Hottest Week Of The Year On The Greenland Ice Sheet

Temperatures are up to a blistering -23C in the center of the ice sheet, but will soon start cooling as we approach autumn. Look for all kinds of moronic  press releases from NASA about the Greenland meltdown.

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20 Responses to Hottest Week Of The Year On The Greenland Ice Sheet

  1. gallopingcamel says:

    The loss of ice is primarily in the northern hemisphere with a rate of ~300 Giga-tonnes per year. One Giga-tonne of ice is equivalent to one cubic mile. Losing 300 cubic miles of ice per year sounds pretty scary until you put it into context.

    The current global ice inventory is >3,000,000 Giga-tonnes so if the melting continues at the current rate it will take more than 100,000 years to melt. If the Climate Alarmists are right, the rate of melting is “Accelerating” to about 3 times the measured rate. That means that the ice could be gone in 30,000 years.

    The above information was gleaned from the IPCC’s Working Group #1 drafts that will be the basis of the AR5 report due for publication in September 2103.

    Click to access WG1AR5_ZOD_Ch04_All_Final%20cryosphere.pdf

    http://www.gallopingcamel.info/Docs/WG1-Ch4.doc

    Will the IPCC’s “Summary for Policy Makers” next September will reflect what their scientists say?

    • Their numbers are completely bogus.

    • gallopingcamel says:

      Ooops! One Giga-tonne of ice is equivalent to one cubic kilometer of ice. Owing to the lateness of the hour and some Glenfiddich 12 year old malt whisky my text check was sub-standard.

      Moving to a much more interesting topic I prefer the 12 year old Glenfiddich to their 15 and 18 years old malts. I never liked the sherry casks for “Finishing”.

      • Billy Liar says:

        Everyone one makes mistakes with conversions of units. Please to not attempt to send any satellites to Mars.

  2. AndyW says:

    Isn’t that at 10 000 feet altitude though? What about at the edges of the ice sheet? What temps are there? It’s obviously not going to melt from the centre outwards is it? So why make this point?

    Most of Greenland is above freezing

    http://www.wunderground.com/global/GL.html

    Andy

  3. Robertvdl says:

    Some people are happy with ‘Global Warming’

    http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/gistemp_station.py?id=304854690000&data_set=14&num_neighbors=1

    if we can believe the data

    • johnmcguire says:

      I would be happy with some real global warming , or even long term regional warming to a degree or two if it would allow us to again grow a really good newton pippen apple. The newton pippen when propperly grown is probably the worlds best apple with subtle flavors and good characterists that make it one of the best if not the best all around usage apples. But , it is a late apple and in NW Oregon doesn’t finnish until November. 2007 was the last year in which our newtons had the propper weather in which to finnish , since then it has been too cold in November thanks to global cooling. We have since moved on to earlier ripening varieties but I miss the newton.

  4. tckev says:

    It’s nearly that cool at the UK tennis at Wimbledon.
    A glorious summer afternoon, with rain in the air and the temperature dropping to 15 degrees Celsius at the venue. The $125.4 million sliding roof cover of the center court stayed open – apparently it wasn’t cold or wet enough, yet… Maybe they just can’t find the switch.

  5. Traitor In Chief says:

    Surely the Pikas will be migrating like Caribou into this cool cozy new home. That extra half degree in CO is killing them by the thousands.

  6. Brian Johnson uk says:

    ” The $125.4 million sliding roof cover of the center court stayed open – apparently it wasn’t cold or wet enough, yet… Maybe they just can’t find the switch.”

    It is probably connected to a solar or wind power source!

  7. gallopingcamel says:

    BCC asked (July 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm):
    “So are you claiming that the Greenland ice sheet is not losing mass?”

    One more time……even if you believe the IPCC’s estimated rate of melting (~300 giga-tonnes per year in the AR5 WG1 drafts), the melting is insignificant in comparison to the global ice inventory that stands at over 30,000,000 giga-tonnes.

    Here is a question for you. Are you alarmed by the rate of melting, or is it something that can safely be ignored?

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