That sound you’re hearing of high-pitched screaming across the globe is emanating from global warming fanatics as they react to a new NASA study revealing Antarctica is gaining ice, not losing it.
Contrary to research from the global warming zealots at the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who have argued that Antarctica’s ice has been diminishing, researchers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Maryland in College Park, and the engineering firm Sigma Space Corporation have issued a report using satellite data to prove 112 billion tons of ice were added each year between 1992 to 2001 to the Antarctic ice sheet. Even when the rate of increase slowed, between 2003-08, Antarctica still gained 82 billion tons of ice each year.
Jay Zwally, NASA glaciologist and lead author of the study, attempted to qualify the results, allowing, “We’re essentially in agreement with other studies that show an increase in ice discharge," in other parts of the continent, adding, “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.”
Other scientists explained the ice growth in East Antarctica, by attributing it to snowfall, but Zwally and his team found that snowfall had declined in the period they studied, leading them to conclude that the increase in elevation resulted from thicker ice.
In 2012, Al Gore, scientist extraordinaire, made a trip to Antarctica. He stated, “The ice on land is melting at a faster rate and large ice sheets are moving toward the ocean more rapidly. As a result, sea levels are rising worldwide … as I look at this exquisite continent buried deep under the ice, it’s troubling to think about what will happen as this ice melts ever more rapidly.”
112 billion tons of ice were added between 1992 to 2001 to the Antarctic ice sheet.
Of course, Gore is the same man who was discovered in 2007 to have used almost 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours, so he may be summarily dismissed as an objective observer.
And the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change may also be dismissed as objective; as they have deliberately excluded or misrepresented evidence, according to the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change.
Gore and the IPCC should be relegated to hawking their misinformation on infomercials, where they belong.
Now that’s cold.