Doom: NASA Predicts Loss Of Larsen B Ice Shelf By 2020

Will we be able to place this in the long list of failed Warmist/Enviroweenie prognostications? Will NASA post a “whoops! We were wrong” press release if it doesn’t come to pass? (note: the 2020 date is contained in the CNN headline, while the study says this will “likely” happen by the end of the decade)

(CNN) One of the last remaining sections of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf is dramatically weakening, according to a new NASA study.

The study predicts that what remains of the once-prominent ice shelf, a thick floating platform of ice, most likely will “disintegrate completely” before the end of this decade

Ice shelves are extensions of glaciers and function as barriers. Their disappearance means glaciers potentially will diminish more quickly, as well, increasing the pace at which global sea levels rise.

Obviously, CNN and NASA are turning this into a “climate change” issue, with both dinking and dunking around the edges of Blamestorming, essentially portraying this in a manner to suggest, rather than the typical unhingedness from the Cult of Climastrology.

A team led by Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, found evidence of the ice shelf flowing faster and becoming more fragmented. The flow is creating large cracks in the ice shelf.

“These are warning signs that the remnant is disintegrating,” Khazendar said in a NASA press release. “Although it’s fascinating scientifically to have a front-row seat to watch the ice shelf becoming unstable and breaking up, it’s bad news for our planet.”

This is all blamed on a warming world, which, in reality land, is nothing new during the Holocene, but, of course, we are meant to assume that this is all caused by Mankind and “carbon pollution”. Strangely, neither the CNN nor NASA articles mention the active volcanoes underneath.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory glaciologist Eric Rignot, who co-authored the paper, said the research gives insight into how ice shelves closer to the South Pole will react with the warming climate.

“What is really surprising about Larsen B is how quickly the changes are taking place,” Khazendar said. “Change has been relentless.”

Soft-selling the DOOM!!!!!!! of “climate change”, without even once discussing the natural processes that have always occurred.

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