Monday, November 2, 2015

The Science is Settled

A recent study conducted by NASA reveals that the mass gains of Antarctic ice sheet are enough to outweigh the increasing losses in the region's diminishing glaciers.


The new data offers previously unrecorded gains in Antarctica, scientists say, but it challenges the conclusions of other reports such as the 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) study. The IPCC's earlier report said that the continent is continuously losing land ice.

Must be a bad report.

However, [lead researcher Jay] Zwally also mentioned that if the 0.27 millimeters per year of sea level rise credited to Antarctica in the IPCC report did not come from the continent, there must be some other factor to sea level rise that is not accounted for.

Well, we now know that the IPCC report cannot be relied upon.  Maybe they measured the sea-level change incorrectly as well.

But trust them – it will all come true in a few decades:

Zwally believes that it will only take a few more decades for the accumulation of ice to reverse in numbers.

Too bad Mother Nature is not fully conforming to the wishes of this settled science.

1 comment:

  1. Look, the science is settled I'm buying land in Canada's great frozen north for future farming and moving away from our low level coasts! says no one.