Here I want to focus on the first couple paragraphs in March 20th, Pacifica Tribune’s What’s Natural? column. It contains a melodramatic lead in with a curious narrative built around the P-38 dug out of a Greenland glacier. Since this back story turned into such a fascinating fun, if oh so time consuming story, I figure it’s worth posting all this stuff on it’s own stage.
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My question to Jim, what’s unnatural about the location of the Glacier Girl?
It starts with the Lost Squadron and the P-38 that was discovered some 264 feet, not the 300+ Steele claims, a typical example of his easy disregard for accuracy, found under the surface and some three miles down stream in a glacier. Here Steele continues:
Steele writes: ". . . Southeastern Greenland had been gaining ice at a rate of 4 feet per year.
In contrast, climate scientists project Greenland will increasingly loss ice at CO2 concentrations increase. …”
To begin with, can't we even keep the simplest basics straight? Rate and depth of ice formation varies on such a huge varied island. Also, please be clear it’s snow that falls on Greenland, with years, that snow gets compressed into glacial ice.
Second, there is no secret that the southeast coast of Greenland is subject to extreme maritime snows.
Third, even in a warming world Greenland will remain below freezing most the time for quite a while. Plus there is more moisture in today’s atmosphere. Snow fall will happen.
Acting as though that’s supposed to be a surprise is goofy.
Fourth, Steele still can’t wrap his head around the simple fundamental reality driving all this - it’s the atmospheric insulation - you could very accurately say that our Atmospheric Insulation Regulator was set around 285 ppm when the steam engine was invented, now we have cranked it past 410 ppm and rising fast.
That has geophysical consequences no matter how well anyone keeps their eyes, ears, and minds shut down.
Melting Greenland glaciers is one of the resultant* down stream cascading geophysical consequences, yes it will continue following natural cycles. But, realize those cycles exist within an energizing global heat and moisture distribution engine.
Now we get to the story of the Glacier Girl and what she can tell us about Greenland.