Antarctic Collapse

Earl Guile. ANTARCTIC COLLAPSE Earl Ernest Guile Antarctic Collapse Copyright © 2006 by Earl Ernest Guile All. iUniverse, Inc. New York Lincoln Shanghai.

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Author: Earl Guile

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595384822

Category: Fiction

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Can The Planet Earth Be Saved From Catastrophic Flooding? "Antarctic Collapse" In early 2027 the nightmare scenario is looming-the imminent collapse of the polar ice caps. Mother Earth is in peril. Human habitation, along all the coastlines of all the continents, is threatened with total submersion by the sea. Mass extinctions are beginning and a vast climatological shift will devastate global food production. The United Nations assembles a team of elite scientists to coordinate the supreme effort required to stabilize the world ecosystem. The coordinating committee of scientific experts include: Dr. Samory Sundiata, a leading climatologist from Africa; Dr. Amilcar del Gado, an oceanographer from Brazil; Dr. T.B.Subasinghe, a physician from Sri Lanka; Dr. Natasha Aminov, a geologist from Russia; and Dr. Sung Pun Lai, an exobiologist and mathematician from China. The discovery of an ancient civilization that left Earth 7 millions years ago and the outbreak of a deadly pandemic disease further complicate events for world society. The race to prevent the greatest catastrophe in history is on. Failure and the Earth as we know it shall perish!

Antarctic Journal of the United States

Taken together , these suggest great uncertainty regarding the role of Antarctica in future sea - level change and present ... that West Antarctic collapse is a low - probability event over times on the order of a century or shorter .

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ISBN: MINN:30000011027228

Category: Antarctica

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Antarctic Climate Evolution

10.2) is rather limited, but sequences from the continental rise have been used to address the possibility of a late Pleistocene WAIS collapse. In an early study, no collapse was inferred to have occurred over the past B1.8 Ma, ...

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Author: Fabio Florindo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128191101

Category: Science

Page: 804

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Antarctic Climate Evolution, Second Edition, enhances our understanding of the history of the world’s largest ice sheet, and how it responded to and influenced climate change during the Cenozoic. It includes terrestrial and marine geology, sedimentology, glacier geophysics and ship-borne geophysics, coupled with results from numerical ice sheet and climate modeling. The book’s content largely mirrors the structure of the Past Antarctic Ice Sheets (PAIS) program (www.scar.org/science/pais), formed to investigate past changes in Antarctica by supporting multidisciplinary global research. This new edition reflects recent advances and is updated with several new chapters, including those covering marine and terrestrial life changes, ice shelves, advances in numerical modeling, and increasing coverage of rates of change. The approach of the PAIS program has led to substantial improvement in our knowledge base of past Antarctic change and our understanding of the factors that have guided its evolution. Offers an overview of Antarctic climate change, analyzing historical, present-day and future developments Provides the latest information on subjects ranging from terrestrial and marine geology to sedimentology and glacier geophysics in the context of Antarctic evolution Fully updated to include expanded coverage of rates of change, advances in numerical modeling, marine and terrestrial life changes, ice shelves, and more

Encyclopedia of the Antarctic

2001. serious type of change that may govern the fate of the West Antarctic ice sheet as a whole—what has been called the ''collapse of the west Antarctic ice sheet'' (for a fuller discussion, see Bindschdler and Bentley 2002).

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Author: Beau Riffenburgh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415970242

Category: History

Page: 1146

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Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations. This reference brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues, and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic.

World on the Edge How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

One of the first signals that this ice sheet was breaking up came in 1995 when Larsen A—a huge shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula—collapsed. Then in March 2002 the Larsen B ice shelf collapsed into the sea. At about the same time, ...

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Author: Lester R. Brown

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340969

Category: Science

Page: 256

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In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skillfully distills in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

Introduction to Cryospheric Science

Since the 1950s, 33,917 km2, or 22% total area of the Antarctic ice shelves lost through retreat and collapse. ... The Larsen Ice Shelf on the eastern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula collapsed about 9300 km2 between 1975 and 1986–1989.

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Author: Dahe Qin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811664250

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A Strategic Vision for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research

... South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Geological Society of America Bulletin 121(1112):17111725. Mitrovica, J. X., N. Gomez, and P. U. Clark. 2009. The sealevel fingerprint of West Antarctic collapse. Science 323(5915):753753.

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Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309373708

Category: Science

Page: 154

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Antarctic and Southern Ocean scientific research has produced a wide array of important and exciting scientific advances. Spanning oceanography to tectonics, microbiology to astrophysics, the extreme Antarctic environment provides unique opportunities to expand our knowledge about how our planet works and even the very origins of the universe. Research on the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic ice sheets is becoming increasingly urgent not only for understanding the future of the region but also its interconnections with and impacts on many other parts of the globe. The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) provides U.S. researchers with broad access to the continent and its surrounding ocean. A Strategic Vision for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research identifies priorities and strategic steps forward for Antarctic research and observations for the next decade. This survey presents a decadal vision for strategic investments in compelling research and the infrastructure most critical for supporting this research. This report makes recommendations for high-priority, larger-scale, community-driven research initiatives that address questions poised for significant advance with the next decades. This report also outlines a roadmap through which the vision and these priorities can be met.

Rising Sea Levels

Dr. Jerry X. Mitrovica, et al. made an interesting point in their 2008 article, “The SeaLevel Fingerprint of West Antarctic Collapse,” p. 753. They noted: “The rapid melting of ice sheets and glaciers leads to a sea-level change that ...

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Author: Hunt Janin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476600208

Category: Political Science

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The fundamental point of this book is that, in the past, the world’s political, economic, military and social development took place during a time of relatively stable sea level. That time, however, is now over: The world must begin to cope with rising seas. This book is a wide-ranging introductory survey. It addresses global warming, the hydrologic cycle, why we should care about the rise of the oceans, storm surges and other extreme events, the changing seas and their shorelines, cities and countries of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian ocean basins, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Greenland Ice Sheet, case studies on how the Netherlands and the U.S. plan to cope with sea level rise, the likely impacts of this rise, getting to know the experts on sea level rise, and very long term prospects for the world’s shorelines.

The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology

The Antarctic Peninsula is where climate has been changing most rapidly and where the ice shelves have been retreating. ... ''We knew what was left of the Larsen B Ice Shelf would collapse eventually, but this is staggering ...

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Author: Bruce E. Johansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313377022

Category: Science

Page: 738

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Comprehensive in scope and accessible to all reader levels, "The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology" covers a vast range of topics, concepts, issues, processes, and scientists sifted and melded from the many scientific and technological fields. These include atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimatology, biogeography, oceanography, geophysics, glaciology, soil science, and more. Bruce E. Johansen digests the explosion of scientific work on global warming that has been published since 1980 and presents it in a set that is sure to be the indispensable standard reference work on the topic. The information here is of importance to just about everyone on the planet--for the findings of global warming science and technology should dictate the choices we make today to secure our common future. This encyclopedia will prove useful for many different types of professionals, inasmuch as global warming science informs public policy debates, applied science, and technology in such fields as energy generation, architecture, engineering, and agriculture.

Antarctica

904–7, and R. P. Scherer, 'Did the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse during late Pleistocene interglacials: A reassessment', Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. II, 2009, EGU2009– 5895. [back] 3. Eric Rignot et al., 'Recent Antarctic ...

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Author: Gabrielle Walker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547536972

Category: Science

Page: 421

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The acclaimed science writer presents a wide-ranging exploration of Antarctica’s history, nature, and global significance in this “rollicking good read” (Kirkus). From the early expeditions of Ernest Shackleton to David Attenborough’s documentary series Frozen Planet, the continent of Antarctica has captured the world’s imagination. After the Antarctic Treaty of 1961, decades of scientific research revealed the true extent of its many mysteries. Now former Nature magazine staff writer Gabrielle Walker tells the full story of Antarctica—from its fascinating history to its uncertain future and the international teams of researchers who brave its forbidding climate. Drawing on her broad travels across the continent, Walker weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into a multifaceted narrative, illuminating what it really feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people. She chronicles cutting-edge science experiments, visits to the South Pole, and unsettling portents about our future in an age of global warming. “We are all anxious Antarctic watchers now, and Walker's book is the essential primer.”—The Guardian, UK