Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 306 – 2022

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Massive Increase in Greenland Surface Ice Sheet Suggests Possible Overall Gain in 2022

the Greenland ice sheet may have made a net gain in size in the year to August 2022. A massive boost of 471 billion tonnes of ice was created on the surface during the last recorded year, the 10th highest increase in 42 years, and much higher than the 1981-2010 annual average of 368 billion tonnes.

Scientists Discover Massive Recent Slowdown in Melting of Antarctica ‘Doomsday’ Glacier

Forget coral reefs and polar bears – they are so yesterday’s climate scare stories. The real big one, the tipping point du jour, is the collapse of the West Antarctica ice shelf and the prospect of global flooding on a biblical scale last reported in the times of Noah. It’s in rapid retreat says every scaremonger from Sir David Attenborough to the BBC’s resident green activist Justin Rowlatt. It is in retreat – a natural process as the Earth slowly moves out of an ice age. But now, new scientific work has found the process at the huge Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica – nicknamed the ‘Doomsday Glacier‘ for the supposed approaching catastrophe of its swift demise – is much slower than in the recent past.

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Scientists Discover Massive Recent Slowdown in Melting of Antarctica ‘Doomsday’ Glacier