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Arctic glaciers rapidly thawing: study

Study says sea levels will rise 1.6 metres by 2100


 

Melting Arctic icecaps could raise world sea levels by 1.6 meters over 1990 levels by 2100, an international study shows. The rise is greater than previous scientific reports estimated, and represents an increased threat to coastlines around the globe, from Bangladesh to Florida, low-lying Pacific islands, as well as cities like London and Shanghai. The study, conducted by the Oslo-based Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, found that the years from 2004 to 2010 have been the warmest on record in the Arctic. Melting from the Arctic glaciers, ice caps and the Greenland ice sheet contributed over 40 per cent of the global sea level rise between 2003 and 2008, the report said. AMAP is backed by the Arctic Council, an-eight nation intergovernmental forum whose members include Canada, the U.S. and Russia. The body is due to meet in Greenland on May 12.

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Arctic glaciers rapidly thawing: study

  1. In vain hopes of stemming the inevitable:

    Ice extent (the spread of ice) != ice mass.

    When big blocks of ice melt, chunks of it fall off and spread. Thus we can see ice extent increasing even as the mass of it melts.

    • Après-vous, le deluge.

  2. Where are the 50 million "global warming refugees" the IPCC and the UN assured us would be flooded out of their homes by 2010 ? Which South Sea islands and coastal cities are now underwater? In 1995 the fraudsters at East Anglia earnestly said British school children would never see snow again. Last winter the only Brits lucky enough not to be up to their necks in snow were the hucksters lucky enough to be on that Cancun junket. Same in fact the previous three winter. Go on U-Tube and see Al Gore, several years ago say unequivocally, at a European gabfest, say the Arctic ice pack would be totally gone by now. Oops…so now let's just push the doomsday predictions out until 2100. And by the way keep the money coming. The jig is up for this fraud. Politicians ignore that fact at their peril.

  3. This scaremongering cries 'wolf' that sea level rise 600% of the actual rate of rise for 1992 to 2010 (17 mm/year vs 3 mm/year). http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/05/02/oh-noes-sea

    It claims rapid warming, when global temperatures since 2001 have been flat or even cooling. http://rankexploits.com/musings/2011/hadley-march

    It claims "warmest on record" – ignoring historical accounts of major melting.

    This would need a bucket full of salt to swallow!
    Lets return to robust objective science instead of scaremongering!

  4. Climate Change was OUR Iraq War of lies and fear mongering so let's own up to it at least as Obama didn't even mention the CRISIS in his state of the union speech and WHAT did the scientists do? NOTHING! And NOTHING when the IPCC funding was pulled.
    If unstoppable warming was true, let's see the saintly "scientists" act like it is then, as we bow to politicians promising to make the weather colder with taxes. Climate Blame was PURE insanity and history will laugh good and hard at this modern day witch burning.
    Do the math. We MUST stop scaring our kids with the CO2 mistake, but even they are laughing.

  5. Attention Fear Mongering News Editors and Labcoat Consultants:
    Fellow former “death by unstoppable warming believers”: You are not alone and you are part of the majority now that has the consensus that counts, from voters. A wave of other former climate change believers are now demanding that politicians and law makers have the leading scientists and especially the unconscionable leading news editors, subjected to criminal charges for knowingly sustaining the criminal exaggerations of the CO2 mistake for the last 25 years. It is now appearing that issuing CO2 death threats to billions of children unnecessarily has not gone unnoticed and unlike Bush getting away with his false war in Iraq, the false war of climate change will sooner or later be dealt with in the courts. Treason charges for leading a country to a false war is one option now being looked at as politicians always need an enemy to blame.

  6. And keep in mind that it was the scientists themselves that made environmental protection necessary in the first place when they supposedly polluted the planet with their evil chemicals and cancer causing pesticides and so how ironic is it that we bowed like fools to our Gods of science for 25 years of “unstoppable warming”?
    Scientists are not gods and don't forget that scientists also produced cruise missiles, cancer causing chemicals, land mine technology, nuclear weapons, germ warfare, cluster bombs, strip mining technology, Y2K, Y2Kyoto, deep sea drilling technology and now climate control. Proof of consensus not being real is the fact that scientists did not march in the streets when IPCC funding was pulled, the EPA was castrated and Obama's not even mentioning the “crisis” in his state of the union speech. Consensus was a myth because if it were true, the consensus scientists declaring a climate emergency would act like it was an emergency and demand their CO2 mitigation be taken seriously. We believed a handful of lab coat consultants who said we could CONTROL the planet's temperature and prevent it from boiling.

  7. REAL planet lovers are happy and relieved a crisis was averted and real planet lovers don't hold scientists as Gods and bow to politicians promising to make colder and lower the seas and scare kids with such doomsday glee.

  8. Boycott all fear mongering and lying climate blame media.
    STOP SCARING MY KIDS.

  9. Further to my previous post. Along with all the other doomsday predictions, remember a few years ago we were assured the Great Lakes were drying up because of Global Warming. Notice how this is never discussed anymore? What happened? Well I checked a few web sites last night including NOAA, another recipient of millions by promoting hysteria. Fact is the Great Lakes have returned to "normal" levels, whatever that is, and all of them are far above the lowest levels recorded in the 20's and 30's. They are expected to rise higher still in the coming months. I guess this info would be covered up as well, except it is needed for navigation on the Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. However, they keep it as low key as possible and hope the general public never notices.

  10. Lets see – the Arctic ice is melting and the Antarctic ice is increasing? Kinda evens out and the 1.6 meters is pure drivel. In the 70's it was Global Cooling and the Great Suzuki was warning us about the next Ice Age. Then it was Global Warming. I think its Climate Change now, isn't it. Kinda covers all bases in case they get it wrong 0 AGAIN.

  11. I was wondering when the cranks would come out and start responding to this. Took longer than usual this time.

    Say I know, let's quote a few nutbar sites and mention Y2K a few more times.

    Reductio ad absurdum, gish gallups and logical fallacies just never get old do they folks? LOL

    For those interested in a real scientist's perspective on climate change, check out paleo-geologist Richard Alley's presentation on the rock-weathering CO2 thermostat model.
    http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm09/lectures/lecture

  12. Yea, because cold air is heavier and goes to the bottom.

  13. Hey! Our parliament buildings are up on a hill, so we'll be okay!

  14. Whether you believe in it or not (climate change). I still think it’s a good idea Not to pollute the Air & Water we need to survive. And weening ourselves off Oil seems to be a good idea too, as it probably won’t last forever, at least not at affordable rates.

    I have no Kids, and don’t have many years left of life, so I have no investment in the Future of Mankind. I trust the Earth will survive. Humans will need to adapt to changing situations. If humans extinct themselves off this planet, they’ll have deserved it. There’s probably 5 billion too many humans anyway.

    In the meantime, I won’t be buying or investing in Ocean-front property.