Antarctic ice is growing, not melting away

Posted: May 2, 2009 in Global Warming, Uncategorized
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From the article:

Ice is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.

The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale melting of ice over most of Antarctica, although experts are concerned at ice losses on the continent’s western coast.

Antarctica has 90 per cent of the Earth’s ice and 80 per cent of its fresh water, The Australian reports. Extensive melting of Antarctic ice sheets would be required to raise sea levels substantially, and ice is melting in parts of west Antarctica. The destabilisation of the Wilkins ice shelf generated international headlines this month.

However, the picture is very different in east Antarctica, which includes the territory claimed by Australia.

East Antarctica is four times the size of west Antarctica and parts of it are cooling. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research report prepared for last week’s meeting of Antarctic Treaty nations in Washington noted the South Pole had shown “significant cooling in recent decades”.

For the record, STOP LISTENING TO JUST ONE SIDE OF AN ARGUMENT YOU STUPID GLOBAL WARMING FANATIC ASSHOLES…

Now to the point here, we obviously don´t know what is happening to our earth, just look at this article, I suggest we find out what is happening before we make any rash decisions about what to do in the situation.

Dr Allison said there was not any evidence of significant change in the mass of ice shelves in east Antarctica nor any indication that its ice cap was melting. “The only significant calvings in Antarctica have been in the west,” he said. And he cautioned that calvings of the magnitude seen recently in west Antarctica might not be unusual.

“Ice shelves in general have episodic carvings and there can be large icebergs breaking off – I’m talking 100km or 200km long – every 10 or 20 or 50 years.”

Just look at the facts here, if you can´t see what I´m seeing here well then maybe your in need of some glasses becasue it´s clear as day.

We can´t make accurate predictions when we don´t have all the data, it´s just as simple as that.

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WOG out.

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