90% of All Glacier Mass is Growing

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    The East Antarctic Ice Sheet, which is approximately 100 times larger than all the world's glaciers put together - has been growing at a significant rate for some time. This monstrous ice sheet alone covers nearly 5 million square miles and is some two miles thick.

    And while parts of Western Antarctica have warmed, most notably around the Wilkins Ice Shelf- any ice loss in that portion of Antarctica, which accounts for 1/5 of the total area, has been more than compensated by ice growth in the far larger portions of the continent - and that over the last 30 years, the total ice around the massive continent has expanded.

    This is crucial in calming the often ludicrous fears of the GW proponents - Antarctica accounts for 90% of all the earth's ice, and 80% of all of its fresh water. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research indicated this year that in recent decades, the continent had experienced "significant cooling", and that portions of East Antarctica are clearly denser than they have been in the last ten years.

    In short, the world ain't going to hell folks.

    And it wouldn't hurt if it actually got a bit warmer as well...

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    Revealed: Antarctic ice growing, not shrinking | The Australian


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    I dont get it. Why do people insist on starting a thread about climate change when they refuse to know what they are talking about. First of all, we are very much still in a mini ice age. The warming we have experienced over the last 200 years or so, may or may not be due to human green house gasses. But the data clearly would indicate it. There are so many factors to climate change, yet so many people believe that one factor proves their argument. The ocean should be what people talk about when they want to have an intelligent discourse on global warming. Instead of proving that the earth seems to be getting colder (which by the way is another consequence of greenhouse gas emissions). What people refuse to realize is that green house emissions could concievably cause the earth to get colder too. It's happened before when the earth's volcanos' were highly active in spitting out methane and C02; resulting in the "snowball earth" mini ice age about 250 thousand years ago.
     
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    You appear heading down the intellectual road to nowhere.

    That being said, you admit the earth has warmed and cooled long before humankind was kicking it.

    Of course, your global warming can mean cooling..well, why not have your cake and eat it too!

    Your insight actually represents so much of the inherent folly of this belief system called global warming. It has become a church - a leap of faith, designating sinners and saviors, where the role of actual science has been terribly diminished.

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    Voluntary measures, such as bilateral agreements negotiated between the government and private firms and commitments made by firms independent of government pressure, are other instruments used in environmental policy. Another instrument is the implementation of greener public purchasing programs.
     
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    Gore has no comment...
     
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    Nice spin on bullshit. The Antarctic, as a whole, is losing ice. One area may be gaining some, but other areas are losing the ice at a greater rate than that particular area is gaining it.



    Jupiter Kalambakal - AHN News Writer
    Washington DC (AHN) - A National Aeronautics and Space Administration research revealed on Thursday that warmer oceans are causing Antarctica to lose more ice, speeding up the continent's contribution to rising sea levels.

    The findings may affect forecasts of sea level rise caused by global warming especially the amount of ice water that Antarctica would contribute. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007 said oceans will inundate coastal land by 18 to 59 centimeters (7 to 23 inches) by 2100.

    According to Bloomberg, the net loss of ice mass in Antarctica increased to 196 billion metric tons in 2006 from 112 billion metric tons a decade earlier, the NASA said late yesterday in an e-mailed statement.



    NASA: Antarctic Ice Melting Fast, Sea Levels Going Up | AHN
     
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    Sorry, but your weak attempts at detraction have done nothing to dispute the truth - Antarctic ice is growing...
     
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    Maybe aliens are moving the ice from north to south so the planet goes out of balance.:eek::tongue:
     
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    Hi Sinatra:

    I explained why the ice sheets are growing in this post (here), which killed the topic. The globe warms and the ice sheets melt and speed the ocean currents up, but only for a short period. Then the ice sheet ability to add new melted water to the ocean currents 'decreases' and the oceanic circulation cycle slows down, which causes less warm water to reach the poles 'and' the ice sheets begin to grow. Eventually the north and south pole capacity to shed water will increase to a point of equilibrium and the whole cycle will begin again.

    GL,

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