Last November, the headlines read “NASA Satellites Detect Unexpected Ice Loss in East Antarctica”
Remarkably, they claimed that ice was disappearing at a rapid rate from an area of East Antarctica (500 km from the coast) – where the temperature never gets anywhere close to the melting point.
In any other field of science, this would have been recognized immediately as – let’s say “ignorant.” Incredibly ignorant.
But not in the world of climate science. It seemed that every AGW proponent from Hansen on down bought into it – even though it obviously wasn’t correct.
It took me about 10 seconds to realize what they had likely done wrong – they didn’t account properly for changes in the elevation of the ground underneath the ice. And finally in September, 2010 they admitted their mistake.
As researcher Bert Vermeersen, a professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, told the AFP, the earlier estimates failed to account for glacial isostatic adjustment—the rebounding of the Earth’s crust after the end of the last Ice Age:
If they can’t get the most fundamental rules of science straight, how can we expect them to get the right answer to complex problems?
Ice does not melt at -25C.