiracy of an ice wall 😂🤣😂🤣 I left a full ice tray on the counter last night and 35% of the ice melted in 4 hours..... A tiny island on the northern tip in summer. I love how CNN has changed this story and tweet to be 1000x more dramatic and Han the original.. LOL Credibility = zero
Earth: Sky is not falling. Climate, always changes since forever. Weather, changes all the time, regoinal, more variables than a media slave writer could count. Volcanoes, since the beginning, contribute more to atmospheric change than all manmade byproducts, cow farts. Nobody gets $ to research nature.
NO worry. Winter is on its way to the Southern hemisphere AGAIN, as it comes every year. Tell NASA to take another photo in JULY. Then, you will have a legitimate comparison.
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It will refreeze next year No worries mate! Will you report on the 30 day sub zero days when they happen? Excellent. More farm land. New fake term : Climate crisis 😂😂😂 fakenews Owing much to an El nino type event in the Indian ocean no doubt. The self-appointed 'brilliant' want you to believe that *nothing* should ever change, of course, unless they say it should.
It is summer in the southern hemisphere, and the island is 2,000 miles from the south pole - the same latitude as Oslo, Norway. Temperatures were not hot, and temperatures over most of Antarctica never warm anywhere close to the freezing mark. Mindless propaganda. It's not Antarctica .. there trying to scare people to vote any Democrat its all a crooked part they do to try and lie to us
Currently -32 Celsius in Antarctica 🙄
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Can we say polar vortex!!! Maybe the “Day after tomorrow” after all We need to act before it's too late to be able to do something please let us see the growth, from last Oktober ‘19 Maybe Africa wil help us when our land gets flooded under water. We helped some boats with refugees, and let some people die..Africa is kind hearted, that is a fact!
This seems even more threatening than a pandemic. The anti-science trolling from the right let's you know there isn't a middle ground with these people. They're willfully ignorant at best and most are just plain stupid. I hope their kids are able to learn despite them and don't grow up afraid of learning.
Hey how much do you as a company donate to Climate Change causes? Hurry back and answer! Maybe CNN can tell us how many recorded ice ages we have had or the fact that we’re 12,000 years out of the last one and that we will have another, so enjoy the warm climate while you can and don’t believe the hype
No crisis. This is a small island in the Antarctic, a rock. It is the size of a pin. Image editing.
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Greta is on her way with a bag of ice. 🏃♂️ The occasional record high is a normal occurrence. Nothing out of the ordinary. Earlier this month? It's March 1st! It'll snow later in the year 🌞🌝🔥🔥🔥🔥🌏🌍🌎 ليس بشيء مقارنة بما يستقبلنا من أحداث مهولة وما نحن إلا في علاماتها . Nope, it's called summer 🤗 Summer vacation spot. No coronavirus. Perfect.
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There's a lot of news about Antarctica, but it has nothing to do with 'climate change' Time to build on it Heading to Mar-a-Lago Hmmm. Has a news channel covered this? Where do you suggest we look? 0HHEMGEE 💔💔 and so you get on a private plane , increase your carbon footprint and lament to everyone else about the need to do something about planet warming. Tell me something,,,,,,do you ever think that there might be something askew as to your way of thinking? lol
☹️ Global warming is here! MAGATS triggered again by facts. Climate change right?
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This is normal. Well... it is summer in Antarctica. And we are in an elliptical orbit. And the earths default state is without Polar caps. And we are ending an ice age... So what's this supposed to mean? CYCLIC.. get facts not .. 1moment intime.. YOU create news to fill air time Terrible! Should be of great concern to the whole wor
This will cause rise in sea level it means we may could witness a heavy rain fall along with tides like tsunami.. i think this year belongs to epdimics n nature calamities 👀 We’re all gonna die! Right - Al Gore must have been up there blowing hot air again. That man does get around - is it little wonder he's a Billionaire with the exhaustive endeavours he puts into saving us all!
Finally all those ancient civilizations will be uncovered. Try hiding em now Aholes! Summer time ! It’s super hot here in SEbAsia 🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵
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And it’s sad how people want to politicize climate change. We are f*cked Oh no Russian satellites used as warming tools!!! Ever heard that one? Is it possible. Did they ever? Isn’t it called summertime? If you wernt so renowned for creating bullshit id half believe you للأرض رب يحميها هذا أمر خارج عن قدرتنا فمن كان يؤمن بالخالق العليم القدير الرحيم بالعباد فهو مطمئن ومن اغتر بما مكنه هذا الخالق العزيز العليم من القليل من العلم بأسرار كونية فظن أنه له القدرة على تغيير المناخ فسيعذب بعجزه وضعفه .
Lots of flooding here lately. Need preparations for upcoming rainy season. Lots of snow melting. Last year was pretty bad. Houston got flooded recently, Arkansas river. Mississippi. Major rivers. Need gauges at mouths of each source. Lots living in floodbasins Antarctica is an Island?! This whole time I thought Antarctica was a Continent.
А GretaThunberg попереджала ж... а ви не вірили :) Pray for Turkey and our soldiers 😔 realDonaldTrump is this another hoax from Democrats too?🙄
I would say there is a door under all this ice and someone might be trying to reach it. But that would only sound very silly GLOBAL DESTRUCTION AND OUR PRESIDENT DOSENT GIVE A HOO So... what did it look like during the ice age? 🤔 SethAbramson No problem. Trump called this a Dem election hoax too .... guess he's asking Pence for more miracles to solve it realDonaldTrump
It's summer in Antarctica. That’s a good thing. Time to find mankind’s history I'm sure it'll be fine. Now if you'll excuse me, I have tires to burn and balloons to release into the sky. 7.7 Billion Humans are Consuming the Planet Enjoy the Good Times of Full and Plenty The Future in 30 years WAR and Genocide ClimateAction is a wast of Time
Please come back with monthly update photos showing the inevitable return of the the snow. It's called weather. And trump is still getting re-elected.. mission fails 🖕 Isn't it high summer in the Antarctic? Better call in Sandy the bartender! This is real problem for the world... And yet somehow magically the Maldives are still not submerged.
Good, I hope it all melts
Did the water level raise? Wow!!! The Universe is changing. I wish I could believe you That's horrible!😣😖😫 Yep, we totally believe you Yep some years are unseasonally warmer than others. Next year they might have coldest ever on record. It's called the weather... it changes This makes me feel like we have failed as human beings. This is truly sad, it’s right in front of our noses and we are not doing anything about this crisis. Comm2321
the picture look like a man or woman wear mask CalebHowe Just the tip, eh? Ladies, stop me if you've heard this before...
Can't wait for Summer! It's been too cold for too long OH my - I'm terrified ! 🤡🤡🤡 Wow, it’s summer there right