Even with all the spells, hocus pocus, and global warming rituals that took place Saturday night, the climate change worshippers could not undo the truth just reported by NASA. In fact, the High Priest of Climate Change, Al Gore, may have to find a new gig.
Furthermore, instead of contributing to the rising sea levels, the still-very-much-frozen southern continent is actually reducing them by 0.23 mm per year.
The study, by an organization not hitherto noted for playing down environmental scares, will come as a major blow to climate alarmists. For decades, they’ve cited Antarctica as one of the bellwethers of global warming catastrophe and have claimed – as the IPCC’s most recent Assessment Report did – that its land ice mass was slowly melting into the sea.
But the satellite measurements used in the latest NASA report tell a different story. Unlike previous studies – many largely based on guesswork because the continent is so vast and inhospitable, meaning that data is extremely limited – they use satellite altimeters to calculate changes in the surface height of the ice. What they show is that the amount of ice lost by glaciers collapsing into the sea has been exceeded by the gain in ice mass from accumulated snow.
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.
Among those alarmists trying to put a brave face on the shocking news is the report’s lead author Jay Zwally. Like so many of his colleagues at NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS), Zwally has fought heroically over the years to promote the climate change scare narrative – and he’s not about to give up now.
“I know some of the climate deniers will jump on this, and say this means we don’t have to worry as much as some people have been making out,” he says. “It should not take away from the concern about climate warming.” As global temperatures rise, Antarctica is expected to contribute more to sea-level rise, though when exactly that effect will kick in, and to what extent, remains unclear.”
Please continue to be concerned about a crisis, that isn’t a crisis, but could be a crisis, at any time in the future of mankind – I just cant tell you when it may develop into a crisis or even what magnitude of a crisis it may be. Because, if you stop believing, one of the largest pillars of the progressive left platform will crumble. If you stop believing, the American tax payer might start to realize how many billions of their tax dollars have been wasted on a crisis that isn’t a crisis. Shoot, they might even demand that the government STOP wasting their hard earned money on green companies that go bankrupt. But worst of all, if you stop believing, people like Al Gore, and others who have built empires on saving us from a crisis that doesn’t exist, might have to go out and get a real 9-5 job. And politicians who were voted into office on pledges of “saving us” from the rising sea levels that aren’t rising might have to find solutions to REAL problems that are actually killing us-like ISLAMIC FANATICS. It’s so much easier fighting an enemy that doesn’t exist. Just ask Don Quixote.
[Note: This article was written by Ashley Edwardson]