For those of you who do not believe in global warming

Here is an item from NASA which includes some recent and sobering satellite images of Antarctica. Follow the link for three vivid space photos. Of course, it really couldn’t be true, so let’s keep building all the coal fired power plants we want.

Within a 24-hour space, an area of sea ice larger than the state of Rhode Island broke away from the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf and shattered into many smaller pieces. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites captured this event in this series of photo-like images from January 12 and January 13, 2010.

The long, narrow tongue of ice is a bridge of sea ice linking the A-23A iceberg to the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf in West Antarctica. The ice bridge is fast ice, or sea ice that does not move because it is anchored to the shore. Compared to an ice shelf, the sea ice is a thin shell of ice over the ocean. The difference in thickness is visible in the images. The taller, thicker Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf casts a visible shadow on the ice bridge made of sea ice. This particular ice bridge breaks up and reforms regularly. Even though the images show a routine event, they provide a spectacular view of the sometimes dramatic arrival of summer in the Polar South.

The highest resolution version of the images (250 meters per pixel) are provided above. All three images, January 12, January 13, morning, and January 13, afternoon are available in additional resolutions from the MODIS Rapid Response System.

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About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

One Response to For those of you who do not believe in global warming

  1. LeRoy says:

    Here’s the salient part of the report:

    “This particular ice bridge breaks up and reforms regularly. Even though the images show a routine event, they provide a spectacular view of the sometimes dramatic arrival of summer in the Polar South.”

    Nothing to do with AGW, nothing to do with climate change. It’s a routine event based on seasonal changes. Period.

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