Antarctica Losing 130 gigatons of ice per year (last Year it was 159 gigatons per year)

The Daily Mail claims that Antarctica is losing 130 gigatons of ice per year. (An earlier version of my post had a typo and said 159)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2972611/Antarctica-s-melting-ice-changing-shape-Earth-Researchers-warn-area-ground-zero-climate-change.html

The trouble is twofold:

One … last year it was 159 gigatons per year: http://www.futurity.org/159b-tons-antarctic-ice-sheet-lost-year/

Two …

NSIDC: “The Antarctic Ice Sheet contains 30 million cubic kilometers (7.2 million cubic miles) of ice.”

A gigaton of ice is approximately one cubic kilometer of ice.

So … at 130 gigatons per year, how long before Antarctica melts? That would be 30,000,000 / 130.

 

 

230,000 years.

 

I’m guessing our interglacial will end long before that. And the ice will have stopped melting and started growing.

What the Klimate Kult doesn’t tell you is that the minute Antarctica stops melting is the moment most of humanity will start to die because that when the interglacial ends.

And it will end.

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4 Comments

  1. I get that 159 gigatons of ice lost in Antartica means that about an average 1/2″ of ice over the 14 million sq km’s of land mass!
    This is absurd to think that amt of ice loss over a huge land mass can be measure. I sincerely doubt they can measure the average snow depth in my back yard to a half an inch!

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  2. Antarctic ice is increasing almost everywhere excepting the West Antarctic Peninsula, so that is where the “green scientists” focus alarm. Most of the ice loss there is caused by eruptions from a series of under ice volcanoes, which doesn’t fit their talking points, so the focus is on the few points where ocean ice melting occurs. Since they are interested in melting ice they only show up at the end of summer to “document” local decreasing minimums, increasing winter ice maximums on the rest of the continent is of no interest.

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