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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Texas A&M University: The world's ice is shrinking by 33,000 square miles a year, according to the first ever global assessment of the Earth's cryosphere.

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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-07-29 02:13 PM | Reply

I had to look up what it meant: The cryosphere is an all-encompassing term for those portions of Earth's surface where water is in solid form, including sea ice, lake ice, river ice, snow cover, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, and frozen ground.

It doesn't mean year round either. There is what is considered seasonal expansion and shrinkage of the cryosphere. For instance Michigan is a part of the cryosphere because we have snow cover (in theory) part of the year...

That's an astounding amount. A Maine+ Sized chunk of area PER YEAR of no longer frozen planet earth. Over the span they looked at we lost area equal to about half the continental US in cryosphere.

From The Cryosphere (2021 survey): Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017, with melting grounded ice (ice sheets and glaciers) raising the global sea level by 34.63.1mm. (Also consider the Cryosphere holds about 3/4 of the world's fresh water.) The rate of ice loss has risen by 57% since the 1990s'from 0.8 to 1.2 trillion tonnes per year.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-07-29 02:19 PM | Reply

Let the market decide.

#3 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-07-29 07:24 PM | Reply

If you're still driving a car and running air conditioning, STFU!

You're the problem, too.

#4 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-07-30 01:50 AM | Reply

Tipping Point reached. Time to start thinking about building that
earth home I always wanted.

Laugh if you want. But mankind is headed back to where he began,
living out of caves...

So an EV motorcycle or scooter in the next 2 years, pay off the truck
in 4 more years, keep watching EV cars and trucks, finish paying off
the house in the next 7 years, retire in 8 years, all the while looking
for a spot to build that house...hmm...north....somewhere north and cool.

#5 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-07-30 05:28 AM | Reply

Yeah, well it snowed last year...once or twice...so who knows?

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-07-30 09:44 PM | Reply

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