Iceland's 700-year-old glacier melts

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Fifty-metre [164 ft] high cliffs have emerged to the west of Grímsvötn volcano in southeast Iceland after having been covered by the Vatnajökull glacier for fifty years, RÚV reports. Geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson says that increased volcanic activity and geothermal heat, not climate change, are responsible for the glacial melt that has recently uncovered the towering rock walls. The Icelandic Glaciological Society discovered the cliffs on a spring outing in the area.

Volcanos do tend to get hot from time to time.
 

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Why is this news? 700 years ago the medieval warming period ended, and it got colder, and this glacier started forming, as you'd expect. That's climate change.

700 years later, it has melted away again.

No doubt in another 500-700-1,000 years it will reform again. That's climate change, but should it be news?


In Earths 13.8 Billion years of existence, I am sure we have went through many cycles.
 

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Which Earth are you living on it seems to be more than 3 times older than this one.
In physical cosmology, the age of the universe is the time elapsed since the Big Bang. The current measurement of the age of the universe is 13.799±0.021 billion (109) years within the Lambda-CDM concordance model.[1][2] The uncertainty has been narrowed down to 21 million years, based on a number of studies which all gave extremely similar figures for the age. These include studies of the microwave background radiation, and measurements by the Planckspacecraft, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and other probes.
 

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In physical cosmology, the age of the universe is the time elapsed since the Big Bang. The current measurement of the age of the universe is 13.799±0.021 billion (109) years within the Lambda-CDM concordance model.[1][2] The uncertainty has been narrowed down to 21 million years, based on a number of studies which all gave extremely similar figures for the age. These include studies of the microwave background radiation, and measurements by the Planckspacecraft, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and other probes.
Good jesus the subject is this Planet we are on and it's 4.54 billion years old and has existed for that length of time as a Planet but hey you carry on with your very own version of how old this Planet is ,i wouldn't expect anything less from a Trump supporter .I won't waste anymore time responding , I'm surprised you didn't say it was 6.000 years old ffs.
 

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"Moreover, as University of Alabama-Huntsville climate scientist Dr. Roy Spencer has noted, this past July was most likely not the warmest. The claim, he notes, is based on “a limited and error-prone array of thermometers which were never intended to measure global temperature trends.”

 


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