The climate of Earth has been changing since before the beginning of time. There are solid arguments from all sides but when one side keeps saying, “We are going to Die!” all the time it starts sounding like Chicken Little. Truth be told it is either Greed or Politics but I think the ones standing on the soapbox are not the ones that will get rich from all their yelling and screaming.
When I first found this article, I thought that it was some new studies but when you look at the release date it was back in October 2015. It must have not fit into either sides dogma of propaganda that we were deluged with since that time.
via NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses | NASA
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.”
There is much we do not understand about our planet or the environmental system we call Mother Nature. To bad we no longer have an educational system that trains us how to look for an answer but requires us to know, verbatim, every answer on the test. We need to see, read. and understand what is going on around us, not what some talking head is telling us.