05 May '11, 7pm

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an accelerating pace @climateprogress

SA: Yes, it is always more complicated than even the most learned scholar can grasp, but us lay folks have to start somewhere. Heat Transport…..not heat transfer….heat transfer is a comparison with a Carnot Engine. I meant to suggest that hurricanes serve to transport heat away from the equator. Maybe something like keeping the tropical oceans from “boiling” to use an emotional, sloppy, lay term. Since we humans replaced natures spirits with the gods and then again with God and then put the Sun at the center and finally ourselves back at the center of the universe….we have this nasty habit of interpreting everything from a totally human (read “selfish”) perspective. Since 2010 was an uneventful hurricane season, meaning that no hurricanes made landfall on US soil, we have decided to say it was “record inactivity”. But that would be wrong. In fact, 11 of the 19 Atlantic hur...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/05/frauenfeld-knappenb...

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Northwest Greenland Canyons [image] #NASA

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Nice! Northwest Greenland Canyons: @NASA_EO

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Wow, a gorgeous NASA picture of Greenland that ...

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