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Greenland ice melt 'is accelerating,' new study reveals
Until someone of a different religion checks these calculations, we cannot be sure how accurate they are. And why was a 26 year period chosen? You can prove almost anything by choosing your starting and finishing dates carefully.
But we don't actually need to ask such questions. The key question is: what does it prove? Even if the findings are perfectly accurate, what do they prove? Precisely nothing.
To the monomaniacs of the Green/Left, there can be only one cause of the melt -- global warming. But what if there are other influences behind the melting? And there are. There have been increasing findings in recent years of subsurface vucanism in Greenland. Putting it plainly, the most likely cause of the melt is volcanic activity, not global warming. You too would melt if you had a volcano under your bottom.
How sad for the Green/Left! Reality will just NOT co-operate with their simplistic notions
The Greenland ice sheet's losses have accelerated dramatically since the 1990s and it's now losing more than seven times as much ice per year, according to a new study.
The new assessment comes from an international group of 89 scientists that reviewed satellite observations over a 26-year period.
According to their research, published Tuesday in the journal Nature, Greenland's contribution to overall sea-level rise is now tracking at what had been seen as a pessimistic projection of the future.
This means an additional 7 centimeters (2.7 inches) of ocean rise could be expected by the end of the century just from Greenland, experts say.
"The simple formula is that around the planet, six million people are brought into a flooding situation for every centimeter of sea-level rise. So, when you hear about a centimeter rise, it does have an impact," Andy Shepherd, of Leeds University, told BBC News.
The group of scientists reanalyzed data from 11 satellite missions flown from 1992 to 2018 — looking at repeat measurements of the ice sheet's thickness, flow and gravity, BBC News reports.
Greenland, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, is the world's largest island. The gigantic ice sheet that covers the island is over a mile thick at the center.
By JR on Monday, December 16, 2019
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