Ancient Hawaiian Glaciers Reveal Clues to Global Climate Impacts

Gray rubble on the flanks of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii lie in contrast to the red volcanic rock behind them, and were deposited by a glacier that disappeared thousands of years ago. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University) (Click Image for Larger View)

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Boulders deposited by an ancient glacier that once covered the summit of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii have provided more evidence of the extraordinary power and reach of global change, particularly the slowdown of a North Atlantic Ocean current system that could happen again and continues to be a concern to climate scientists.

A new study has found geochemical clues near the summit of Mauna Kea that tell a story of ancient glacier formation, the influence of the most recent ice age, more frequent major storms in Hawaii, and the impact of a distant climatic event that changed much of the world.

The research was published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters by scientists from Oregon State University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, University of British Columbia and U.S. Geological Survey. The work was supported by the National Science Foundation.

Peter Clark, a professor of geosciences at Oregon State University, stands in a field of glacial debris on the mountain of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, left there by an ancient glacier. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University)

Mauna Kea had a large glacial ice cap of about 70 square kilometers until 14,500 years ago, which has now all disappeared, said Peter Clark, a professor of geosciences at OSU. Weve been able to use new data to determine specifically when, where and most likely why the glacier existed and then disappeared.

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Interesting Incident at the Honolulu Airport

I just noticed this youtube clip.  I really dislike security guards who act like they are doing their jobs but in reality… they are just being assholes!

The person’s comments are below the clip.

*UPDATE* looks like they have made this clip a private clip now.

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Watch how he try’s to provoke me. He is a moron and is mad that as soon as he said what he did I just said o.k. bye! When he refers to the ladies i was bothering he was right…They said “you need to put your dog in a cage at all times in the airport” I said “no I don’t she is a service dog as her harness CLEARLY states” then she said ” It dosent matter…ALL dogs must be in a cage(yes she said cage) while in the airport” I told her ” your just not that smart but I will give you a pass since it’s 2:00 am and you work for delta…but you really should learn the law and at least know a little something that you are talking about” then she said ” I do know what I am talking about…no animals in the airport unless the are in a cage” I just shook my head at her and said ” I don’t have a cage but if I did I would put you in one” and I walked away. When he refers to seeing dog off leash on video, he is right she was for about 10 seconds as I was changing her harness..on top of that it was 2:00 am and our flight was delayed 3 hours there was supposed to be 150 on board there was on 20. There was no one in the airport at all and no one by us. he had no idea he was being filmed in till the very end.

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