Antarctic glaciers are melting faster across a much wider area than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday — a development that could lead to an unprecedented rise in sea levels.Sounds bad, right? But this report does not pass the smell test. their major finding is
A report by thousands of scientists for the 2007-2008 International Polar Year concluded that the western part of the continent is warming up, not just the Antarctic Peninsula.
The biggest west Antarctic glacier, the Pine Island Glacier, is moving 40 percent faster than it was in the 1970s, discharging water and ice more rapidly into the ocean, Summerhayes said. The Smith Glacier, also in west Antarctica, is moving 83 percent faster than it did in 1992, he said.But where do they get those "1970s" and "1992" numbers when the GPS technology to measure this has only recently been deployed? But even liars such as these have some respect for the truth, so they say things like
"There's some people who fear that this is the first signs of an incipient collapse of the west Antarctic ice sheet," Summerhayes said.The "first signs" of "incipient." That's redundant, and therefore meaningless. They admit that temperatures in Antarctica average 50 degrees below zero, so global warming could not be the cause of whatever it is that is happening there. Then they like to say things like this:
Antarctica's average annual temperature has increased by about 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.56 degrees Celsius) since 1957, but is still 50 degrees Fahrenheit (45.6 degrees Celsius) below zero, according to a recent study by Eric Steig of the University of Washington.and this:
Summerhayes said sea levels will rise faster than predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group set up by the United Nations.But he never mentions that global sea levels have risen by exactly zero so far, and the 1990 IPCC report models had sea levels rising by quite a bit by now, and that hasn't happened either.
So they go down to the South Pole every year, spending money doled out to them for previous gloomy scenarios, and they find more doom and gloom to report. The glaciers are moving faster, they say, but they have no idea why. They figure that it must be due to lower snowfall, since temperature is not really down enough to make any difference. We are expected to merely read the headlines, and pray that the geniuses in congress will bail us out of this terrible catastrophe in the making.
In other words, business as usual in the ECO global warming fraud.