Shock News : Antarctica Melting Faster Than Expected, Earth To Drown

The sea is frozen for 1,600 km away from the coast, but due to some mysterious CO2 related phenomenon – the interior is melting at -119F.

Wed Aug 22, 2007

Antarctic ice thawing faster than predicted

A thaw of Antarctic ice is outpacing predictions by the U.N. climate panel and could in the worst case drive up world sea levels by 2 meters (6 ft) by 2100, a leading expert said on Wednesday.

Millions of people, from Bangladesh to Florida and some Pacific island states, live less than a meter above sea level. Most of the world’s major cities, from Shanghai to Buenos Aires, are by the sea.

Chris Rapley, the outgoing head of the British Antarctic Survey, said there were worrying signs of accelerating flows of ice towards the ocean from both Antarctica and Greenland with little sign of more snow falling inland to compensate.

“The ice is moving faster both in Greenland and in the Antarctic than the glaciologists had believed would happen,” Rapley told Reuters during a climate seminar in Ny Alesund on a Norwegian Arctic island 1,200 km from the North Pole.

“I think the realistic view is that we will be nearer a meter than the 40 cm” in sea level rise by 2100, Raply said. The U.N. climate panel in February gave a likely range of 18 to 59 cm this century, for an average around 40 cm.

Antarctic ice thawing faster than predicted | Reuters

h/t to Marc Morano

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19 Responses to Shock News : Antarctica Melting Faster Than Expected, Earth To Drown

  1. ozspeaksup says:

    boy , should he be retracting and red faced:-)

  2. Andy DC says:

    But even if Antarctica is gaining ice, it is still consistent with a warming planet. Every idiot knows that warm air hold more moisture than cold air, thus more snow and ice. We did not account for that with our crude climate models from 2007, now the models are much more sophisticated about the fact that warming can cause both more and less ice (sarc).

    • Jason Calley says:

      I suggest that henceforth we stop using either “Global Warming” or even “Climate Change.” Considering the mutually exclusive predictions, I propose that the new name be “Quantum Climate Regime.”

  3. NikFromNYC says:

    Ice breaking off frightfully as heavy snow promotes ice flow is now called “melting?” Close enough for government work.

  4. Dr. Killpatient says:

    The end game of global warming is a giant, frozen rock covered in a thick layer of ice orbiting 93,000,000 miles from the sun.

  5. Sundance says:

    Here is a visual rendering of the latest model predictions for what will happen in 2016 if we don’t do something in the next 50 months or we don’t elect Obama. 🙂

  6. Brad says:

    “Skeptics often dismiss such low probabilities as scaremongering.”
    I wonder why?

  7. Sundance says:

    Postmodern science prophets don’t care about low probabilities that continue to get lower either and that is why they hope for human death and disaster throughout their workday in order to convert non-believers of doomsday climatism. You can understand this thinking when you consider that some people with science IQs equivalent to their shoe sizes believed that 2 months of drought in the Southwest USA in 2012 was proof of doomsday climatism’s validity. 🙂

    “J Srinivasan, professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, goes through his work days secretly hoping for a global major climate crisis.”

    http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-10-01/news/34198227_1_climate-change-iisc-carbon-dioxide

  8. Eric Simpson says:

    it will drive up world sea levels by 2 meters by 2100

    Let’s see, where have we heard that type of thing before? We’ve heard it from day one after the global cooling fanatics became warmists. Day after day, month after month, for nearly 40 years, it’s always the same refrain. Just one example:
    “Entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of eco-refugees, threatening political chaos.” -Noel Brown, ex UNEP Director, 1989
    Yes, it never changes, the fear-mongering about sea levels, that the sea is going to rise up and drown us hapless humans hundreds of miles inland. But take a look at the beaches across the world, despite “data” suggesting that there has been some minimal sea rise, visually, there’s nothing. No change. Before and after pictures, going back decades, show the same thing: no rise. None.
    Look at Malibu, where the celebrity mansions have studded the coast for more than half a century. The often avid warmists that occupy these multi-million dollar estates, when they go out in the morning to their decks, just feet from the surf, if old enough, they could attest to the fact that the sea is just exactly where it was decades go, as if they were sitting in the same spot with their cup of jo in 1962. The sea hasn’t gone hundreds of miles inland. Or hundreds of meters, or hundreds of feet, or hundreds of inches, or any inches. It’s just the same as its ever been. When the doomsayers repeat their broken record routine about the sea level, they need to be laughed out of town.

  9. It’s been 5 years since the claim was made. That’s 5% of the prediction so far, which should be equivalent to 5cm of sea level rise since 2007. We are at solar max, no major volcanic eruptions for a few decades, El Nino type conditions in the pacific are still hanging around… So short term sea rise trends should be maxed out right now. How did the prediction of a 5cm rise in sea level since then work out?

  10. Rosco says:

    You’d think they might get out of the way.

  11. ntesdorf says:

    Their increasing desperation is shown in the increasing foolishness of their claims. Their science is now no more than rampant propaganda modeled in the spirit of Joseph Goebbels and with the same poisonous intent.

  12. Ok, so where’s all those global warmers that said no global warming predictions were made about ice lose in the Antarctic? Where the fuck are they! Bunch of spineless cowards!

    But if Arctic ice ever goes lower than this year they will come here and do their rude victory dance and laugh at anyone that doesn’t get alarmed over their global warming pseudo-science!

  13. tckev says:

    All of these scaremongering predictions and projections, of just a few years ago, should be forwarded to your representative in local, state, and national government daily.
    Just to remind them. Remind them daily.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Jay Zwally, who is well known to Steve, says Antarctica gained 49Gt/a of ice from 2003-2008. I suspect this is why no one in the MSM and the climateer fraternity is mentioning Antarctica without first being waterboarded by Big Oil and the Koch Bros (/sarc).

  15. Sparks says:

    South Pole Webcam back online, not much golf today tho.

    http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/obop/spo/livecamera.html

  16. Ray says:

    It’s true, there is nothing we can do to prevent sea level rising by 22 feet by the year 3000!
    http://www.examiner.com/article/new-research-states-no-hope-preventing-sea-level-rise
    Just in case you didn’t know what the sea looked like, there is a helpful video.

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