Liberals would have you believe that the climate change is the reason for the polar ice-caps melting, but NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has found the real reason. NASA is led to believe that there may be a super volcano, similar to the one under Yellowstone Park, underneath Antarctica as well, reports Zero Hedge.
Surprisingly active super volcanos have been recorded in North Korea, Italy and now Antarctica. The massive geothermal heat source that is residing underneath the southernmost continent and may be the reason the ice is breaking up on the surface.
If this theory is accurate, it could put to rest the countless of liberal climate change fanatics who blame man-made climate change as a reason for the melting ice:
“’A geothermal heat source called a mantle plume, a hot stream of subterranean molten rock that rises through the Earth’s crust, may explain the breathing effect visible on Antarctica’s Marie Byrd Land and elsewhere along the massive ice sheet,’ reports Zero hedge.”
Scientists have known about the mantle plume, but recent research indicates that the plume may explain why the ice sheet collapsed in a previous era of rapid change 11,000 years ago, and why the sheet is breaking up quickly now.
“I thought it was crazy. I didn’t see how we could have that amount of heat and still have ice on top of it,” said Hélène Seroussi of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
The warm water generating under the ice caps lubricates the ice sheet from above and allows glaciers to slide off into the sea. Scientists can study the meltwater and estimate how much ice will potentially be lost in the future.
Seroussi and Erik Ivins have created simulations using higher heat flows than 150 milliwatts per square meter which did not align with their space-based readings:
“’Their calculations showed that, in certain sections of the sea, a heat flow of at least 150-180 milliwatts was required to create sufficient meltwater flows that matched with observations. They now believe the mantle plume is responsible for these higher-than-average readings’ Zero Hedge reports.”
The mantle plume theory was initially proposed 30 years ago, but it’s not the only theory. Another theory posits that the sheer weight of the ice sheets causes melting deep below the surface.
Perhaps those global warming fanatics should actually listen to science once in a while, then maybe they might understand what is actually happening with the planet.