Antarctica. antarctica is slowly melting, and recently scientists submitted a study that there is nothing we can do anymore to save it... "Dad was there really an entire continent made of ice?" "Yeh." "What was there?" "Absolutely fucking nothing." "Sou
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antarctica is slowly melting, and recently scientists submitted a study that there is nothing we can do anymore to save it.

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#5 - devout feminist (05/15/2014) [+] (15 replies)
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"Dad was there really an entire continent made of ice?"
"Yeh."
"What was there?"
"Absolutely fucking nothing."
"Sounds lame.""
User avatar #1 - sharknik (05/15/2014) [+] (9 replies)
Antarctica is a continent because there's actually LAND under it, which is why the Arctic isn't considered one. Dirt don't melt.
#10 - toadkillerdog (05/16/2014) [+] (5 replies)
All these people talking about how there won't be a trace of the arctic.....
Oh, there'll be something left......
#26 - therealslimdavey (05/16/2014) [+] (7 replies)
Yes, because by the time you have kids, all of Antarctica will have just melted away.
Yes, because by the time you have kids, all of Antarctica will have just melted away.

#17 - devout feminist (05/16/2014) [+] (5 replies)
The ice caps melting is cyclic, get over it.
User avatar #8 - superpats (05/16/2014) [-]
Just making sure everyone's aware, there IS landmass at the south pole. it not ALL ice.
I know most of you probably know this but there's always that one or 60 dumbass.
User avatar #2 - willindor (05/15/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Having it melt entirely might make it more easy to dig for dinosaur fossils.
#53 - devout feminist (05/16/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Uh-oh, the people who like to cover their ears and refuse to take on any responsibility are showing.
"LEL global warmin happuns all de time in de worlds histury"
You're absolutely correct, BUT you're a fucking retard for not understanding that right now, people are speeding it up severely, and there is so much fucking proof of correlation between our CO2 and methane emissions and current climate change that I could just punch you all in the throat for just ignoring it and posting ridiculous sources of obvious biased republican shit heads that try way too hard to disprove everything that affects their lifestyles.
"omg den explain record low temperaturez"
Congratulations, you just proved that you have no fucking idea what you're talking about.

FunnyJunk is so full of retarded kids, it's not even cute.
#7 - devout feminist (05/15/2014) [-]
Even if you were just born and don't have kids until you are 50, Antarctica will still be there by that time
User avatar #70 - languagexplain ONLINE (05/16/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Antarctica isn't made of ice, just covered in it.
#74 to #70 - devout feminist (05/16/2014) [-]
That's why it's a continent and the North Pole isn't
User avatar #45 - usarmyexplain ONLINE (05/16/2014) [-]
The ice caps were not always there, they will not always be there.
User avatar #68 - oglemokk (05/16/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Nothing we can do anymore to save it?
One degree hotter isn't gonna do shit when it's constantly -40 degrees Celsius..
-39? Yup it's gonna melt..

Sure it'll get reduced, and that's it.
OP will die ten times over before the climate gets anywhere close to the temperature you'd need to melt all the ice in Antarctica. Also it has land masses too, not just ice..
#94 - timmywankenobi (05/16/2014) [+] (9 replies)
To all you idiots in the comments say stupid shit like "so what if all the ice in Antarctica melts".   The problem is not the ice melting it's what happens when it does. since many of you seem to be intellectually challenged I'll make it simple for you by giving a example. imagine you have a full pool (this pool is a metaphor for the ocean)  now you also have a slide with a giant chunk of ice on it . now what happens when you quickly melt that huge chunk of ice into the full pool ?   that's right it over flows . now what do we call it when the ocean over flows onto the land ?   that's right flooding,tidal waves etc .  now do you understand why the ice melting is bad for humans ?
To all you idiots in the comments say stupid shit like "so what if all the ice in Antarctica melts". The problem is not the ice melting it's what happens when it does. since many of you seem to be intellectually challenged I'll make it simple for you by giving a example. imagine you have a full pool (this pool is a metaphor for the ocean) now you also have a slide with a giant chunk of ice on it . now what happens when you quickly melt that huge chunk of ice into the full pool ? that's right it over flows . now what do we call it when the ocean over flows onto the land ? that's right flooding,tidal waves etc . now do you understand why the ice melting is bad for humans ?
#37 - devout feminist (05/16/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Yes, pay MORE tax so we can give it to the banks in "Global Warming, Carbon, Breathing Tax". HAHAHAHAAHHAHAHA. Coldest years ever recorded in known history are happening lately. HAHAHAHAHAHA.. Whoops, better change it to Climate-Change, or Spontaneous Polar Vortex, then, some rube will probably believe it.
User avatar #46 to #37 - wellimnotsure (05/16/2014) [-]
I refuse to believe anyone is this stupid
#15 - devout feminist (05/16/2014) [+] (1 reply)
do some research artic ice is increasing not melting
#54 - Jowi (05/16/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Since I live on top of a mountain in South Wales, I'm almost looking forward to the point where polar ice melt causes sea levels to rise.
Not only do I get a nice beach side house, but also I get to watch all of these right-wing morons with their fingers in their ears shouting "la-la-la, climate change is a myth, man doesn't affect the environment" have their smug smiles washed away by cold sea water
#47 - MTVOTER (05/16/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Ok I work in Television News and have some points which I will try my best to summarise.

The American NEWS lies and so does most of the worlds NEWS.
Source: www.youtube.com/results?search_query=out+foxed
www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_WBo4sfmi4

Climate change has been happening ever since we've had a climate.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuj_tlRRQdQ

The key thing that is "causing" Global Warming/Climate change, being Carbon Dioxide, is back to front. Rising temperatures cause Carbon Dioxide to rise and cooling temperatures cause it to drop. We are also in a deficit of Carbon Dioxide which plants love and want more of making them greener www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuj_tlRRQdQ

It's just a few scientists that doubt, there is a scientific consensus! Wrong, there is absolutely no consensus! www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Xnr_Vwi_c

But even if we were wrong about the world warming up wouldn't we have improved our sustainability?
Wrong. Large quantities of land are being used to create biofuels which has resulted in a doubling in the cost of food, an actual need for surviving. Not to mention those who would benefit most from the carbon spewing technologies that we got to benefit from are keeping countries like Africa from developing.

Do the research.
User avatar #73 to #47 - kanadetenshi ONLINE (05/16/2014) [-]
The initial changes in temperature are explained by changes in the Earth’s orbit around the sun, which affects the amount of seasonal sunlight reaching the Earth’s surface. In the case of warming, the lag between temperature and CO2 is explained as follows: as ocean temperatures rise, oceans release CO2 into the atmosphere. In turn, this release amplifies the warming trend, leading to yet more CO2 being released. In other words, increasing CO2 levels become both the cause and effect of further warming. This positive feedback is necessary to trigger the shifts between glacials and interglacials as the effect of orbital changes is too weak to cause such variation. Additional positive feedbacks which play an important role in this process include other greenhouse gases, and changes in ice sheet cover and vegetation patterns.

Ofcourse climate change happens ever since we had a climate, that's not the issue here. The issue is that humans are speeding up the process at a worrying level, usually the planet can sustain the climate change because they remain always at a steady level. When volcanoes erupt, they emit particles into the atmosphere which reflect sunlight, and the planet cools. But when we add more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the planet warms. It's like two people throwing a ball at eachother and everytime adding a little bit more on the ball, eventually the ball becomes to big.

Over 95% of scientists accept that there is manmade climate change happening, that's an overwhelming consensus.

YOU do the research
User avatar #39 - Ragumshnagum (05/16/2014) [+] (2 replies)
If the ice melts, that just means we can build cities there.
#36 - devout feminist (05/16/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Another bird-brained pseudo eco-friendly meme. Antarctic ice is currently at absolute record levels, as this article shows that is only a few days old. Left-wing do-gooders do not hesitate to spread lies just to make a point!

www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/antarctic-sea-ice-at-record-levels/story-e6frg8y6-1226913708208#
User avatar #44 to #36 - usarmyexplain ONLINE (05/16/2014) [-]
I like how you got thumbed down for this, but the most recent antarctic expedition to measure ice "melt" never made it where they were going because of sea ice.
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