NASA glaciologist Jay Zwally puts the hammer down: ‘Antarctica is gaining ice’

A new paper about to be in press, comes at the end of a flurry of papers and reports published this week that claims Antarctica was losing ice mass. Zwally says ice growth is anywhere from 50 gigatons to 200 gigatons a year. NASA glaciologist Jay Zwally says his new study will show, once again,…

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The Land That Global Warming Forgot

Guest essay by David Archibald For the first time a major political party has gone into an election with an anti-green platform and won big time. Specifically the Conservative Party platform for the Ontario election on 7th June promised: This means no carbon tax or cap-and-trade schemes. Stop sweetheart deals by scrapping the Green Energy…

NSF study: ‘…current carbon dioxide levels are not enough to destabilize the land-based ice on Antarctica’

We covered this yesterday, but today the official press release came out, so worth covering again. Via Eurekalert Land-based portion of massive East Antarctic ice sheet retreated little during past eight million years But increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could affect stability and potential for sea level rise NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Large parts of…

HOW THE EARTH BECAME A HOTHOUSE: BY H2O

  Guest Post by Wim Röst  ABSTRACT Water, H2O, determines the ‘General Background Temperature’ for the Earth, resulting in Hothouse and Ice House Climate States. During geological periods the movement of continents changes the position of continents, oceans and seas. Because of the different configurations, a dominant warm or a dominant cold deep-water production configuration…