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NASA scientists detected a pulse of melting  ice and water travelling through a major glacier in Greenland that was so big that it warped the solid Earth — a surge equivalent in mass to 18,000 Empire State Buildings.

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Please shorten for mobileAnimation showing horizontal bedrock motion in response to nearby glacier mass change in the form of a wave. Ice mass change is portrayed by ice thinning/thickening (\delta H), the “centroid” or “fulcrum” of mass anomaly is denoted by star, and the direction of bedrock motion is represented by arrow as measured at a GPS station (circle). As the glacier gains (loses) mass, the bedrock moves towards (away from) it.© NASA-JPL/Caltech Please shorten for mobileAnimation showing horizontal bedrock motion in response to nearby glacier mass change in the form of a wave. Ice mass change is portrayed by ice thinning/thickening (\delta H), the “centroid” or…

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… the research gives a sense of the tremendous magnitude of the changes now occurring on Greenland which is covered by enough ice to raise sea levels by over 20 feet if it were all to slide into the ocean.

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      • From Wikipedia:

        Cornwall Declaration

        In 2000, a statement called the Cornwall Declaration on Environmental Stewardship was put forward and has been signed by over 1500 clergy, theologians and others according to Cornwall Alliance. Signatories include prominent religious individuals from the Roman Catholic, Jewish and Evangelical worlds such as Charles Colson, James Dobson, Rabbi Jacob Neusner, R. C. Sproul, Richard John Neuhaus, and D. James Kennedy.[1]

        The declaration states that human beings should be regarded as “producers and stewards” rather than “consumers and polluters”. It states:

        The Cornwall Declaration further sets forth an articulate and Biblically-grounded set of beliefs and aspirations in which God can be glorified through a world in which “human beings care wisely and humbly for all creatures” and “widespread economic freedom…makes sound ecological stewardship available to ever greater numbers.”

        The declaration expresses concern over the “unfounded or undue concerns” of environmentalists such as “fears of destructive manmade global warming, overpopulation, and rampant species loss”.[2]

        An Evangelical Declaration on Global Warming

        In July 2006, the Cornwall Alliance published an open letter in response to Christian leaders of the Evangelical Climate Initiative who had, in February of the same year, expressed concern over man-made global warming, urging legislators to consider a cap-and-trade system, promoting new technology and reducing carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. Advisory board member Wayne Grudem was quoted in reply saying, “It does not seem likely to me that God would set up the world to work in such a way that human beings would eventually destroy the earth by doing such ordinary and morally good and necessary things as breathing, building a fire to cook or keep warm, burning fuel to travel, or using energy for a refrigerator to preserve food.”[3] The missive was accompanied by “Call to Truth, Prudence and the Protection of the Poor”, a technical paper examining the theology, science and economics of climate change, doubting if anthropogenic global warming was taking place at all, and describing mandatory emission reduction as a “draconian measure” that would deprive people of cheap energy and hurt the poor.[4][5] The letter was endorsed by over 170 individuals, including atmospheric physicist Richard Lindzen, palaeontologist Robert M. Carter and former Energy & Environment journal editor Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen.[3]

        On December 2, 2009, the Cornwall Alliance issued a statement called “An Evangelical Declaration on Global Warming”, in which they declare in list form both “What We Believe” and “What We Deny”. The first point from each list is;

        We believe Earth and its ecosystems – created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence – are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth’s climate system is no exception. Recent global warming is one of many natural cycles of warming and cooling in geologic history.
        We deny that Earth and its ecosystems are the fragile and unstable products of chance, and particularly that Earth’s climate system is vulnerable to dangerous alteration because of minuscule changes in atmospheric chemistry. Recent warming was neither abnormally large nor abnormally rapid. There is no convincing scientific evidence that human contribution to greenhouse gases is causing dangerous global warming.[6][7]

        Prominent signatories of the declaration include climate scientist Roy Spencer, former climatologist David Legates, meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo, television meteorologist James Spann, and Neil Frank, former director of the National Hurricane Center.[8]

        Along with the “Evangelical Declaration”, Cornwall Alliance issued “A Renewed Call to Truth, Prudence, and Protection of the Poor”.[9] The executive summary of their document states,

        The world is in the grip of an idea: that burning fossil fuels to provide affordable, abundant energy is causing global warming that will be so dangerous that we must stop it by reducing our use of fossil fuels, no matter the cost. Is that idea true? We believe not. We believe that idea – we’ll call it “global warming alarmism” – fails the tests of theology, science, and economics.

        Criticism

        The website Skeptical Science has published criticism[10] of the Cornwall Alliance.

        Critics of the Cornwall Alliance have accused the organization of being a “front group for fossil fuel special interests,” citing its strong ties to the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, which is funded by oil industry giants such as Exxon-Mobil and Chevron.[11][12]

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        Sick, sick, sick, is right John.

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