Zwally’s team calculated that the mass gain from the thickening of East Antarctica remained steady from 1992 to 2008 at 200 billion tons per year, while the ice losses from the coastal regions of West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula increased by 65 billion tons per year.
“The good news is that Antarctica is not currently contributing to sea level rise, but is taking 0.23 millimeters per year away,” Zwally said. “But this is also bad news. If the 0.27 millimeters per year of sea level rise attributed to Antarctica in the IPCC report is not really coming from Antarctica, there must be some other contribution to sea level rise that is not accounted for.”
Utter nonsense. Scientists know exactly what is causing sea level rise. Groundwater mining.
Global groundwater depletion leads to sea level rise
Large-scale extraction of groundwater for irrigation of crops leads to a sea level rise of 0.8 mm per year, which is about one fourth of the current rate of sea level rise of 3.1 mm per year. This conclusion follows from a study by hydrologists from Utrecht University and the research institute Deltares. A paper about this study is currently in press with Geophysical Research Letters.
Almost half of the NOAA reported sea level rise is due to groundwater mining.
absolute global sea level rise is believed to be 1.7-1.8 millimeters/year.
Actual sea level rise is less than 1 mm/year. Sea level is one of the biggest criminal ventures in this scam. Even the most flagrant alarmists say their WAIS collapse theory won’t happen for at least 200 years.
So where do scientists come up with claims like two meters of sea level rise this century? They are simply lying. There is zero scientific basis for their claims. They are criminals, not scientists.