"Warm Antarctic Caves"...
I simply had to cover this news, because the main stream media very nearly completely ignored it! Doesn't jibe with the agenda...
The caves have not been created due to so called man made global warming aka human forced aka whatever other rubbish meme has been created to push the AGW/Carbon psyop. Rather the caves have been hollowed out by warm steam from active volcanoes under Antarctic ice.
"A secret world of animals and plants-including unknown species-may live in warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers, scientists said Friday.
The caves, hollowed out by steam from active volcanoes, are light and could reach temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit), researchers said, raising the possibility of a whole ecosystem of flora and fauna deep beneath the frozen surface.
A study led by the Australian National University around Mount Erebus, an active volcano on Ross Island in Antarctica, showed extensive cave systems.
Lead researcher Ceridwen Fraser said forensic analyses of soil samples from the caves had revealed intriguing traces of DNA from algae, mosses and small animals.
While most of the DNA was similar to mosses, algae and invertebrates found elsewhere in Antarctica, not all sequences could be fully identified.
"The results from this study give us a tantalising glimpse of what might live beneath the ice in Antarctica -- there might even be new species of animals and plants," she said.
"The next step is to go and have a really good look and see if we can find communities living beneath the ice in Antarctica."
Despite the continent's freezing temperatures, Fraser said heat emanating from the volcanoes could make the caves quite hospitable, warm enough "to wear a t-shirt and be comfortable", with light filtering deep down where the overlying ice was thin.
Little is known about the flora and fauna that live in subglacial caves in Antarctica, and scientists say finding and exploring
Co-researcher Charles Lee, from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, said there were many other volcanoes in Antarctica, so subglacial cave systems could be common.
"We don't yet know just how many cave systems exist around Antarctica's volcanoes, or how interconnected these subglacial environments might be," he said.
And yet the bandwagon scientists and media always know, with certainty that everything is caused by man. Bad man. You must suffer. (agenda pushing, not science)
"They're really difficult to identify, get to and explore."
The research, published in international journal Polar Biology, said there were more than 15 volcanoes in Antarctica that were either known to be currently active or show evidence of recent activity, with new ones continuing to be found.
But despite recent advances in understanding Antarctic biodiversity, scientists still know "little about life in the continent's subglacial cave systems, which may harbour diverse and complex communities".
If you've followed along with the many fake claims that attempt to reinforce the AGW/ man made/human forced global warming psyop you may recall that thinning Antarctic ice was, via computer models, blamed on AGW. Though the Guardian and other news outlets were forced to admit all the climate modelling was wrong. Yet, again.
Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming?
The winter ice around the southern continent has been growing relatively constantly since records began in 1979.The US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC), which monitors sea ice using satellite data, said this week that the year's maximum was 1.54m sq km (595,000 sq miles) above the 1981-2010 average. The past three winters have all produced record levels of ice.
One would have to ask what information was entered to create the failed climate modeling? Based on past measurements, since 1979,Antarctica has consistently gained ice mass.
|The growth of Antarctic sea ice has been observed since satellite records began in 1979. The past three years have all been record highs
The discovery of 91 previously unknown volcanoes underneath antarctica's ice
Quick find a way to blame bad mankind for the existence of 91 volcanoes under the ice!
Maybe they can computer model something for the media to report?
University of Edinburgh researchers on Monday announced the discovery of 91 previously unknown volcanoes under west Antarctica.
"It could be bad news," de Vries said. "But in a way it's good. The volcanoes would still have been there. Now we know the volcanoes are there."
That we know at all is thanks in part to a chance discovery by an undergraduate student: de Vries, who at age 20 is still a year away from attaining his geology degree from the Scottish university.
For a class in his freshman year, he was looking through public data collected over several decades, which revealed what little is known about the landscape beneath kilometers of ice that cover much of western Antarctica. "I started discovering these cones," he said.
"Student's idea leads to Antarctic volcano discovery," as the University of Edinburgh put it in Monday's announcement.
"We were amazed," Bingham told the Guardian. "We had not expected to find anything like that number. ... I think it is very likely this region will turn out to be the densest region of volcanoes in the world."
A few dozen Antarctic volcanoes had already been discovered by explorers, such as Mount Erebus, which holds a lake of glowing lava on an island off the coast. But looking through decades' worth of data from ice-penetrating radar, seismic studies and other modern methods of exploration, the Edinburgh team gleaned the shapes of nearly 200 cones.
Some of these they ruled out from their study, because satellite photos showed no corresponding deformation on the ice above the cones. Another 50 or so cones poked above the surface of the ice and exactly matched the locations of previously discovered volcanoes. The other 91 cones, the team concluded, were true volcanoes that had never seen the light of day.
"Underneath an ice sheet is an environment you wouldn't usually expect a cone to be," de Vries said. "They tend to erode into ridges or valleys."
Covering this subject makes very, very clear to me that we very little understanding of our complex planet and it's many, many intricacies.
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