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[CNN]March 11 tsunami produced Antarctic icebergs

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Top image shows the Sulzberger Ice Shelf on March 12 and the bottom on March 16 after the tsunami broke off icebergs.


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The tsunami spawned from the March 11 earthquake off eastern Japan broke up parts of an Antarctic ice shelf that hadn't moved in 46 years, scientists say.
Though the tsunami waves were only about a foot high when they reached Antarctica, their consistency was enough to crack the 260-foot-thick ice and split off icebergs with combined surface areas more than twice the size of Manhattan from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf, the scientists report in a NASA statement.

so is globle warming still a myth? XD


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post #2 of 22
Don't think the physical force of a Tsunami qualifies as "Global Warming" but, that's certainly pretty crazy to think that over that distance the Tsunami still caused THAT much damage.
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Lol, somehow I was expecting big ass frozen waves but that's... too ambitious
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Yeah...that was was global vibration and not global warming.

However, much larger pieces of ice have broken off that have been caused by warming tempertures at the poles. I know there was one a couple months ago that had an estimated amount of fresh water in equal to what the US drinks in a year. Scientist were actually worried about it changing the salinity of the area of the ocean it was in.
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That is Global Resonance and not Global Warming. Think of the Analogy where you throw a stone in a Pond and it creates waves. That is the resonance caused from the sheer size of the Tsunami. In addition this Earthquake was so powerful that it caused the Earth to tilt from it's axis by a couple of degrees.
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so is globle warming still a myth? XD
Yes.

These ice sheets have been breaking off and re-accumulating on the poles for eons...
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That is Global Resonance and not Global Warming. Think of the Analogy where you throw a stone in a Pond and it creates waves. That is the resonance caused from the sheer size of the Tsunami. In addition this Earthquake was so powerful that it caused the Earth to tilt from it's axis by a couple of degrees.
Not actually resonance. Resonance is induced vibration, caused by other, nearby vibration.
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Though that was one mean Tsunami yo.
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Not actually resonance. Resonance is induced vibration, caused by other, nearby vibration.
Oh Phaedrus.
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Also, @45nm the earthquake only shifted the Earth by 2.7 milliseconds of arc, if my trig is still somewhat fresh, only a centimeter or few, long shot off of a few degrees.

Not trolling just avoiding members being incited into Al Gore-ish panic.
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