Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Study Says Ice Melts Overestimated

And this story comes from a left-of-center news source, so one might come away with the feeling that AFP would prefer to soften the blow to the global warming faithful as much as possible, considering the strength of this data. I'm sure none of the other news organizations (like Reuters or AP) will pick this up, or they'll try to frame it in someway that continues to hold on to the pipedream of manmade global warming.

If scientists were wrong about this, and they were heavily involved in multiple recent climate scandals, and their predictions about climate calamities continue to falter, and their hurricane season predictions (in terms of strength and number) continue to be wrong, a thinking person needs to ask herself what else could "consensus" scientists have incorrect?

Climate: New study slashes estimate of icecap loss

PARIS (AFP) - - Estimates of the rate of ice loss from Greenland and West Antarctica, one of the most worrying questions in the global warming debate, should be halved, according to Dutch and US scientists.

In the last two years, several teams have estimated Greenland is shedding roughly 230 gigatonnes of ice, or 230 billion tonnes, per year and West Antarctica around 132 gigatonnes annually.

Together, that would account for more than half of the annual three-millimetre (0.2 inch) yearly rise in sea levels, a pace that compares dramatically with 1.8mm (0.07 inches) annually in the early 1960s.