Mark’s Greenland Scam

We are told by experts that Greenland is melting down. This is a spectacular lie, on a par with any of the worst being told by the climate scamsters.

Eighty percent of Greenland’s ice sheet has gained mass over the past year, and the average ice gain is 180 mm.

ScreenHunter_1704 Aug. 06 05.24

Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Budget: DMI

Blue below shows the area of ice gain, red shows ice loss.

ScreenHunter_1714 Aug. 06 06.11

The next graph is the weighted pixel count, showing a huge annual increase in the surface mass budget of Greenland.

ScreenHunter_1715 Aug. 06 07.12

But it is worst than it seems. In a normal year, Greenland gains even more ice on the surface – 400 GT/year.

ScreenHunter_1713 Aug. 06 06.02

This of course does not include glacial discharge. If the net balance including glacial discharge did happen to be negative, that would be an indication of a temporary flow disequilibrium rather than melting. All of the snow which falls on the surface has to eventually return to the sea. The net surface change in mass is strongly positive, which means Greenland is not melting down – quite the opposite.

We have watched the Greenland Summit Camp get buried in snow year after year, and have to be constantly dug out and raised.

In 1942, this aircraft went down over Greenland, and was dug out of 79 meters of ice fifty years later. The ice accumulated 1.6 meters per year.

ScreenHunter_1709 Aug. 06 05.46

The Greenland meltdown scam is just one more attempt to defraud the public by politicians and scientists seeking money and power.

Advertisements

About stevengoddard

Just having fun
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

13 Responses to Mark’s Greenland Scam

  1. philjourdan says:

    But it is rotten ice.

  2. Steve Case says:

    But the GRACE studies
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/Grace/news/grace20121129.html#.U-IQUfldXUU
    say that Ice Sheet Loss at Both Poles is Increasing.

    And the GRACE studies are no doubt run by honorable people just like the ARGO buoys and the Sea Level Research Group at Colorado University.

    • Grace would also take account of glacial discharge. But as I mentioned, if true that would indicate a temporary flow disequilibrium and has nothing to do with ice melting.

    • Curt says:

      And the altimeter studies, using the same satellites that purport to know sea level rise to a fraction of a millimeter per year, say that there is ice sheet gain at both poles. (Sorry, have to rush off to work now, no time to find links.)

    • Dmh says:

      Ice Sheet Loss at the SP with repeated record positive ice extent anomalies? Who can believe that?

  3. drtim12 says:

    Darn, I was hoping to be able to see more of the P-38 squadron exposed so that we could get them rebuilt by now. The GlobalWarmersers promised us. Wrong again, they are getting deeper.

  4. Joseph Kool says:

    I saw the documentary a couple years ago. They had a hell of a time digging that plane out of the ice.

  5. Dave1billion says:

    Not to be a nay-sayer here, but it would be more accurate to note that the complete picture will be available on August 31 when the measuring year is complete.

    Looking at these images it’s hard to believe that August melting could come close to a net mass loss, but it seems that a more obvious disclaimer is merited.

  6. My curiosity about the plane and others like it on ice sheets is whether they could have also possibly sank for some likely short distance, of their own weight….. ice being just a tad fluid-like instead of being immovable concrete-ish.

    • _Jim says:

      Over the full surface area of the wings and fuselage? One wonders if there is sufficient downward ‘pressure’ given that scenario.

      The short answer: The temperature range in which creep deformation may occur differs in various materials. For example, tungsten requires a temperature in the thousands of degrees before creep deformation can occur, while ice will creep at temperatures near 0 °C (32 °F).

      The long answer would seem to lie in the realm of “The Rheology of ice – at low stress and elevated confining pressure”

      CREEP DEFORMATION OF ICE
      http://lunar.earth.northwestern.edu/courses/450/weertman.creep83.pdf

      .

  7. B says:

    I have long used Glacier Girl and the other planes with it to debunk the idea that Greenland is suffering from global warming. The other planes are still there. When they reappear on the surface from melting (rather than flowing out to sea) I’ll start being concerned about greenland ice. Even then it’s not much of a concern for it would just mean greenland would be at 1940s ice levels, which should be safe enough.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s