Greenland’s melting Unstoppable

Greenland Kangerlussuaq

New research shows that the melting of Greenland’s ice will be unstoppable for 30 years. Photo: Scanpix

Even if we turned off all power stations and threw the keys to our car away, we would probably be unable to put a stop to it. No matter how much we turn down the CO2-burner, Greenland will still reach a significant turning point by around 2040, writes Berlingske Tidende.

Subsequently, the melting of the island’s enormous quantities of ice just continue and continue and in principle not stop until most of the ice is gone. It is clear from research that is based on data and model runs from the Danish Meteorological Institute.

Forecast for the ice sheet. -67F. Only ninety-nine degrees below the freezing point.

h/t to Erik


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7 Responses to Greenland’s melting Unstoppable

  1. Jimbo says:

    To me this is just part of a natural cycle.

    “…glaciologists reported at the American Geophysical Union meeting that Greenland ice’s Armageddon has come to an end.” [January 2009]
    American Geophysical Union

    “The temperature and renewal of these waters indicate that they currently cause enhanced submarine melting at the glacier terminus.”
    Straneo et. al.

    “Waters from warmer latitudes — or subtropical waters — are reaching Greenland’s glaciers, driving melting…”
    “…the rate of warming in 1920–1930 was about 50% higher than that in 1995–2005.”
    Petr Chylek et. al.

    “The annual whole ice sheet 1919–32 warming trend is 33% greater in magnitude than the 1994–2007 warming.”
    Jason E. Box et. al.

    “We found that northern hemisphere temperature and Greenland temperature changed synchronously at periods of ~20 years and 40–100 years. This quasi-periodic multi-decadal temperature fluctuation persisted throughout the last millennium, and is likely to continue into the future.”
    Takuro Kobashi et. al.

    “The warmest year in the extended Greenland temperature record is 1941, while the 1930s and 1940s are the warmest decades.”
    B. M. Vinther et. al.

    Click to access vintheretal2006.pdf


  2. Mike Davis says:

    It is hard to imagine that trained researchers forget the history of glacial activity and trust their models. It is either that or they just believe the warming is happening so sit at their computers and use garbage data to get their results.
    More and more it appears the so called researchers are Virtual Researchers stuck in their Make Believe Worlds and they want the rest of humanity to join them!

  3. Latitude says:

    I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no science involved with this at all.
    It’s just trends……

  4. Andy Weiss says:

    As with Antarctica, any slight Arctic warming will probably mean more ice, which will have a negative, not positive feedback.

  5. mitchel44 says:

    Same old song and dance.

    “On July 15, 1992, fifty years to the day later, 74-year-old Brad McManus stood on the ice cap surrounded by the recovered pieces of his late friend Harry Smith’s P-38, as chronicled in the documentary “The Lost Squadron” (see right column), and was flooded with memories of his wartime experience and the lifetime friendships that he held dear to his heart. A new mission was about to begin.

    How do you get a P-38 out of the ice? Simple…melt the ice!

    Well, maybe not as simple as that, seeing how it was 268 feet of ice.”


    So in the 50 years from 1942 to 1992 that area of Greenland accumulated 268 feet of ice.

    A new expedition to the same location could settle whether the Ice Cap is growing or shrinking over the last 20 years pretty easily.

    I’ve got money that says it’s deeper to the wreckage now, than it was in 1992.

    • Latitude says:

      That’s an amazing story, thank you

      You know what they would say, don’t you?
      The trend is 500 ft a century “and if this trend continues”

  6. PhilJourdan says:

    Greenland had a lot less ice 1000 years ago. Vikings do not farm in permafrost. And it recovered and the world did not end.

    As Jimbo said, part of a natural cycle.

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