New NASA study shows the earth is cooling

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    Well, no, NASA is not saying 'The Earth is cooling'.
    The gist of the article is in the first sentence:
    "A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers."
    That is, snowfall from long ago is driving the increase in some areas, but if you keep reading, you'll find:
    “If the losses of the Antarctic Peninsula and parts of West Antarctica continue to increase at the same rate they’ve been increasing for the last two decades, the losses will catch up with the long-term gain in East Antarctica in 20 or 30 years -- I don’t think there will be enough snowfall increase to offset these losses.”
     
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    A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.



    The research challenges the conclusions of other studies, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2013 report, which says that Antarctica is overall losing land ice.



    According to the new analysis of satellite data, the Antarctic ice sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001. That net gain slowed to 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008.



    “We’re essentially in agreement with other studies that show an increase in ice discharge in the Antarctic Peninsula and the Thwaites and Pine Island region of West Antarctica,” said Jay Zwally, a glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study, which was published on Oct. 30 in the Journal of Glaciology. “Our main disagreement is for East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica – there, we see an ice gain that exceeds the losses in the other areas.” Zwally added that his team “measured small height changes over large areas, as well as the large changes observed over smaller areas.”



    Scientists calculate how much the ice sheet is growing or shrinking from the changes in surface height that are measured by the satellite altimeters. In locations where the amount of new snowfall accumulating on an ice sheet is not equal to the ice flow downward and outward to the ocean, the surface height changes and the ice-sheet mass grows or shrinks.



    But it might only take a few decades for Antarctica’s growth to reverse, according to Zwally. “If the losses of the Antarctic Peninsula and parts of West Antarctica continue to increase at the same rate they’ve been increasing for the last two decades, the losses will catch up with the long-term gain in East Antarctica in 20 or 30 years -- I don’t think there will be enough snowfall increase to offset these losses.”

    NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

    First, that is one study, there are other studies that contradict this, including the data from the GRACE satellites. Second, just how the fuck do you get the Earth cooling out of that study? Third, what the fuck do you mean, hiding the information? This paper was published two years ago and extensively discussed on this very board.
     
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    More snowfall ;) This certainly doesn't have anything about global anything.

    Of course, you have to lie.
     
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    actally this post/thread was citing this "one" study to show there was contradicting evidence to global warming including those you are citing, your claim would be more accurate if ti read..."this study contradicts those other studies including the data from the GRACE satellites"

    I imagine that comes from all the just as ridiculous claims that melting ice in Antarctica is proof of global warming, a logically thinking person would draw such a conclusion if they were drawing their conclusions based on the same guidelines of what "more or less" antarctic ice proves.

    which is proof that this is correct
     
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    A warming of the air over Antarctica would result in more snow inland as the warmer air, still below freezing, could carry more water vapor. That, of course, would be temporary as the warming would also involve a warmer ocean, and more melting of the ice shelves.
     
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    but what is the proof this is the case? [I'm not claiming one way or the other what is happening here, just want the controlling authority guidelines for what constitutes proof[ and as far as my post is concerned I was pointing out that the OP's post was both accurate and honest even if it may not be right, which is the same "global warmests" do]
     
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    Old Cock doesn’t need proof. He believes !!!
     
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