The collapse of the Larsen A and B ice shelves in 1995 and 2002 removed a buttress that slowed and stabilized glaciers flowing off the peninsula’s coastline. With that backstop removed, the glaciers have accelerated to as much as nine times their original speed—vastly increasing the rate at which they dump ice into the ocean and fuel sea level rise.
Continued climate warming is expected to increase frequency and strength of föhn winds on the peninsula, says Pettit.
My maths professor got distracted by this last night, and spent the last half of his lecture talking about how amazing it is. He desperately tried to make references to maths while doing it. But it was obvious that he just wanted to talk about the cool rockets.
Men we shall have only as we make manhood the object of the work of the schools—intelligence, broad sympathy, knowledge of the world that was and is, and of the relation of men to it—this is the curriculum of that Higher Education which must underlie true life. On this foundation we may build bread winning, skill of hand and quickness of brain, with never a fear lest the child and man mistake the means of living for the object of life. . . .
I know sending a car into space is kinda like fly-tipping, but it's still cool. The coolest part was the booster rockets landing simultaneously and upright right on the X. That's the power of Maths man - you can't argue with that!!
"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice.
There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia."
"This is how humanity ends; bickering over the irrelevant."
Clinton Huxley » 21 Jun 2012 » 14:10:36 GMT