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Originally posted by pikestaff
According to the website 'climate depot' sea ice this year is thicker, so, presumably, land ice is not melting, as it must be cold enough to freeze sea ice, it must be cold enough to stop land ice from thawing?
Originally posted by Hellhound604
reply to post by hp1229
erm, your first article doesn't refer to the ice-melting, and the second article refers to the article I posted. It just states that they found now it is about 30% less than what previous studies suggested, but it is still melting.
Originally posted by hp1229
reply to post by Hellhound604
Not according to these guys...
"One unexpected study result from GRACE was that the estimated ice loss from high Asian mountain ranges like the Himalaya, the Pamir and the Tien Shan was only about 4 billion tons of ice annually. Some previous ground-based estimates of ice loss in these high Asian mountains have ranged up to 50 billion tons annually."
Originally posted by yorkshirelad
Anyway globally the majority of glaciers are retreating, flora and fauna boundaries are moving northwards (most land is north of the equator). Comparisons with historical photos and records shows it is not seasonal nor short term it is a long term trend that is accelerating. But hey lets not let facts get in the way of a good bitching session
Recent contributions of glaciers and ice caps to sea level rise
The GIC rate for 2003–2010 is about 30 per cent smaller than the previous mass balance estimate that most closely matches our study period2. The high mountains of Asia, in particular, show a mass loss of only 4 ± 20 Gt yr−1 for 2003–2010, compared with 47–55 Gt yr−1 in previously published estimates
Originally posted by dl2oneThe2nd
reply to post by purplemer
Global warming or ice age which is it lol. Im done with this now we gotta save the planet bs. Carlin had it right. This planet is fine, its the people that are €»¥¡Ed
"Our results and those of everyone else show we are losing a huge amount of water into the oceans every year," said Prof John Wahr of the University of Colorado. "People should be just as worried about the melting of the world's ice as they were before."