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    NASA watching Greenland melt

    NASA took on an unprecedented study of Greenland?s melting. Now, the data are coming in
    Back in 2015, in a moment of science communication genius, NASA created a mission called “OMG.” The acronym basically ensured that a new*scientific mission — measuring how quickly the Oceans are Melting Greenland — would get maximum press attention.

    The subject is actually extremely serious. OMG amounts to a comprehensive attempt, using ships, planes, and other research tools, to understand what’s happening as warm seas creep into large*numbers of fjords that serve as avenues into the vast ice sheet — many of which contain large and partly submerged glaciers that are already melting and contributing to sea-level rise.

    Greenland is, in fact, the largest global*contributor to rising seas — adding around a millimeter*per year to the global ocean, NASA says — and it has 7.36 potential meters (over 24 feet) to give.*The question is how fast it could lose that ice, and over five years, OMG plans to pull in enough data to give the best answer yet.

    “We’ve never observed Greenland disappearing before, and that’s what OMG is about,” says Josh Willis, a researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who is the principal investigator on the mission. “We want to watch how it shrinks over the next five*years, and see how we can use that information to better predict the future.”

    And now, the first data are coming in, in the form of not*one*but*two*new studies published in the journal Oceanography by NASA scientists and affiliated university researchers, seeking to measure the swirl of oceans around Greenland and in particular how a warm, deep layer of Atlantic-originating water is moving and interacting with its glaciers.

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    Trumpettes will deny it is happening.
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    You do know Greenland has been Melting for ~130,000 years.

    The Polar Ice caps 130,000 years ago were as far south as the Ohio River in the US, Northern Italy in Europe and Southern Mongolia in Asia, you did know this didn't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by April15 View Post
    Trumpettes will deny it is happening.
    He has an executive order to stop government from being involved in science and facts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    You do know Greenland has been Melting for ~130,000 years.

    The Polar Ice caps 130,000 years ago were as far south as the Ohio River in the US, Northern Italy in Europe and Southern Mongolia in Asia, you did know this didn't you?
    Irrelevant. Read the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaos View Post
    He has an executive order to stop government from being involved in science and facts.
    Yes I know. Seems alternative facts are not in line with truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    Irrelevant. Read the OP.
    As a trumpette he can not see facts as they are but must adjust for millions of years of geological change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by April15 View Post
    As a trumpette he can not see facts as they are but must adjust for millions of years of geological change.
    They just "know" that NASA Scientists are just a bunch of Liberal Posers. Only the fossil fuel industry has real, and honest scientists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    They just "know" that NASA Scientists are just a bunch of Liberal Posers. Only the fossil fuel industry has real, and honest scientists.
    And they only do this for all those lucrative grants that they pocket and squirrel away in their illegal offshore bank accounts.

    Climate scientists, the 1%.
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    Finally, Greenland will be green.
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