The Hidden World Beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet | John Priscu | TEDxBozeman

  • Опубликовано: 27 май 2013
  • Following more than a decade of international and national planning and an intense week of on-ice weather delays, Priscu led the field team successfully drilled through the overlying ice sheet and sampled directly the waters and sediments of a lake hidden beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. The groundbreaking exploration of Antarctica's subglacial environment marks the beginning of a new era in polar science, opening the window for future interdisciplinary scientific investigations of one of Earth's last unexplored frontiers.

Комментарии • 809

  • Ted Kassiotis
    Ted Kassiotis 2 дня назад

    The earth has had no polar ice caps for most of its existence. We are coming out of an ice age from 18000 years ago and warming....though the planet is still colder than normal with much lower CO2 levels at 400 PPM (plants thrive at over 1,000 PPM and die

  • Richard Fitzgerald
    Richard Fitzgerald 4 дня назад

    Probably a reason that life is under a gigantic block of ice !

  • Bass Fishing with the Antichrist
    Bass Fishing with the Antichrist 4 дня назад

    When did it become TROLLx Talks.

  • Sarah Khalid
    Sarah Khalid 13 дней назад

    omg wow what just stumbled into my life

  • Zombiestain
    Zombiestain 14 дней назад

    Can someone tell me the intro song?

  • Paulina Cova
    Paulina Cova 15 дней назад

    My cousin is in the military he said under the Antarctic ice is an immense ancient fortress/kingdom. Predating any other documented civilization. The structures resemble ancient Egyptian artitecture. He says all the world leaders, even the pope, that are visiting Antarctica are going underground and being taken on tours to view it. Military personnel call it mission Atlantis.

  • oo oo
    oo oo 20 дней назад

    every TED talk mentions catastrophic AOC-level world-ending global warming

  • Martyn Devlin
    Martyn Devlin 21 день назад

    The temperature never goes above freezing but the ice is melting??

  • quartytypo
    quartytypo 23 дня назад

    Been there. Done that.

  • TJ's Journey through time and health
    TJ's Journey through time and health 28 дней назад

    look at this cool stuff we pretended to do. give usbmore money so we can pretend to do more things!

  • mark d
    mark d Месяц назад


  • B-Man's Bunnies
    B-Man's Bunnies Месяц назад

    Ironic that Antarctica's average temperature is negative 50 degrees but somehow it's still melting

  • Paragon Of virtue
    Paragon Of virtue Месяц назад

    Unsubscribed .

  • John von Shepard
    John von Shepard Месяц назад

    Boooooooooo where the picture?!

  • Dalton Duncan
    Dalton Duncan Месяц назад

    If you were on a planet looking at our star from another system, and you were viewing it from the South Pole perspective and estimating the temperature from the temperature at the South Pole you would infer our planet was an uninhabitable ball of ice.

  • Patrick Kesler
    Patrick Kesler Месяц назад

    R.J. MacReady has already discovered life on Antarctica and it killed everyone.

  • Spam Sandwich
    Spam Sandwich Месяц назад

    45 second intro sucked

  • money is freedom
    money is freedom Месяц назад

    I remember i was told that life would live under our oceans if the earth froze. So i am sure there is life under neath the ice of Antarctica. I am sure fresh water like no other. Its has to be rich becuase the human creation that ruins all it come in contact with

  • Grandma's Bowl of Nuts
    Grandma's Bowl of Nuts Месяц назад

    "When I say we traveled over the tundra, drilled, froze, camped, froze again, I mean my students. I flew in on the last day from my hotel for a photo op"

  • Derek arsenault
    Derek arsenault Месяц назад

    the average temperature is minus 50 and its all made of ice .... and its melting ... glazed over that one someone explain that to me please 70 percent of the fresh water can raise sea lever 200 feet i don't know the math but looking at the ocean its pretty big sounds like bs to me

  • Image lush
    Image lush Месяц назад

    We “know” how do we “know” we GUESS. Wow... science

  • Brian Andrus
    Brian Andrus Месяц назад

    By the way I am available to speak at Ted talk on any subject. Call me

  • J.Bjelan
    J.Bjelan Месяц назад

    Water so prestine it will cure cancer

  • Neutrino triangle
    Neutrino triangle Месяц назад

    I'm in denial !

  • xoxoxobrinnyxoxo
    xoxoxobrinnyxoxo Месяц назад

    Rockets.....there engines my dude

  • Sibyl Saint
    Sibyl Saint Месяц назад

    This guy's hilarious, m'kay? He keeps saying m'kay, like a child psychologist, m'kay?

  • carla Macht
    carla Macht Месяц назад

    This is not new. 60 years ago the lake was discovered. 91 new volcanoes which are becoming more active causing steam chutes ...Old Faithful. Just more lies. Gheeez.

  • Ghalaghor McAllistor
    Ghalaghor McAllistor Месяц назад

    One word: A'tuin

  • Michael Stoltz
    Michael Stoltz Месяц назад

    What a waste of money.

  • David Hunter
    David Hunter Месяц назад

    the ice is melting and it you don't think it is you are in "denial" - we know what he means don't we - if you don't accept that is melting you are a climate denier - problem is, that is is not melting. So you go to antarctica and dug a hole - what a hero. Then he comes back and says the ice isn't cold enough - I wonder if he realises that ice is frozen water? Ice will not melt below zero deg C at sea level - so if the average temp if whatever he said it was below zero, how does it melt?

  • Gerard Umbert
    Gerard Umbert Месяц назад

    okay okay okay... how annoying can he get?

  • bullsquid42
    bullsquid42 Месяц назад

    It's always a little confusing to me when it comes to alien life all these super rational, sceptical scientists start to sound so sure ...
    "There MUST be life there!"
    No, there really doesn't. There could be, but it's pure speculation

  • Jim Carpenter
    Jim Carpenter Месяц назад


  • Mike M
    Mike M Месяц назад

    Let me get this straight. It averages -50 but it's melting? I call BS on him.

    TRIBBSTER2015 Месяц назад

    I like how HEATED this video's comment section is. The fun part about science is that it doesn't matter whether you believe in it or not, its still true. Global warming exists and this guy kind of looks like Bryan Cranston during his filming of Malcom in the Middle. I didn't like this Ted talk as much as past ones I've seen.

  • Mark Stouffer
    Mark Stouffer 2 месяца назад +1

    NASA said in 2015 that Antarctic ice mass was growing. Does that mean NASA is "in denial" according to this believer?

  • Destrudo Alexandros
    Destrudo Alexandros 2 месяца назад

    So moutch safir

  • Destrudo Alexandros
    Destrudo Alexandros 2 месяца назад

    What is. 1%

  • joe901 hawkbit
    joe901 hawkbit 2 месяца назад

    recheck your ´facts` honey

  • ZaQ BaQ
    ZaQ BaQ 2 месяца назад

    People like this guy are the only reason our species advances, educated explorers, people with a passion, curiosity and drive!
    The comments in here make me feel embarrassed to be human, get outside, you can only have whacked out views like this if you never leave your couch. All you nuts riding the coat-tails of our scientists for existence and bashing them? Stop with all the money talk too fellas, currency is what it is, just numbers, the USA debt is laughable.

    • Mike M
      Mike M Месяц назад

      Sure and he thinks ice melts at -50....

  • hopeless fountain kingdom
    hopeless fountain kingdom 2 месяца назад


    • Mike M
      Mike M Месяц назад

      They didn't sleep for 3 weeks straight. BS

  • Jethro Peters
    Jethro Peters 2 месяца назад

    Is this about him? Or about what's underneath the ice. Typical narcissist... but then: its often those types that get stuff done

    • Jethro Peters
      Jethro Peters Месяц назад

      +Mike M u'll only build more walls around yourself

    • Mike M
      Mike M Месяц назад

      Take the money he is wasting and build the wall.

    • Jethro Peters
      Jethro Peters 2 месяца назад

      +hopeless fountain kingdom ok! That sounds like a mysterious type. I am European, but i think i heard of the Q movement. I follow the news around trump every day, since about 2 years. I have seen theories yes.
      So u know who Q is? I would not be to carefull to share things about that online. I am a believer of truth, out in the open. The dark web is something i dont trust, cause u can never recapure or really touch the nature of the force it comes from. Makes it easy to be manipulated and can give idea's that u dont know the roots of.
      But that is a totally different thing then -at the same time - also believing we are being lied to by others to keep things from changing or power to be shifted.

    • hopeless fountain kingdom
      hopeless fountain kingdom 2 месяца назад

      +Jethro Peters he is a famous physic no one knows who he is but I do and cannot share this information on the internet because the government will shut down my account but he has predicted so many things that we're actually fulfilled like the shooting in las Vegas and the school shootings in February of this year he predicted all of that stuffthere is also a website but it is on the dark web and very hard to access

    • Jethro Peters
      Jethro Peters 2 месяца назад

      +hopeless fountain kingdom no, i dont. Bit i feel like u are about to tell me ;)

    FASTESTMAN ON3LEGS 2 месяца назад

    serious question: Do they let just anyone speak at these Ted talks!?!? I thought these had to be serious, legitimate and credentialed speakers

    • hopeless fountain kingdom
      hopeless fountain kingdom 2 месяца назад


  • Satish Bharihoke
    Satish Bharihoke 2 месяца назад

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  • Matthew Salmon
    Matthew Salmon 2 месяца назад

    Dude did 46 hrs and has no photo's of himself in the great expedition 🤔.

  • Ashley Marie
    Ashley Marie 2 месяца назад

    All the Pieces of the Puzzle were connected at one time.

  • jacoby841
    jacoby841 2 месяца назад +1

    Did he just say the average temp is -50 and the ice is melting .

    • Mike M
      Mike M Месяц назад +1

      Glad you noticed that too. He is self-promoting for more funding I guess. Claims he worked for 3 weeks 24 - 7. BS alert.

  • jacoby841
    jacoby841 2 месяца назад

    Ocean raising 200 feet ; lost it

  • Asphalt - Cowboy94
    Asphalt - Cowboy94 2 месяца назад

    Hate this dude... YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL!!!

  • jasony7
    jasony7 2 месяца назад

    skip to 8:58

  • Peter Jerde
    Peter Jerde 2 месяца назад

    It drives me nuts that the people who know the most ABOUT antarctica can't PRONOUNCE the dang name of the place.

    • Mike M
      Mike M Месяц назад

      Sort of like the nuclear engineers that think there is a "Q" in nuclear.

  • DD826
    DD826 2 месяца назад

    I was asked to go to Antarctica in 1971, but they would not tell me why? Why not? That told me all I needed to know.

  • Robel Tekle
    Robel Tekle 2 месяца назад +1

    They are not afraid of telling lies. They dont know for sure whether there is water in the outer space or not and yet he says there is 10 times more water in the outer space than on earth. Always lies after lies without regard....

  • Robert Shrewsbury
    Robert Shrewsbury 2 месяца назад

    Robert Shrewsbury Nov. 29, 2018

    Intelligent Life on/in Other Worlds?

    One can wonder if there is intelligent and or human type life on
    other planets and moons in our solar system and beyond. According to
    ancient beliefs (Hebrew, Egyptian Toltec/Mayan and others) there IS
    human type life on other planets in our own solar system, yet we are
    told from/by our governments that there is no intelligent/human type
    life anywhere in our solar system other than on Earth.
    Space exploration of these other planets, as far as we know, has been
    things as using telescopes, photos of surfaces and samples of dirt
    and rocks taken from space probe landings.

    The Zohar is volumes of books passed down from ancient times and
    it is composed of Rabbinical comments on the Torah for over or about
    two thousand years. I have a complete set of these books, in English
    and Hebrew, it does talk about people from other worlds a lot. I
    think that "We" have now explored outer space more than we
    have explored the depths of the sea and still know too little of our
    own world.

    One problem I think, is that our evaluations, criterions and
    beliefs dominate our research and conclusions far too much and it
    interferes with our broad perspective and deep penetration into other
    diverse and unusual and unknown possibilities. On the other hand, a
    primary dominating factor is that our government and governments of
    other countries have a lot of scientific information guarded under
    the auspice or guise of National Security. Whereas they think that
    this is necessary and some of it is I am sure, however it also blocks
    individual discovery of deeper further understanding and knowledge
    and at the same time, too much knowledge is not safe in the hands of
    socially undeveloped or criminal people.

    According to my private and personal research, there is
    intelligent human type life on/in other worlds in our solar system
    and beyond, but they are not readily visible to us. Our Earth has
    surface-visible-life on it and in its waters and that is very visible
    to all that can see. There may be some spectrums that we don't
    normally see, that are also inhabited.

    Here are some questions I am asking others, "Is it possible
    that technologically advanced peoples can: live underground with
    their own oxygen, water, vegetation/food; fly from place to place and
    planet to planet; do this quietly under our visible-scan abilities?"
    Could some "science fiction" be real, and they have
    cloaking devices, signal disruptors, etc.?"

    Our Nuclear-Submarines are underwater much of the time and they
    are self-contained. We have only had this self-contained-city
    technology for a relatively short time, so then what about
    technologically very advanced peoples, that have been around for
    millennia but do not openly interacting with us?

    Cloaking devices are not "just a theory" anymore! Three
    dimensional holograms are not a theory anymore either and think of
    all of the technology that is classified that we know little to
    nothing about? Perhaps our irregular UFO situation is part of the
    "classified information", with a purpose? Are sightings
    over the centuries just the equivalent of noting someone else's
    cars, trucks, hauling vehicles, ocean tankers?

    The Christian Bible refers to people that live in-the-earth
    and to people that live-on-the earth and there are many
    other references of this from other ancient texts. Do you think our
    famous Admiral, Admiral Byrd, was mentally ill when he
    said he had talked to and visited with advanced people living IN
    the earth?

    If we were born in an underground city and lived there all of our
    life, with others like us, (as common place) and came out to the
    surface, we might think that these surface dwellers are nuts to live
    in such a dangerous place with such harsh and capricious weather
    conditions. Of course, already there are currently many modern
    underground facilities in the earth now, but it
    is not talked about a lot. Some older, (ancient) even exotic forms
    have been found around the world, as India. Interestingly, Cemetery
    areas from underground cities are also coming to light. We have
    cemeteries normally outside our cities and apparently, so do they.

    I think that the ancients were correct when they said people live
    on and in not just the Earth, but other planet/worlds
    like Mars, Venus, Saturn, Moon and etc. However, I think on the other
    planets of our Solar System, they chose to live under the surface of
    these planets, in advanced, fashioned cities there.

    What I have researched on this subject matter (other worlds) would
    easily fill a book or several books, but I am not going into this
    here and now. Maybe it would make for good fiction in the eyes of
    most people? I think that a goodly amount of fiction writers weave in
    a lot of facts, possibilities and truths, but get away with it this
    way. Actually, I also think that many fiction-writers are
    responsible for the comprehension of a lot of possibilities and have
    seeded these thoughts into the Earth people's consciousness and
    therefore have influenced a lot of research, science and
    developments of a lot of technology that we now use. Much of
    "Star-Trek" has become a reality now!

    In short, on our own and other planets, we need to look in
    the planets and not so much on the surface of planets.
    Probably also, some of the guesses of what conditions are on the
    surfaces of those planets are different than expected.

  • Christian 77
    Christian 77 3 месяца назад

    There is much much more information they are not going into. Whistle blowers have said advance ET species lives in a deep underground base, they have been there for millions of years.

  • IPushHard
    IPushHard 3 месяца назад +1

    Antarctica "shouldn't be shown as a white block" ???.
    Its ice. Ice is white.
    Maybe we should have photo's colored green before they are released.
    You tell me. dont bother. I dont care.

  • Clovenwizard
    Clovenwizard 3 месяца назад

    A child’s question?.. Does water in a glass rise when the ice melts?

  • Adam Bagwell
    Adam Bagwell 3 месяца назад

    Seems like a huge waste of time and money. He spent 30 years trying to prove that there are lakes under two and a half miles of ice on the coldest place on Earth where no one wants to live.

  • Driving Guy Idaho
    Driving Guy Idaho 3 месяца назад

    Why do i feel like they're trying really really hard to destroy God?

  • Driving Guy Idaho
    Driving Guy Idaho 3 месяца назад

    "There should be life there" what a bold statement. Why? Well, the oceans are big and old so there must be life. Wow! Pretty good scientific logic. Lets spend billions to prove it.

  • nixonsmateruby1
    nixonsmateruby1 3 месяца назад

    sell ice cubes.

  • Kaitlyn Roser
    Kaitlyn Roser 3 месяца назад

    Well Italy is now under water....

  • flakes
    flakes 3 месяца назад

    I've never heard someone so passionate about Antarctica

  • Brethren of Yeshua
    Brethren of Yeshua 3 месяца назад

    Antarctica's ice has been growing every winter lately. The Arctic is melting though.

  • Willi Otto
    Willi Otto 3 месяца назад

    since BTC is low now is better I continue earning BTC with the help of Vosk Coin miners,they are actually fast as I heard and confirmed.

  • Dan Coulson
    Dan Coulson 3 месяца назад

    This guy has too much free time, and too much in government grants, to be taken seriously
    Pull the plug on his idiotic program global warming is just a government scam for a new TAX
    Many non governmental funded scientists Totally debunk fake science

    • max5250
      max5250 2 месяца назад

      Fake science?!
      Wow, bold claim published with device made by 'fake science', using technology also made by 'fake science'....

  • daniel waisanen
    daniel waisanen 3 месяца назад

    I think there is alot more there then there talking about.

  • CJWarlock
    CJWarlock 3 месяца назад

    Interesting. Only as for me, there were too few interesting facts about the organisms found there and no saying where to find them later online.

  • Lonita Dalton
    Lonita Dalton 3 месяца назад

    Amazing Antarctica!

  • Blayne Miller
    Blayne Miller 3 месяца назад


  • Faith Hope Grace
    Faith Hope Grace 3 месяца назад

    It looks like one of major threat of Antarctica is much of scientists & environmentalists who are destroying environment of Antarctica. Why don't you leave her alone.

  • Zayik Gaming
    Zayik Gaming 3 месяца назад +1

    FREE GODZILLA!!! HE'S FROZEN DEEP IN ANTARCTICA! He'll save this planet from nuclear warfare by absorbing all the left over radiation

  • shmikes 45
    shmikes 45 3 месяца назад +3

    McDonalds certainly aren't helping , the amount of ice they use in the drinks is criminal .

  • Freedom Storm
    Freedom Storm 3 месяца назад

    I have it on good authority that Antarctica is below the ice sheet.

  • Murray Elliott
    Murray Elliott 3 месяца назад

    Why don't TED videos include the graphics within the screen? Who gives a tuppeney toss what the speaker looks like as long as you can hear him, show us the maps!!!!

  • david webb
    david webb 3 месяца назад

    Just had to start this out with an image of Saturn didn’t you👹

  • Brian McNellis
    Brian McNellis 3 месяца назад +1

    When glaciers covered North America, the ocean levels dropped because the water was displaced over the land and land which is now beneath sea level was above sea level

  • Daniel Momcilovic
    Daniel Momcilovic 3 месяца назад

    Ok, ok, ok, at the end of every sentence, very tiring

  • Mike Bird
    Mike Bird 3 месяца назад

    Those pictures he was showing looked like he got them off of Google images or something, didn't seem legit at all.

  • Jim Baker
    Jim Baker 3 месяца назад

    maybe he could pave some of antarctica -start something big

  • Tessa Violet Jamir
    Tessa Violet Jamir 3 месяца назад


  • Saul Santos
    Saul Santos 3 месяца назад

    I smell that oil companies fund this. Tapping into oil in Antarctica would be very profitable

  • carrick maile
    carrick maile 3 месяца назад

    Reading through the comments and there's nothing about the exciting news about lakes and life in these lakes. Why on earth are you all so horrible? Valuable content is put on the Internet and you choose not to discus and critique but just poke holes without thinking.

    Truth OF CONSEQUENCES 3 месяца назад

    Thank you...... so what's really at Antarctica / Atlantis?... He has a whole lot more to.... say.. IAM POSITIVE OF THAT...... EXCELLENT WORK

  • Chris Stanley
    Chris Stanley 3 месяца назад


  • Avi
    Avi 3 месяца назад

    This guy actually stole the Idea and findings of his juniors..
    He really didnt discovered anything..
    He is just a speaker on behalf of Govt. and NASA

  • Leo, Januszewski
    Leo, Januszewski 3 месяца назад

    Antarctica needs drilling & fracking on a colossal scale.

    • phuc ewe
      phuc ewe 3 месяца назад +1

      Yes. And I need to buy stock in the company that does it.

  • Rekthief
    Rekthief 3 месяца назад

    Plant a million trees a year = reverse global warming

    • phuc ewe
      phuc ewe 3 месяца назад

      Okay, we'll get right on it.

  • Naturally Fit Living
    Naturally Fit Living 3 месяца назад


  • mosssider
    mosssider 4 месяца назад

    I'm surprised he got his head out of his crotch long enough to change the slides.

  • DJay Jarvis
    DJay Jarvis 4 месяца назад

    The ice they drilled into is like the firmament to the living things that have lived in that environment for millions of years... ?

  • Chris Wylie
    Chris Wylie 4 месяца назад

    No matter how intelligent or one ever pronounces thw damn C in Anarctica.

  • Nicholas Maude
    Nicholas Maude 4 месяца назад

    It's Antarctica NOT Anardica.

  • Jonathan Pereira
    Jonathan Pereira 4 месяца назад +1

    The earth is flat circle with a firmament (dome) and Ice on the edge that is Antarctica.

    • phuc ewe
      phuc ewe 3 месяца назад +1

      that makes perfect sense to me.

  • MarcnLinda Rivera
    MarcnLinda Rivera 4 месяца назад

    The lakes will be turned to lakes of fire

  • sanjay bhandari
    sanjay bhandari 4 месяца назад

    Dont dig it to make more discoveries man, if there is life below the surface, just let it be and let it live..we know scientists are curious bunch and well i am too...but if at all this has to be done...please be 110% sure that it does not have bad future implications.

  • Stewart Nicol
    Stewart Nicol 4 месяца назад

    Lost me less than 59 seconds in. I know Americans pronounce things differently buy...Who is Ann Arctica? The continent is spelt AnTarctica, what is so difficult about pronouncing both Ts?

  • Old Man Neal
    Old Man Neal 4 месяца назад

    ok? ok? ok?

  • Jon Fisher
    Jon Fisher 4 месяца назад

    This is a man who is so in love with………Himself!!!

  • Mariusz Fidzinski
    Mariusz Fidzinski 4 месяца назад

    people are brewing this (false info) for people - my concern is: WHY?