Sunday, November 01, 2015

Another failed prediction.

A question for those who want to put Global Warming Skeptics in prison: How does this effect your certainty that substantial anthropogenic global warming is occurring and will be a threat in the future?

Again, we have growth of ocean ice, growth of Antarctic ice, but loss in one area of the Antarctic.

Isn't the likely explanation that the loss of ice in the West Atlantic ice field is due to local explanations peculiar to that area?

//The research challenges the conclusions of other studies, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2013 report, which says that Antarctica is overall losing land ice.

According to the new analysis of satellite data, the Antarctic ice sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001. That net gain slowed   to 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008.

“We’re essentially in agreement with other studies that show an increase in ice discharge in the Antarctic Peninsula and the Thwaites and Pine Island region of West Antarctica,” said Jay Zwally, a glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study, which was published on Oct. 30 in the Journal of Glaciology. “Our main disagreement is for East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica – there, we see an ice gain that exceeds the losses in the other areas.”  Zwally added that his team “measured small height changes over large areas, as well as the large changes observed over smaller areas.”//

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