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  What, global warming, with all the cold rain here in Mud Town Stockton along whith
all the snow back east, you got to be kidding! That dare guy “Gore” is gots to be nuts!
(It is irony that the money controlled “News Media” has referred to the expression
“Climate Change”). Because the warming of the atmosphere along whith the great
bodies of water, (oceans), have and are changing the weather pattern(s). In some areas it
my flood, while in other areas there may be a drought. In some cases when this occurs;
the opposite of the normal conditions in these areas change respectively.

  You know nature; plants, (trees), and animals can’t read or hear the news. They don’t
know the difference between Al Gore and John Stuart. However, all that they know is
what has happened for millions of years such as when it gets cold, the sap of the tree(s)
goes down into the roots to hibernate and be safe from the elements. Then when it starts
to warm up, the sap rises to all the braches of the tree and life is reborn. Blossoms sprout
forward and are fertilized from the action of Bees, (Honey is one of the most
nutritiousness food), that is if they have not been killed off from the use of pesticides,
(that are used because dumb broads don’t like bugs), to grow fruit. Now; sometimes
before the tree can go into its’ hibernation, it suddenly warms up. This confuses the tree
into blossoming before the old leaves have fallen off! [However if you ware a tie or think
that you are somebody special, it dose not matter as even the evil people have to eat]!
Note: Ants eat termites.
  The Polar Bear does not know that the ice is melting; it just can’t quite swim to the
nearest land, (ice)!
                                 (Copied from “Wikipedia”)

The Nile has two major tributaries, the White Nile and Blue Nile, the latter being the
source of most of the Nile's water and fertile soil, but the former being the longer of the
two. The White Nile rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most
distant source in southern Rwanda , and flows north from there through Tanzania,
Lake Victoria, Uganda and southern Sudan, while the Blue Nile starts at Lake Tana in
Ethiopia, flowing into Sudan from the southeast. The two rivers meet near the Sudanese
capital Khartoum.

The northern section of the river flows almost entirely through desert, from Sudan into
Egypt, a country whose civilization has depended on the river since ancient times. Most
of the population and cities of Egypt lie along those parts of the Nile valley north of
Aswan; and nearly all the cultural and historical sites of Ancient Egypt are found along
the banks of the river. The Nile ends in a large delta that empties into the Mediterranean

                                     The River Nile
  It has been said that “civilization” started in the Nile and Euphrates rivers. In the heat
of the summer, the Nile would flood over its’ banks. No one could figure out or
understand why this would happen. (There were no air flight back then, so Africa, being
un accessible by the “White Man”, it was not until the explorers from the British
Explorers club, *(see Burk & Stanly), traveled along the shore of the Nile river
discovered that the source, (beginning), of the River. It came from south of the equator
in south-east Africa. When it was summer in Egypt, it was winter in southern Africa!
The length of the River is about 4,000 miles. The River was able to keep flowing even in
the winter because snow on Mt. Kilimanjaro kept feeding water to the river. Now, since
the warming of the earth, there is no longer snow on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro!
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                 Australia-bound Giant Iceberg
                 from Antarctica Breaking Apart
                 Spotted around 1,700 kilometers away from south-south west of Australia's
                 western coast.
                 Australia has warned sea crafts in the area to watch out for the giant iceberg,
                 code named B17B.
                 "There are now many more smaller icebergs calving off B17B, measuring up to
                 several kilometers in length, and spread over more than a thousand kilometers
                 of ocean," said Australian Antarctic Division glaciologist Neal Young.
                 Young, who have tracked B17B using satellite images from NASA and the
                 European Space Agency, said the iceberg was some 400 square kilometers in
                 area and 40 meters high when it first broke off from Antarctica.
                 The monster iceberg is expected to break into small pieces and dissolve as it
                 reaches warm water but it’s hard to say when it will finally dissolve and
                 disappear in the ocean.
                 The iceberg broke apart from the eastern end of Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica
                 some 10 years ago and slowly inches into the shores toward the sea lanes of
                 Environmentalists say that the breaking of the giant iceberg has something to
                 do with climate change which is caused by man made pollutants resulting from
                 industrialization and the seeming indifference of some developed countries to
                 seriously address the lingering issue of climate change.
                 A more serious attempt to address the issue of climate change is shown in the
                 gathering of world leaders in Copenhagen where problems are being discussed
                 and possible solutions being looked into by scientists and environmentalists.

Scientists expecting massive iceberg from glacier crack
By Felicity Ogilvie for The World Today

Posted Fri May 8, 2009 8:00pm AEST
Updated Fri May 8, 2009 8:12pm AEST
Scientists are unsure if the break up is a natural event or part of global warming.
(Reuters/University of Colorado: Konrad Steffen)

A massive iceberg with enough freshwater in it to fill Sydney Harbor 135 times over is
about to break off the Mertz glacier in Antarctica.

The iceberg will be 75 kilometers long and contains 750,000 gigalitres of ice which is
apparently quite a lot.

Scientists are not sure if it is a natural event or if global warming is to blame. But a joint
Australian and French team hope to find out.

The Mertz Glacier is near Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica.

It flows into the southern ocean for 140 kilometers before it drops icebergs into the sea.

A large crack has formed about half way along the Mertz Glacier, which means it is
going to drop a very large iceberg.

French glaciologist Benoit Legresy is measuring the break-up.

"Just at the moment, it's undergoing a massive calving event which promises to release an
iceberg which will be between 20 to 25 kilometers wide and 75 kilometers long by about
400 to 500 meters thick," he said.

Melting ice
The iceberg contains enough fresh water to fill Sydney Harbor 135 times - that is 30 per
cent of the world's annual water consumption.

When it breaks off, the iceberg won't melt straight away because it could take up to 30
years for the currents to move it to water that is warm enough to melt the ice.
The scientists realized the large iceberg was forming when they looked at satellite
pictures of the Mertz Glacier and saw two large cracks. When the cracks kept getting
bigger Benoit Legresy decided to measure the break-up.

"There's very few that have been picked up before the calving event, so we're in a pretty
good situation where we are now, is we had the time to go on the glacier and put our
instruments on it before the calving happens," he said.

Mr. Legresy has put eight GPS beacons on the glacier to measure how the ice is moving.

"They are precise GPS beacons which are autonomous; they can operate as long as you're
around and they measure the position where they are every 30 seconds, and this position
is measured to almost a centimeter level," he said.

Two of the GPS beacons are on either side of a major crack on the Mertz Glacier.

PhD student Lydie Lescarmontier has been analyzing the data from the beacons.

"We know that the speed of the opening is 12 centimeters per day for example and we
can correlate this current for example and we know that when currents pushing the ice
stone, we have an acceleration of the opening of the crack," he said.

The French scientists are spending this year working at the University of Tasmania with
their Australian colleague, Professor Richard Coleman.

Natural phenomenon?
Professor Coleman is hopeful the research will give scientists a better idea of how
glaciers work.

"We're trying to build up a picture of different cases, if you like different simulation
studies to gain a better overall understanding of what's happening in the Antarctic
region," he said.

"You're spending a year following, looking at how it's breaking up; will you be able to
work out why? Whether this is a natural phenomenon or if it has anything to do with
climate change?

"Realistically you need probably 50 or 60 years of data to see whether that's happening.

"What we're doing is building up a baseline study in effect so that we can see into the
future and gain enough information from understanding the basic dynamics to then be
able to model it.
"So one way that you can do it into the future is to build up numerical models and
simulate whether if climate warms one degree or two degrees, how the ice shelf is going
to react."

The scientists may be measuring the widening crack centimeter by centimeter - but they
cannot say when the massive iceberg will finally break off the Mertz Glacier.

They are expecting it may break off before they get back down to Antarctica this

Tags: environment, climate-change, science-and-technology, research, Antarctica

Aug 29, 1960 - A great area of the Pacific ocean was likened by a research
expedition leader Sunday to a desert in that it appears to be almost barren of life
... atea was generally calm, with stable water temperatures. Thus, he added,
there is no stirring to bring up nutrients from the bottom. ...

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