NY Times: Greenland Melting


In a “strange” twist of fate or coincidence, the data collected almost matched government sponsored climate models exactly. As it turns out, Greenland is accumulating ice at a rapid level, and not the opposite, as the New York Times article claimed.

Interestingly enough, it’s unclear if the data gathered by the government-backed expedition found evidence to corroborate climate models predicting that Greenland’s melt could raise sea levels 20 feet.

As of right now, Greenland is accumulating above average levels of ice, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), which shows its ice sheet is adding nearly 200 gigatons of ice per day as winter approaches.

That’s slightly above ice mass accumulation during this time last year and well above the average for late October, according to DMI data. Greenland did experience above average melt for a brief period in July, but it was nowhere close to the huge losses experienced in 2011 and 2012.

“We scientists love to sit at our computers and use climate models to make those predictions,” Laurence Smith, a geographer at the University of California in Los Angeles and the leader of the Greenland expedition, told the Times. “But to really know what’s happening, that kind of understanding can only come about through empirical measurements in the field.”

The current volume of Greenland's ice sheet is 3,000,000 cubic kilometers. Even using the most aggressive claims by climate “researchers” it would take 15,000 years for the ice sheet to melt. If that's true, modern liberals shouldn't be concerned . . . unless they're only pushing global warming for the paychecks it gives them.

Source: dailycaller.com

Photo: mariusz kluzniak on Flickr



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