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Global floating ice in "constant retreat"


Posted on Friday, 30 April, 2010 | Comment icon 103 comments | News tip by: behaviour???


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New research has revealed that global floating ice is in "constant retreat" leading to fears of rising sea levels.

Its a story that we've heard a lot over the last few years and while some believe global warming may be overhyped it doesn't change the fact that the ice is indeed disappearing and that the North Pole could be ice-free as early as 2050.

"The world's floating ice is in "constant retreat", showing an instability which will increase global sea levels, according to a report published in Geophysical Research Letters on Wednesday."

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Comment icon #94 Posted by Watchers on 2 May, 2010, 21:40
No it was excluded to prevent confusion, and to prevent you coming back and saying exactly what you're saying "Oh but it's increasing." Global warming activists don't include that altitude layer in their models of predicting future temperatures, nor does it have an effect. From a global warming perspective, I included all pertinent layers that are used in modeling.
Comment icon #95 Posted by Br Cornelius on 2 May, 2010, 21:51
Not true. http://www-eaps.mit.edu/faculty/lindzen/trwavaclsn.pdf Br Cornelius
Comment icon #96 Posted by Watchers on 2 May, 2010, 22:30
Apparently you have made quite the habit of citing pages that do nothing but support my argument and refute your own. Perhaps you should consider reading more than just the title of the articles that you google before submitting them. Here's an excerpt from your own source, the second paragraph: The range of graphs I provided for you covers the entire area discussed here--and more in fact. As I said, the reason I limited my bounds to what I did was to not confuse anyone. My graphs cover 850mb (5000 feet) to 300mb (30,000 feet). The one error that I will admit on my part is the referenc... [More]
Comment icon #97 Posted by Br Cornelius on 2 May, 2010, 22:37
The Stratosphere starts at 10Km so your wrong again. The lower troposphere is not insignificant, just not dominant. You made a valid point but thought that showing contrary data would diminish your thrust so you omitted it. It would have been better to include it and let let the data speak for itself. Cherry picking makes you look bad and it was totally uncalled for. Let the reader by the judge rather than doctoring the data. Br Cornelius
Comment icon #98 Posted by Watchers on 2 May, 2010, 22:47
Ah you're right, the diagram I was looking at when I was comparing the graphs I presented did seem a bit funny. I did indeed read the numbers wrong. So I was right in the first place when I argued that the more significant part happens in the Stratosphere (since it begins at 10km and not 50km). I guess when I went back and looked at the layers, I misread the end of the Stratosphere to actually be the beginning. Now it makes a bit more sense. As for the cherry picking--I agree, it does look bad, but like I said, the reason I did it was simply to avoid a headache of having to get into more... [More]
Comment icon #99 Posted by FurthurBB on 6 May, 2010, 5:23
Wow, the whole liberal fanatic statement shows me just how much stock I should put in your opinions.
Comment icon #100 Posted by Watchers on 10 May, 2010, 22:47
And your logic of pulling out one rash statement and claiming it falsifies my arguments/evidence shows me just how much stock should be put in anything that you say.
Comment icon #101 Posted by FurthurBB on 11 May, 2010, 2:52
Awww, that comeback was pretty weak and kind of makes me feel sorry for you.
Comment icon #102 Posted by indsloan on 11 May, 2010, 18:13
Have 2 Gravity gen. More pic. on the way. 1 with fishing weights & 1 with water pic coming soon. It takes 2 to prove that i'm right. more info at indsloan myspace.
Comment icon #103 Posted by J.B. on 13 May, 2010, 18:20
Cut out the sniping, you two. Besides, the AGW crowd hasn't added anything new to the Green vs. Corporate argument. I used to think they had set a timelimit, but I realized. . . everything the green movement has talked about already has a timelimit.


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