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Antarctica is thawing, now green with plant life!

Postby Saiwania » Fri May 19, 2017 11:52 am

For all of recorded history, Antarctica has been an inhospitable and frozen wasteland, nothing but tundra- until now that is. Because of man made climate change, we are finally beginning to see the first signs of an Antarctica that is gradually becoming green with plant life. In the not too distant future, it might become warm enough to support human colonization. A new continent might truly be opening up.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... -find.html
https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... ica-green/

What are your thoughts on this unexpected development? Is this a sign of just how bad the rest of the globe's temperatures will become? To what extent can we expect the greater land area covered in plants to offset the current and future emissions from fossil fuel use and melting permafrost releasing vast stores of carbon and methane?

Should we permanently settle Antarctica like we have for the other continents?
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Postby Diopolis » Fri May 19, 2017 11:58 am

Antarctica will grow fat with rye and flax. Its reindeer hunters will prepare to conquer Australia, and then realize they can't swim that far.

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Postby Torrentio » Fri May 19, 2017 12:00 pm

A new expansion point for the Norse, probably.
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Postby Esternial » Fri May 19, 2017 12:00 pm

Torrentio wrote:A new expansion point for the Norse, probably.

I'd look up where Antarctica is.

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Postby Valrifell » Fri May 19, 2017 12:00 pm

Torrentio wrote:A new expansion point for the Norse, probably.


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Postby Ethel mermania » Fri May 19, 2017 12:02 pm

Esternial wrote:
Torrentio wrote:A new expansion point for the Norse, probably.

I'd look up where Antarctica is.



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Postby Esternial » Fri May 19, 2017 12:03 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
Esternial wrote:I'd look up where Antarctica is.



Look down, the Australia on top menace must come to an end.

I'd rather have her down under.

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Postby Dooom35796821595 » Fri May 19, 2017 12:04 pm

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Postby Harkback Union » Fri May 19, 2017 12:06 pm

More land and resources for mankind to fight bloody wars over! Prepare the popcorn and the cola!
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Postby TURTLESHROOM II » Fri May 19, 2017 12:12 pm

Before anyone pounces on me, let me state my position: climate change is a fact and the earth is warming. The hoax is that it's mostly our fault and that we should empower the government to control every inch of our consumption to fix it.

https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/an ... d-maximum/

Take a government resource from three years back over your blog and Daily Mail. While sea ice is melting somewhat in the Arctic, Antarctica is, by comparison, doing just fine. The record lows in its summer are offset entirely by wintertime. Its sea ice levels since then have been mostly average. The Hole In the Ozone Layer has also closed, thanks to environmental responsibility (and needless government intervention, the Free Market would have ended CFCs itself once the damage got out).

When Republicans say that anthropogenic climatechange is a hoax, they don't mean that climate change itself is a hoax. They believe that the Chicken Little heralds among us, who say the world will end every X years unless we give government control over every inch of our consumption and crush our freedoms.

IF climate change is our fault, the government is not a solution. However, since it is not our fault, we can only do what we can to migitate rising temperatures and seas until the earth returns to the global cooling cycle that Chicken Little heralds said would start the next Ice Age.




Don't forget that CO2 is VERY good for plants, and that there are now more trees in the USA than there were in 1900 AD, and hundreds of billions more trees across the earth than there were fifty years ago.




I will NEVER trust climate alarmists. They've said the world will end every few years since Al Gore began his career as an oracle, and remember, almost all the ringleaders of AGCC fly in jumbo jets, drive motercades of limousines, and live in beachfront mansions. Al Gore, Obama, and the other alarmists pollute more than I will in my lifetime.





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Postby The blAAtschApen » Fri May 19, 2017 12:13 pm

Gradually becoming green with plant life.

Time to move and graze Antarctica with my presence.

I wonder if we can cultivate hops, barley, etc. there. It would be nice to have a beer produced with all the ingredients grown in antarctica :)

Also, time to move away from any low lying country, feet will get wet :(
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Postby Edding » Fri May 19, 2017 12:14 pm

I propose we convert Antarctica into a stateless ancap playground.

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Postby Wallenburg » Fri May 19, 2017 12:14 pm

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Postby Adytus » Fri May 19, 2017 12:15 pm

Yay! More land for manifest destiny.
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Postby Karjin » Fri May 19, 2017 12:15 pm

I can't wait to hear the term "Ethnic Antarctican" being thrown around.
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Postby TURTLESHROOM II » Fri May 19, 2017 12:16 pm

TBH, these comments and jokes are absolutely brilliant. I think the Norse one and the Australian one were my favorites.
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Postby The Islands of Versilia » Fri May 19, 2017 12:16 pm

If only we dumped fossil fuels earlier on in history... :(
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Postby Dooom35796821595 » Fri May 19, 2017 12:16 pm

Karjin wrote:I can't wait to hear the term "Ethnic Antarctican" being thrown around.


Antarctica for the penguins!
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Postby The first Galactic Republic » Fri May 19, 2017 12:17 pm

There was already some greenery in the peninsula.
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Postby Alkasia » Fri May 19, 2017 12:18 pm

I'd much rather Antarctica stay frozen and uninhabitable to humans than have the sea level rise 70 meters, causing countless casualties of animals and humans, as well as climate imbalances.
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Postby 95X » Fri May 19, 2017 12:24 pm

Saiwania wrote:What are your thoughts on this unexpected development? Is this a sign of just how bad the rest of the globe's temperatures will become? To what extent can we expect the greater land area covered in plants to offset the current and future emissions from fossil fuel use and melting permafrost releasing vast stores of carbon and methane?

Should we permanently settle Antarctica like we have for the other continents?
My thoughts are this is a travesty. We barely understand how climate works as it is, and melting ice sheets leads to rising sea levels and displacement of existing coastal cities and settlements.
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Postby DARGLED » Fri May 19, 2017 12:26 pm

Saiwania wrote:For all of recorded history, Antarctica has been an inhospitable and frozen wasteland, nothing but tundra...

You are factually incorrect.

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Postby Zeclil » Fri May 19, 2017 12:28 pm

Ah damn, next thing you know those crazy Swedes are gonna thaw out something from the ice. I mean, I don't know what's in there, but it's weird and pissed off whatever it is. All this arguing is just what it wants! To put us against each other!
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Postby The Islands of Versilia » Fri May 19, 2017 12:29 pm

Zeclil wrote:Ah damn, now those crazy Swedes are gonna thaw out something from the ice. I mean, I don't know what's in there, but it's weird and pissed off whatever it is. All this arguing is just what it wants! To put us against each other!

I for one welcome our new Eldritch overlords.
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