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Hot Volcanoes Melt Ice Glaciers

by | 21st, January 2008

ice_big.jpg“ANTARCTIC volcanoes identified as a possible culprit in glacier melting,” says the International Herald Tribune.

In an article published Sunday on the Web site of the journal Nature Geoscience, Hugh Corr and David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey report the identification of a layer of volcanic ash and glass shards frozen within an ice sheet in western Antarctica.

“This is the first time we have seen a volcano beneath the ice sheet punch a hole through the ice sheet” in Antarctica, Vaughan said.

So let us get this right: hot volcanoes beneath the cold ice might be melting the cold ice and creating water?

Who says the science is flawed?

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