If you want some respite from every other news story having to do with the Wuhan Virus, whether it be Bill de Blasio’s idiotic trip to the gym or Bloomberg’s (the site, not the individual) running cover for the Chinese government who are responsible for this virus, then you’ve come to the right article because I will do my absolute best not to talk about anything to do with the Wuhan Virus here.
On March 12th, 2020, BBC ran with this story: “Greenland and Antarctica ice loss accelerating”.
“Earth’s great ice sheets, Greenland and Antarctica, are now losing mass six times faster than they were in the 1990s thanks to warming conditions. A comprehensive review of satellite data acquired at both poles is unequivocal in its assessment of accelerating trends, say scientists. Between them, Greenland and Antarctica lost 6.4 trillion tonnes of ice in the period from 1992 to 2017. This was sufficient to push up global sea-levels by 17.8mm. Of that combined 17.8mm contribution to sea-level rise, 10.6mm (60%) was due to Greenland ice losses and 7.2mm (40%) was due to Antarctica.”
“The combined rate of ice loss for the pair was running at about 81 billion tonnes per year in the 1990s. By the 2010s, it had climbed to 475 billion tonnes per year. According to the IPCC, its mid-range simulations (RCP4.5) suggested global sea-levels might rise by 53cm by 2100. But the Imbie team’s studies show that ice losses from Antarctica and Greenland are actually heading to much more pessimistic outcomes, and will likely add another 17cm to those end-of-century forecasts.”
Notice how it’s never good news when it comes to climate change with these people. It’s always “THE ICE CAPS ARE MELTING! MAJOR CITIES WILL BE FLOODED! THE END IS NIGH IN LIKE 10 TO 12 YEARS DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ASK! VOTE DEMOCRAT!” It’s actually insane.
Speaking of that 10 to 12 year timetable, if we are going to die in that time span, what sense does it make to say that sea levels will be at a particular level in the year 2100? Is it because the decade doomsday clock is illogical, based on nothing but fearmongering and there have been an awful lot of doomsday clocks in the past? Nah, that can’t be it.
Seriously, though, the claims made by the BBC here are either completely wrong or, at best, half-truths that are greatly exaggerated. What do I mean? Well, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), melting of Greenland’s ice caps contributed to just 0.6mm/year to global sea level rise from 2003 to 2017. Most of this ice loss is due to receding glacier fronts, but in November of 2018, DMI confirmed that glaciers have largely maintained their area since 2012.
Meaning that, while ice losses have been found, they aren’t close to the level that the BBC talked about and over the past 8 years, ice levels have remained about the same. As a result, no one can realistically claim that there has been accelerated ice loss since 2003. It’s just not the case.
The half-truth from the BBC is that Greenland was losing ice rather quickly since the 1990s, but that’s largely a red herring argument. It has no bearing on future rates of loss and is therefore a fallacy of reason, believing that just because something was like this in the past, that it will definitely continue to be this way without deviation when in fact that’s not how the real world works. Matter of fact, in 2003, according to Climate Depot, “scientists reported that Greenland had cooled significantly between 1958 and 2001.”
As a result, ice loss slowed down significantly in that time period, as is to be expected, and since 2001, temperatures have returned to 1930s and 1940s levels.
As you can see in this graph, there have been plenty of other periods of high temperature in the past:
What’s more, according to Climate Depot, “Far from ice loss increasing in the Antarctic, scientists cannot even agree whether the ice cap is even shrinking at all.” This is because a recent NASA study showed ice sheets GROWING, with snowfall in East Antarctica exceeding ice loss in West Antarctica. That same study also showed that “Antarctica gained 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008.”
Regarding sea levels, they have been rising at a rate of 2mm a year since the late 1800s, with a slowdown between the 60s and 90s. Climate Depot also says: “Sea levels provide no evidence that the poles are losing ice at a faster rate than in the first half of the 20th [century]. They certainly do not support the theory that ice loss will significantly accelerate in the rest of the 21st [century].”
So there is really no need to fear anything that the BBC insinuates that we should fear. We are not going to see major cities flooding and we are not going to see major sea levels rising over the next 80 years. Why? Well, apart from the established facts and science, every other major prediction made by these climate freaks has been WRONG as I have said in the past.
Nothing we do or could possibly do (outside of using nukes) would have an effect on our climate to the point where we would see the kind of stuff these liars are telling us we are “seeing”. And, by the way, I am always amused when they try to argue this with man-made climate models, which are not based on reality, but rather on the junk science and math that they run to try and scare people into believing future generations are doomed. It’s kind of like the bogus calculations made by people who say that the Wuhan Virus (and I’m sort of breaking my earlier promise here, so forgive me, but it’s relevant and I’ll keep it brief) could cause up to hundreds of thousands of deaths if we don’t go straight up communist and impose quarantines, when in reality, death rates go down and the math that these people use to calculate such ridiculous numbers only works in a static world of hypotheticals. In Italy, where we are told is the “worst case scenario” deaths are nowhere near the hundreds of thousands.
Arguing using man-made climate models is arguing using people’s worst assumptions as though they are the definite and most likely future, an issue many climate scientists have raised in the past about using climate models in this manner.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”
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