Euro heatwave melting Greenland

| 01/08/2019 | 76 Comments
Cayman News Service
The ice is melting rapidly in Greenland

(CNS): Scientists working in Greenland who are measuring ice sheets and collecting important data for the northern European country are alerting the world about the massive melting taking place there after the heatwave that hit the UK and continental Europe moved north. Danish Meteorological Institute, the official weather service of Greenland, said “almost all the ice sheet” measurably melted on Tuesday.

Professor Jason Box said that melting on the northwestern Greenland ice sheet was 1.2 times that of the previous record melt in 2012. Downhill, meltwater was seen streaming off the edge of the ice sheet and scientists posted on social media videos of a rushing torrent of water, as people became concerned about flooding in inhabited areas of the country.

The record-setting heatwave in Europe moved north over the vulnerable ice sheet, bringing temperatures that are 25 to 30°F warmer than normal. On Tuesday the temperature surpassed 75°F in some regions of Greenland, and a weather balloon launched near the capital Nuuk measured all-time record warmth just above the surface.

That heatwave was expected to peak today, Thursday 1 August, with more than 12 billion tons of water permanently melting from the ice sheet and flowing into the oceans, irreversibly raising sea levels globally.

Scientists say that since 2003, the melt rate on Greenland’s ice sheets has more than quadrupled. Just this week it is expected to lose about 50 billion tons of ice, fuelling a global sea level increase of about 0.1mm, making the total loss for July to be almost 200 billion tonnes. That in turn means a 0.4mm increase in global sea levels in just one month, from just one place, illustrating the severity and impending dangers of global warming.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is what happens when you give left wing radical freaks any control. These people are completely insane.

    • Anonymous says:

      What is wrong with you? They are trying to save the world you are hell-bent on destroying. As it is my world also, I am going to ask you nicely to shut up. Your time is over. There’s a green tide coming that’s going to take away your childish toys. Have a fit, it’s fitting.

    • Anonymous says:

      Awww (cough, cough) are those nasty left wing radical freaks threatening you freedom to eat your favorite meal and more importantly your freedom to rule over all nature and pollute the air I breathe. Sorry for you sadman. Soooo sorry.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Temperature reconstructions show that the warmest 5 years in the UK since 1200 were; 1284,1285,1307,1310, 1282;

    Rydval et. al (2017).

    Reconstructing 800 years of summer temperatures in Scotland from tree rings. Climate Dynamics, 1-24.

    Source: Dr. Robert Holmes – PhD Climatologist

    • Anonymous says:

      So 12:18, you are going to go with an Australian climatologist who just graduated this year, from a largely unknown Australian university, rather than the thousands of NASA and West European climatologists who stated yesterday that July was the hottest month in history and who statistically have shown that global warming is occurring rapidly.

      If you ever need brain surgery or open heart surgery, strongly suggest you go with experienced doctors not someone who just graduated to lead your surgery.

      • Anonymous says:

        I will give the scientists at _least equal credibility_ who aren’t funded hundreds of billions of tax dollars for climate research.

        Occam’s Razor: What is more plausible?

        1- The earth that has been around 4 billion years and withstood every just about cataclysmic disaster known, yet is still perfectly fine and habitable…. UNTIL….. humans came around with their plastic straws and cars, and about to destroy the atmosphere as we know it.


        2- A shitload of goverment bureaucrats that are (FACT) receiving tax-funded billions in research grants and pushing man-made earth ending climate change. As THEY KNOW that cash cow is going away of there is no significant man-causing-climate change.

        Climate change is driven by cash, corruption and politics. Follow the money.

        OK. Here.

        • Anonymous says:

          It’s NEVER a good thing to destroy the natural world daddy-o. What if I told you that a skunk is just as worthy as you. Cuz it is. And it’s fleas.

      • Anonymous says:

        I wouldn’t go with the brain surgeon receiving billions to make sure everyone of his patients have brain tumors no matter what.

    • Anonymous says:

      Give it up, planet burner. Your era is done.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sadly, stone age mentality prevails in this country.

  4. Hypocrites says:

    How the rich and famous are fighting global warming…traveling by private jet and their super yachts. A fully fueled yacht holds 225,000 gallons of fuel, more fuel than you’re most likely to burn in a lifetime. Keep that in mind, next time they preach to you about your use of a plastic straw.

    • ADA says:

      Momma always said, do as I say, not as I do. High-flying hypocrites is what they are.

    • Anonymous says:

      I got news for you. It’s just about ALL the work of the rich and famous. Who do you think profits from your hose straws. Who do you think wants more than anyone for the world to contribute down the heir bountiful path??

  5. Anonymous says:

    Maybe they are sending it all to Iceland where it feels more welcome.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Environmentalism is the world’s newest religion – and ironically, Atheists make up the most numbers, lol!

    All of this faith and belief in a false, unproven, and politically manipulated theory that millions will today chastise you for disregarding.
    Innocent children are being indoctrinated, educational material has been tainted, and try as you may – you will NEVER get a believer to see truth or even an alternative (aka realistic) perspective.

    Ah boy, the irony.

    Anyway, as you all were. Sad.

    • Anonymous says:

      What does your god say, daddy-o?

    • Anonymous says:

      God is a man no one has ever seen. Isn’t it false, unproven and manipulative to claim he exists? Humans pretty much altered and destroyed everything on planet Earth that gives life. You can’t deny that. Your God has allowed that to happen.

    • Anonymous says:

      Relax, no need to fret If your God is all-knowing, and all-powerful, nothing can happen without his knowing beforehand that it is going to happen; nothing happens without his permission; nothing can happen that he chooses to prevent. it? It makes the Creator distinctly responsible for everything that happens, doesn’t it? Isn’t he responsible for all those pains and diseases and miseries which he could have prevented?

      • Anonymous says:


        You actually believe you said something worthwhile and relevant in response to my original post.

        You are so lost in the sauce, my friend.

        – Who

        *Fear not, I am sure you will soon start to “see the light”.

    • Anonymous says:

      Imagine there’s video proof and this nut is trying to equate that to a religion

    • Anonymous says:

      Best comment on this topic. Too bad others aren’t intelligent enough to understand it.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thank you – and you are correct re others not understanding.

        For example, many of the responses are now targeting my supposed belief in “God” as a counter argument.

        Again, such illogical responses are similar to those we see from the traditionally religious.
        Hence my original observation; Environmentalism is the new religion.

        I, in turn, am a heretic – if they could they would burn me at the stake!

        – Who

        • ADA says:

          For once, perhaps twice, I agree. The responses to your original posting are complete nonsense and irrelevant to what your commentary.

        • Anonymous says:

          Does every thread on CNS have to be about you?

    • Anonymous says:

      Does it scare you? Cuz people like you that are blind to the destruction of MY world scare me. And anger me. Sad.

      • Anonymous says:

        Peace be onto yooou.

        May the love of the Son of Anthropogenic Global Warming flow into your heaaaart, forevermoooore.


        – Who


      • ADA says:

        Lol. Relax old chap. Significant global warming and cooling have been happening for EONS. Don’t be afraid to let out some wind when you have to; you won’t be contributing to the present warming phenomenon.

    • Anonymous says:

      Innocent children being indoctrinated into respecting all creatures and the natural world. This is bad? What is actually wrong with you?

    • Anonymous says:

      yep…a theory supported by the world’s leading scientists…who you think are being duped or involved in a big conspiracy….zzzzz
      you are a new age fake news mornon.

  7. Rick says:

    The old maxim, “What goes around comes around”, is absolutely true for our planet. I make no comment on who is right or wrong in this argument. I just say education is the best medicine. What I offer are a variety of educational web pages that are both fun to read and eye-opening. This “old” world we live on has changed since the beginning of time and will continue to change. For an understanding of the future, look to the past.


    We’re Due For Another Ice Age But Climate Change May Push It Back Another 100,000 Years, Researchers Say
    By Ada CarrMarch 27 2017 12:00 AM

    Throughout our planet’s 4.5 billion years, there have been five big ice ages, some of which lasted hundreds of millions of years. Researchers are still trying to understand how often these periods happen and how soon we can expect another one.

    “We should be heading into another ice age right now,” Columbia University paleoclimate doctoral student Michael Sandstrom told Live Science.

    The big ice ages account for roughly 25 percent of the past billions of years on Earth, says Sandstrom. The most recent of Earth’s five major ice ages in the paleo record dates back 2.7 million years and continues today.

    Sea Level Rise on the Inner Continental Shelf of the West Coast of Florida
    By J.M. Adovasio, Expedition Principal Investigator – Mercyhurst University
    and C. Andrew Hemmings, Expedition Principal Investigator – Mercyhurst University

    The maximum amount of water trapped in glacial ice occurred roughly 26,000 years ago. This point in time is referred to as the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). At the time of the LGM, the Earth’s ocean levels were at their lowest point and extensive reaches of dry land were exposed along the continents’ coasts. As the glaciers began to melt, sea level rose worldwide, resulting in nearly a 10% reduction of the Earth’s entire landmass. In the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, this translates to the inundation (covering with water) of more than 350,000 km2 of what had been dry land, which in turn forced the relocation of plants, animals, and — what is of primary interest to our research — people.

    Compared to today, LGM Florida encompassed twice its present land area and was probably slightly cooler and dryer. Furthermore, Florida’s Pleistocene landscape was not as extensively traversed by rivers as it is today. Instead, groundwater was much deeper in the rock and closer to the coasts, as it ran to its lowest level. Typically the greatest amount of surficial fresh water is within 10km of the ocean coastline.

    20,000 Years of Transition
    It took over 20,000 years for the sea to transition from the LGM shoreline up to the modern coast of Florida. As ocean water covered the ancient landscape from about 26,000 to 5,000 years ago, several distinct and profound changes occurred simultaneously: the landmass of Florida became greatly reduced with significant changes to the contours of the state’s coastlines; the surficial water aquifer and deeper Floridian aquifer became elevated; weather patterns changed; and biotic (i.e., plant and animal) communities rearranged themselves on the landscape, with some species flourishing, others staying the same, and several (like the mastodon) becoming extinct.

    Generally speaking, the transition to present-day Florida witnessed an increase in the number of springs and rivers, the climate became somewhat warmer and wetter, greater numbers of trees flourished on the landscape, species that had once been widely dispersed instead became concentrated in favored areas for survival, and some animals became extinct.

    An important consequence of these changes for early human populations was that food and fresh water were no longer available in the same places from generation to generation, although on a yearly basis the conditions for human life were still relatively stable, if probably somewhat less so than today.

    During the height of the last ice age, global sea level was about 400 feet lower than today.
    After the last ice age ended approximately 20,000 years ago, sea level rose rapidly,2 but for the last few thousand years has been rising very slowly3 and has been almost stable for the last 4-5 thousand years.4 Importantly, this recent era of stability encompasses the history of human civilization, meaning significant global sea-level rise is truly unprecedented in human history.

    What Did the Continents Look Like Millions of Years Ago?
    Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley

    The paleo-tectonic maps of retired geologist Ronald Blakey are mesmerizing and impossible to forget once you’ve seen them. Catalogued on his website Colorado Plateau Geosystems, these maps show the world adrift, its landscapes breaking apart and reconnecting again in entirely new forms, where continents are as temporary as the island chains that regularly smash together to create them, on a timescale where even oceans that exist for tens of millions of years can disappear leaving only the subtlest of geological traces.

    Don’t panic, the world is not ending, just changing as it has done since God created the heavens, or the big bang occurred. Whichever is your version. Living in Grand Cayman which has been growing since the beginning of time out of the ocean floor will continue to grow upward and expand outward as those of us old enough can attest to. Will it be covered by the ocean once again or will it rise further above the sea as it once was? No one reading this will be alive to know what is going to be the outcome or how it will change over the next million years.

    Enjoy life day to day and be the best person you can be. Don’t fight with friends and neighbors over what has been going on since the earth was formed. Science cannot change what is to come, and money cannot stop or change it. It is bigger than all of us just as history proves. Live your life without fear and prepare in your own way.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again with the RELIGION of global warming, AKA “The 97% Cult”

    The nonsense in this column, written ten years ago, has long been debunked. It was written by Christopher Brooker, a journalist and columnist, not a scientist of any kind, who died earlier this year aged 81. He also denied that asbestos was harmful and that second-hand smoke was harmful, and he rejected evolution for good measure. Here is a more recent article in the Telegraph, if that is your newspaper of choice.

    “Real” PHd in Climatology (One for MANY):

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you CNS

    • Anonymous says:

      Of course you would find “an article” countering the person credibility opposed to dealing with the content of the article.

      CNS: I didn’t “find an article” about the author, I told you who he was. You have a tendency to post links without, I suspect, actually reading them. You certainly don’t seem to look at who is writing them or when. Acceptance of anthropogenic global warming has increased over the last ten years.

      And interestingly, I notice you ignored the YouTube video created by a PhD in “Climatology”. And I’m sure you didn’t bother to view ANY the series of videos he clearly debunks this religion with absolute clarity. I supposed it does not satisfy the leftist narrative does it?

      CNS: As to the video, the narrator is Freeman Dyson, aged 95. He is, or was, an eminent theoretical physicist and mathematician but not a climatologist and has been roundly criticized for his stance on climate change, which is is not in his field of expertise. 97% of scientists means that you can find scientists on the fringes but does not detract from the overwhelming consensus. I love how you think that all the climate change skeptics are “real scientists” but the 97% of scientists who agree (which includes virtually 100% of climatologists) are all slackers or frauds. I’m sure you’ve spent many hours watching YouTube videos.

      I’m sure you also chose to ignore (as good journalists do) the many other videos of _actual scientists_ completely debunking man-made global warming. Instead you much rather _BELIEVE_ The 97% (

      CNS: This is a very typical example of what you do. You’ve googled something and left the link without reading it because you believe it supports your world view. If you bothered to actually read it, you’d find it does the opposite. Here is the conclusion in part: “The situation is exacerbated by media treatment of the climate issue, where the normative practice of providing opposing sides with equal attention has allowed a vocal minority to have their views amplified (Boykoff and Boykoff 2004) … The narrative presented by some dissenters is that the scientific consensus is ‘…on the point of collapse’ (Oddie 2012) while ‘…the number of scientific “heretics” is growing with each passing year’ (Allègre et al 2012). A systematic, comprehensive review of the literature provides quantitative evidence countering this assertion … Among papers expressing a position on AGW, an overwhelming percentage (97.2% based on self-ratings, 97.1% based on abstract ratings) endorses the scientific consensus on AGW.”

      As for your bizarre demands that we write a scientific paper to answer your questions below, try reading what the scientists write without an Alex Jones-type aversion to what they are finding. Just read this from NASA – there are links to science papers at the bottom if you really want to read science. If you are actually interested in the answers to your questions, you’ll find them. If you just want to go off on another bonkers rant, I’m sure you’ll find more YouTube videos to fuel them.

      Why don’t you, instead of hiding behind the 97% oracle, answer (or find answers to) precise questions with regard to Global Warming/Man-Made Global Warming?
      1- What is the correct/optimal temperature of the globe? Please give the measurements globally.

      2- What is the correct/optimal amount of atmospheric Co2? We know as scientific fact this has varied from low 100’s to 7000 PPM. And the atmosphere did perfectly well in all of these conditions. We also know that coral reefs and just about all plants enjoy Co2 level as high as 1500PPM. This an indisputable fact, which is why cannabis growers for example love to grow their plants of high Co2 environments. Because plants LOVE Co2 as high as 1700PPM

      3- Please explain if Co2 is the leading cause of global warming, why does it lag temperature rises by 200-800 years? I see leftists continually avoid this scientific fact.
      4- Please precisely specify the ratio of the influence of the Sun on the earth atmosphere vs man-made atmospheric changes? Please give the percentages (Good luck with this)

      5- Please use the SCIENTIFIC METHOD and apply falsifiability to man-made global warming (You can’t)

      6- Please specify what the global temperature and atmospheric greenhouse gases SHOULD BE, if humans were not around. You must know this to determine humans are negatively affecting the globe otherwise you’re just full of it.

      7- Pease explain what causes the Co2 level to exceed 7000PPM during the Cambrian period, and please explain what lowered them to 130 PPM.

      Please use scientific data not leftist hyperbole and narratives.

      Or let me guess, we should just all BELIEVE in the 97% god shouldn’t we? Who are we to be skeptical of the 97% oracle? Only flat earthers would question the oracle right?

      Looking forward to your scientific answers, and also please point me to the scientific theory (not group opinion) of man-made global warming.

    • Anonymous says:

      well said cns!

  9. Anonymous says:

    What does this mean for the price of Bluff land?

    • Anonymous says:

      Great for the price of Bluff land but a disaster for land prices in the Seven Mile Beach Corridor. Enjoy the golf courses now as they will be underwater in 30 years.

    • Anonymous says:

      Never a better time to buy on the Bluff.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile, ice increases in Antarctica.
    Such scaremongering

    • Anonymous says:

      Yea so pollute the whole planet then. I dont understand this nonsense attitude of global warming deniers. This island will be underwater in 20 years and no one cares. Humanity is doomed due to its apathy.

      • Anonymous says:

        Claiming Cayman will be underwater in 20 years is equally dumb. Just sayin’.

      • Anonymous says:

        8:22 am, B S, 20 years are you crazy, 200 years maybe, but sure as the sun rises not 20 years.

        • Anonymous says:

          3:48, If I had told you 20 years ago that in coastal Miami flooding would be a problem every month you would have said I was crazy. Just look at Miami now and the monthly flooding situation. 8:22 is simply looking at what is going on not far from us. Suggest you wake up and see what is going on in coastal U.S. The situation is not positive.

          • Anonymous says:

            Sea level has risen 60mm in the last 20 years. Miami beach suffers from tidal flooding. It’s tidal range is double Cayman’s and most of it is actually lower. Talk of Cayman being underwater in 20 years is nonsense.

            • Anonymous says:

              11:30, Your ignorance of Grand Cayman is profound. When king tides hit Grand Cayman the residents of North Sound Estates often find the ocean at their doorstep. The street of our canal side community is flooded for days as saltwater gushes through the storm drains.

              The problem is not going to get better on Grand Cayman and Safehaven and the golf courses are particularly vulnerable around the canals.

              Wake up and read the data. The climate scientists are not stupid.

      • Anonymous says:

        @8:22 If that is true we will finally get our beaches back.

        • Anonymous says:

          But you will lose the Seven Mile Beach Corridor. Golf courses and Safehaven gone for certain. Beaches will be good at low tide though.

    • Anonymous says:

      yep you are right. forget 1000’s of international scientists and scientific studies…..zzzzzzz
      stick to you tube moron

  11. Green Heron says:

    Buy land on the Brac now!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I blame the French.

  13. Anonymous says:

    That’s okay folks. The Orange Russian and his team of evil idiots are pledging to keep the price of utilities low for the proletariat through the use of clean, easy, vote getting coal. Have a nice summer.

    • Anonymous says:

      The greatest President in the history of the world comes through again.
      Enjoy him while you can as there will never be another one like him.
      Such brilliance from the “stable genius”.

  14. Anonymous says:

    when was the last time any cayman mla mentioned global warming or rising sea levels???
    just another day in wonderland…

  15. Anonymous says:

    In the next 10-15 years that will be a non-issue.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because we will all be fighting for land and food. Right.

    • Anonymous says:

      But coastal flooding everywhere will be a problem.

      • Anonymous says:

        Coastal flooding is already a serious problem in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, New Jersey, NYC. But MLA’s have zero concern here.

        • Anonymous says:

          Tidal range?

          • Anonymous says:

            Dumb to think we are safe because we are out of the tidal range. Just look at the stats related to the rate the sea is rising and the elevation in relation to the sea of Grand Cayman.

  16. Anonymous says:

    wish it would melt cost of living here…

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