Claim: Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet could cause multi-meter rise in sea levels by the end of the millennium


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HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY

Simulated mass loss of the Antarctic ice sheet from 1990 until 3000 expressed as sea-level contribution
IMAGE: SIMULATED MASS LOSS OF THE ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET FROM 1990 UNTIL 3000 EXPRESSED AS SEA-LEVEL CONTRIBUTION: FOURTEEN EXPERIMENTS FOR THE UNABATED WARMING PATHWAY (RCP8.5, SSP5-8.5), THREE EXPERIMENTS FOR THE REDUCED EMISSIONS PATHWAY (RCP2.6, SSP1-2.6), A HISTORICAL RUN (‘HIST’) FOR 1990–2015 AND A CONTROL RUN FOR A CONSTANT 1995–2014 CLIMATE (‘CTRL_PROJ’) UNDER WHICH THE ICE SHEET IS ESSENTIALLY STABLE. THE RED AND BLUE BOXES TO THE RIGHT SHOW THE MEANS FOR RCP8.5/SSP5-8.5 AND RCP2.6/SSP1-2.6, RESPECTIVELY; THE WHISKERS SHOW THE FULL RANGES. PHASE 1 IS THE ORIGINAL ISMIP6 PERIOD UNTIL 2100. PHASES 2-4 ARE VALID FOR RCP8.5/SSP5-8.5 AND SHOW AN ACCELERATED MASS LOSS (PHASE 2), THE MAIN INSTABILITY OF THE WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET (PHASE 3) AND A FINAL PHASE 4 WHERE THE MASS LOSS LEVELS OUT. MAP-VIEW PLOTS BELOW ARE ICE SURFACE ELEVATION DIFFERENCES RELATIVE TO 2015 (IN METRES; BLUE MEANS THICKENING, RED/BROWN MEANS THINNING) FOR THE SIMULATION FORCED BY MIROC-ESM-CHEM/RCP8.5 (CHRISTOPHER CHAMBERS ET AL. JOURNAL OF GLACIOLOGY. DECEMBER 22, 2021). view more  CREDIT: CHRISTOPHER CHAMBERS ET AL. JOURNAL OF GLACIOLOGY. DECEMBER 22, 2021

Scientists predict that continued global warming under current trends could lead to an elevation of the sea level by as much as five meters by the year 3000 CE.

One of the many effects of global warming is sea-level rise due to the melting and retreat of the Earth’s ice sheets and glaciers as well as other sources. As the sea level rises, large areas of densely populated coastal land could ultimately become uninhabitable without extensive coastal modification. It is therefore vital to understand the impact of different pathways of future climate change on changes in sea level caused by ice sheets and glaciers.

A team of researchers from Hokkaido University, The University of Tokyo and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) explored the long-term perspective for the Antarctic ice sheet beyond the 21st century under global-warming conditions, assuming late 21st-century climatic conditions remain constant. Their models and conclusions were published in the Journal of Glaciology.

The Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (ISMIP6) was a major international effort that used the latest generation of models to estimate the impact of global warming on the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. The objective was to provide input for the recently published Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The contribution of the Antarctic ice sheet to sea-level rise by 2100 was assessed to be in the range between −7.8 and 30.0 centimetres under unabated warming and between 0 and 3 centimetres under reduced emissions of greenhouse gases.

The team used the ice-sheet model SICOPOLIS (SImulation COde for POLythermal Ice Sheets) to extend the whole ISMIP6 ensemble of fourteen experiments for the unabated warming pathway and three for the reduced emissions pathway. Until the year 2100, the set-up was the same as in the original ISMIP6 experiments. For the time beyond 2100, it was assumed that the late 21st-century climatic conditions remain constant—no further climate trend was applied. The team analysed the results of the simulations with respect to the total mass change of the ice sheet, regional changes in West Antarctica, East Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula, and also the different contributors to mass change.

The simulations of mass loss of the Antarctic ice sheet show that, by the year 3000, the unabated warming pathway produces a sea-level equivalent (SLE) of as much as 1.5 to 5.4 metres, while for the reduced emissions pathway the SLE would be only 0.13 to 0.32 metres. The main reason for the decay under the unabated warming pathway is the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet, made possible by the fact that the West Antarctic ice sheet is grounded on a bed that is mostly well below sea level.

“This study demonstrates clearly that the impact of 21st-century climate change on the Antarctic ice sheet extends well beyond the 21st century itself, and the most severe consequences — multi-meter contribution to sea-level rise — will likely only be seen later,” says Dr. Christopher Chambers of Hokkaido University’s Institute of Low Temperature Science and lead author of the paper. “Future work will include basing simulations on more realistic future climate scenarios, as well as using other ice-sheet models to model the outcomes.”


JOURNAL

Journal of Glaciology

DOI

10.1017/jog.2021.124 

METHOD OF RESEARCH

Computational simulation/modeling

SUBJECT OF RESEARCH

Not applicable

ARTICLE TITLE

Mass loss of the Antarctic ice sheet until the year 3000 under a sustained late-21st-century climate

ARTICLE PUBLICATION DATE

22-Dec-2021

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Tom Halla
December 23, 2021 6:05 am

But was it feminist glaciology? More models do not make up an “experiment”.

Jan de Jong
Reply to  Tom Halla
December 23, 2021 6:10 am

They also “demonstrate”.

Mike
Reply to  Jan de Jong
December 23, 2021 5:51 pm

Demonstrate…..”clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence.”

We show, we demonstrate. Absolute garbage!!

Bryan A
Reply to  Mike
December 23, 2021 8:31 pm

I was really worried for a moment the report states that “Models” indicate a 1.5 – 5.4 Meters of SLR is projected … then it stated by 3000 … which is 978 years from now … dodged a hot shot there.
If we can’t figure out a way to gradually protect coastal cities from tidal inundation that Models predict will occur over the course of 978 years, we definitely deserve what nature throws at us.

H.R.
Reply to  Bryan A
December 23, 2021 8:43 pm

I just want to live long enough to see if the models finally get one right.

Oh wait… nobody lives forever.

Mike
Reply to  Bryan A
December 23, 2021 8:52 pm

”If we can’t figure out a way to gradually protect coastal cities from tidal inundation that Models predict will occur over the course of 978 years, we definitely deserve what nature throws at us.”

The Romans could have done it in a couple of days with picks and shovels.
”We” on the other hand will take 977 of those years to get the committee for the feasibility study going.

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Reply to  Mike
December 24, 2021 3:48 am

First we need to locate all our infra structure that has been built to last the next 977 years. Future constructs should simply take possible sea level changes into account. This isn’t a problem at all…

Rich Davis
Reply to  Tom Halla
December 23, 2021 10:20 am

It’s From YouReekAlot! naturally.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Tom Halla
December 23, 2021 4:41 pm

Even when the female models are really HOT.

Michael in Dublin
December 23, 2021 6:05 am

Science publications should not be publishing speculation under the guise of science.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
December 23, 2021 11:18 am

heck, you mean the word “could” doesn’t make it science?

Duane
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
December 23, 2021 11:49 am

Especially when the speculation is in complete conflict in the real world data that show Antarctica has been COOLING for the last three decades.

WXcycles
Reply to  Duane
December 23, 2021 10:59 pm

Well, not just that, here’s the Antarctic, as of right NOW. Everything you see that is blue is below 0 degrees C and almost all of it is well below 0 C.
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So I would ask the dopes who came up with this is drivel to please explain, firstly, how any frozen fresh water on land and constantly below 0 degrees Centigrade, and constantly snowed on and compacting, is going to suddenly melt?

eerm? … like … DUH!

This is why we’re in an ice-age. The parts that were melt-able, in that way, already melted, prior to about 4,000 years ago. Glacial retreat up a valley could not be more meh in terms of the scale and volume of ice lost compared to the ice that even the mid-Holocene’s warmth could not melt.

Which period was a lot hotter than now.

Sea levels fluctuated about 3 to 4 meters over the course of a few thousand years. And guess what? It was the NATURAL VARIABILITY RANGE of earth’s climate.

lol!

They can’t even blame that much on CO2 as it was and still is a lagging indicator.

But let’s pretend it’s the end of the world anyway for click-bait ad-selling purposes, and public-coin misappropriation (theft) purposes.

And also pretend CO2 did it, for UN mass control-freak purposes.

And to scare the kiddies into a suicidal outlook.

“That’s called ‘love’ now too.” – The Ministry of Love

john harmsworth
Reply to  Duane
December 24, 2021 7:54 am

The other possibilit6y is that the ice grows from Antarctica and covers the whole world. Either way its industry’s fault and it’s a disaster. Karl Marx says so!

MARTIN BRUMBY
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
December 23, 2021 12:22 pm

More like expectoration

HenryP
December 23, 2021 6:11 am
Robert W Turner
Reply to  HenryP
December 23, 2021 7:56 am

As of right now on Antarctica, receiving sunshine 24 hours a day during summer, the only place on the continent that is above freezing is at low elevation on the leeward side of the peninsula where adiabatic compression/heating is occurring.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=temp/orthographic=-79.03,-89.08,789/loc=177.929,-74.854

Claiming that the Antarctic ice cap is going to melt by 3000 AD goes beyond pseudoscience, it’s simply delusional. Sadly, in the world of academia, they thrive on such unaccountable rubbish.

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Steve Case
Reply to  Robert W Turner
December 23, 2021 9:34 am

BINGO!

Antarctica and Greenland are below freezing nearly everywhere nearly all of the time. Any ice loss or gain is a function of how much it snows and how much ice calves into the sea as icebergs. Temperature has nothing to do with it.

There is surface melt from the summer sun but it’s much like the icicles that form on your roof when the air temperature is below freezing.

If you look up ice melt on Greenland you will find a large number of articles about how water flows into moulins down to the base of the ice cap where it increases the flow rate of the ice cap into the sea.

The glacial ice is already lubricated by water in the same way that ice skates work. More water isn’t going to do anything to increase flow

The implication is that this is new phenomenon due to CO2 warming. Sunshine that melts the surface ice has ALWAYS melted the surface ice.

Regarding Greenland: If you look up “Greenland Cross Section” you will find that it is bowl shaped. The theory that under ice rivers produced by flow into the moulins requires that those under ice rivers flow uphill.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Steve Case
December 23, 2021 10:32 am

… articles about how water flows into moulins down to the base of the ice cap where it increases the flow rate of the ice cap into the sea.

There is little evidence that the meltwater makes it much past the zone of transition between brittle and plastic behavior of the ice. Under the influence of plastic flow, cracks tend to be sealed unless the water is warm enough to melt the ice faster than it closes.

When I was supervising an ice-closure survey in a tunnel at Camp Tuto (Greenland) in 1966, one could hear a meltwater stream about 100′ above the tunnel. When the tunnel was originally driven into the snout of the glacier, they started to drive a ventilation shaft towards the surface about 1500′ in. When they got close enough to the surface to see blue light coming through the ice, they could hear a loud meltwater stream and decided that it was a good idea to stop excavating.

Duane
Reply to  Steve Case
December 23, 2021 11:55 am

Actually, icebergs calving into the sea prove that the Antarctic ice cap is getting THICKER, not thinner. Basic hydraulic engineering principals prove that. Ice isn’t a solid, it is a semi solid, or a liquid with very high viscosity that flows downhill due to gravity just like liquid water. Ice will only move downhill faster if the driving head, derived from the ice upstream, is getting higher not lower.

Lrp
Reply to  Duane
December 23, 2021 5:53 pm

Nice one! Very good and simple explanation

Reply to  HenryP
December 23, 2021 8:58 am

To be fair, that’s sea ice, which is not what we’re talking about.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Dave Burton
December 23, 2021 9:53 am

Those on-land glaciers probably move faster until they calve off the excess ice and get back to normal. It is really difficult to determine whether the glacial speed (an oxymoron) is due to meltwater “lubrication” or ice buildup from the Little Ice Age, and this paper has not helped with that determination.
Floating Ice does not increase sea level when it melts, and although the normal consensus is that the land based glaciers will speed their progress to the sea without the floating ice is to hold it back, we are just assuming this behavior based on very few years of evidence….it could also be a surge-then-slowdown scenario.

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Steve Case
Reply to  DMacKenzie
December 23, 2021 10:40 am

Those on-land glaciers probably move faster until they calve off the excess ice and get back to normal.
_______________________________________________________________

What do you mean “Get Back To Normal”? The current rate of snow fall, calving of icebergs, and quantity of sunshine is normal. The implication of the screeching headlines that the so-called mainstream media produces on a daily basis is that it isn’t normal and is in fact a new phenomenon caused by CO2 driven climate change.

In other words, please stop buying into the propaganda.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Steve Case
December 23, 2021 11:22 am

I bet most people- when they see a photo of calving glaciers- just assume it means the glaciers are going to be gone soon. This stupidity of course is encouraged by fear mongers.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Steve Case
December 23, 2021 12:48 pm

It is a matter of record and old photos that a majority of the mountain glaciers are smaller now than they were at the end of the little ice age. That’s fact…not propaganda. Some also have uncovered trees and artifacts from earlier warm periods. By “Get BackTo Normal” I mean something less than today’s rate of melting, maybe even accumulation…I will try to be clearer in future.

Steve Case
Reply to  DMacKenzie
December 23, 2021 8:23 pm

…I will try to be clearer in future.

(-: Thanks for the reply. Yes, the alpine glaciers are shrinking, and they have been shrinking for a very long time. As a kid I visited the Grinnell glacier and the Athabasca glacier in 1960. The rangers told us that the glaciers had been receding for a long time and pointed to the terminal moraine miles down the valley from the glacial snout.
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The Climate Bolsheviks would have us believe that the photo from 2005 indicates a looming catastrophic disaster.

Russ
December 23, 2021 6:16 am

Questions:
– who paid good money for study based on flawed models?
– how can any “scientific study” be credible when all the projection models are wrong?
– how can any scientist project out another 1,000 years when we can’t do simple stuff like solve fresh water supplies?
… 100% waste of time

Jules Guidry
Reply to  Russ
December 23, 2021 7:13 am

Or accurately predict the weather? Models are flawed and can be manipulated via the input from the “researcher”. “Garbage in, garbage out”. Trust science? Not very likely after all the crap the esteemed Fauxi and cohorts have spewed in the recent past.
Just sayin’.

Citizen Smith
Reply to  Jules Guidry
December 23, 2021 9:30 am

total garbage

To bed B
Reply to  Jules Guidry
December 23, 2021 10:11 am

It’s amusing that you are not allowed to pick out flaws of scientists who are not good at predicting weather, or hindcasting climate, unless you have a better explanation.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Russ
December 23, 2021 11:09 am

who paid good money for study based on flawed models?

A mirror would be useful in answering this common question

Derg
Reply to  Russ
December 23, 2021 1:18 pm

who paid good money for study based on flawed models?

Government

Ruleo
Reply to  Derg
December 24, 2021 3:10 am

No, taxpayers.

fretslider
December 23, 2021 6:24 am

“…could…”

And that really sums the whole thing up quite neatly.

When they say “continued global warming under current trends “, or more accurately continued global warming under the current narrative, I’m guessing they’re ignoring the vulcanism and the magma chamber etc under Western Antarctica.

“the latest generation of models” are worse than previous generations.

Zerstörung durch Fortschritte der Technologie

slow to follow
Reply to  fretslider
December 23, 2021 8:32 am

…”, or could not,”…

Three words that I can only presume the word count limit prevented them from keeping…

Nigel in California
Reply to  slow to follow
December 23, 2021 10:23 am

Haha, that’s funny.

mark from the midwest
December 23, 2021 6:28 am

And Stonehenge was built by dinosaurs!

fretslider
Reply to  mark from the midwest
December 23, 2021 6:32 am

‘Keystone’ species…

Fraizer
Reply to  mark from the midwest
December 23, 2021 8:05 am

Stonehenge COULD have been built by dinosaurs.
FIFY.

Reply to  mark from the midwest
December 23, 2021 8:06 am

“… dinosaurs could have been responsible for…”

Sara
Reply to  mark from the midwest
December 23, 2021 9:57 am

No, no! Stonehenge was my 7th grade art project. I had to practically bend my parents over backwards to get the money out of them for the pylons and the top jambs, and then paying for a lawn & garden shop to go in and make it look like the grass had been growing there for centuries – that wasn’t cheap, either! (If you believe that story, then I’ve already been skating on the canals the Martians built.)

Coach Springer
December 23, 2021 6:33 am

“Could” “As much as” “the year 3000”. The horror. The horror.

Also, what in the name of science would cause them to think “current trend” will last another 900 years?

commieBob
Reply to  Coach Springer
December 23, 2021 6:51 am

Once again we have a professional writer doing her level best to make scientists look stupid and incompetent.

Having said the above, the scientists in question have not exactly covered themselves in glory. Strong circumpolar atmospheric and oceanic currents pretty much insulate Antarctica from the rest of the world’s climate. What would cause that to change should be a major part of the story.

Sara
Reply to  Coach Springer
December 23, 2021 9:58 am

Always follow the money, Coach. Always….

H B
Reply to  Coach Springer
December 23, 2021 12:53 pm

by the year 3000 we will be well into the next glaciation

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RickWill
Reply to  H B
December 23, 2021 4:27 pm

We are already 400 years into the current cycle of glaciation but not much to show for it yet. Even 1000 years from now glaciation will be barely noticeable. But by the year 7,000 it will be serious stuff. Most current coastal infrastructure will be inland.

Dakota Denier
December 23, 2021 6:34 am

“explored the long-term perspective for the Antarctic ice sheet beyond the 21st century under global-warming conditions, assuming late 21st-century climatic conditions remain constant.”

Given that the entire premise for this “study” is climate change, assuming that current climate remains constant for the next millennium seems rather absurd.

Climate believer
December 23, 2021 6:37 am

How much longer do we have to listen to this fantasy?

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Ron Long
December 23, 2021 6:38 am

Professors that are not as smart as Barry Obama, who bought a seaside house? Next.

fretslider
Reply to  Ron Long
December 23, 2021 7:12 am

Dr Obama confirmed the experimental result of a similar purchase by Dr Al Gore

That’s how science works…

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Reply to  fretslider
December 23, 2021 8:46 am

Clever! However, technically, Prof. Gore’s purchase was not very similar. My recollection is that his almost-$9M Montecito mansion has an “ocean view,” but it is a significant elevation uphill from the actual water.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1504-E-Mountain-Dr-Santa-Barbara-CA-93108/15880573_zpid/
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Prof. Obama home’s however… well, here’s a photo:
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Very nice digs.

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Ron Long
Reply to  Dave Burton
December 23, 2021 9:01 am

Also, Dave, AlGore does not have a doctorate degree, in reality he flunked out of Seminary School. How do you do that?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Ron Long
December 23, 2021 10:38 am

Be an atheist or agnostic?

Yooper
Reply to  Dave Burton
December 23, 2021 9:21 am

Didn’t Barry buy the oceanfront house in Hawaii that was used in Magnum P. I. ? That one is at sea level.

To bed B
Reply to  Dave Burton
December 23, 2021 10:21 am

However, technically, Prof. Gore’s purchase was not very similar. My recollection is that his almost- 10 x a pleb’s home carbon footprint Montecito mansion has an “ocean view,” but it is a significant elevation uphill, so when Antarctic is the only habitable continent, he will just need to turn up the water chiller in his 10 000 gallon pool.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Dave Burton
December 23, 2021 10:37 am

To paraphrase Mel Brooks, “It’s good to be president.”

RickWill
Reply to  Dave Burton
December 23, 2021 4:32 pm

The linked image shows the view from Kevin Rudd’s house. He Is Australia’s climate fanatic and now deeply ensconced in the UN’s effort to control the world.
https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/0mXqnGO0.V_Yn90HqYmIlg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTUwNQ–/https://media-mbst-pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com/creatr-uploaded-images/2020-07/ae898d40-bcc9-11ea-bdce-b3ea45724657

Mr.
Reply to  RickWill
December 23, 2021 4:52 pm

Is his house in a place called “Hypocrite Heights”?

Derg
Reply to  fretslider
December 23, 2021 1:19 pm

Don’t forget the UN building in New York

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Ron Long
December 23, 2021 11:29 am

regarding Martha’s Vineyard, all aside from the sea possibly rising- is the reality that the vineyard and all of Cape Cod is nothing more than a terminal moraine and they are not going to last long geologically speaking- they’re nothing more than sand piles that the sea will chew up – even if the sea was slowly going down

At least George H.W. Bush’s coastal house in Maine is up on a cliff that will last many thousands of years even if the sea continues to rise at current rates.

M Courtney
December 23, 2021 6:42 am

If this prediction is true it matters not a jot.
Either we will have advanced our technology to deal with the issue in 1,000 years time.
Or we have had rather more problems than rising sea levels.

This is like King Harold worrying about a lack of RADAR defenses against the Luftwaffe while ignoring William the Conqueror.

TonyG
Reply to  M Courtney
December 23, 2021 12:17 pm

If this prediction is true it matters not a jot.

I’m not so sure. 1000 years is a REALLY SHORT TIME to move that far! We might not make it!

Gunga Din
Reply to  M Courtney
December 23, 2021 4:49 pm

And, during that 1,000 years time, I’m sure our progeny’s progeny’s … would have figured out that’s it’s time to move to higher ground.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  M Courtney
December 24, 2021 8:03 am

This is like King Harold worrying about a lack of RADAR defences against the Luftwaffe while ignoring William the Conqueror.

Great comment. Pity you were not part of the peer review process!

Doug Danhoff
December 23, 2021 6:43 am

This is based on a model with the assumption that the climate will remain the same for the next 800 years.. There are video games more viable than this.

Reply to  Doug Danhoff
December 23, 2021 8:11 am

First off, with the inverse log effectiveness of CO2 as a greenhouse gas, and with the limited supply of fossil fuels, there is no possible way to “continue the trend” for much longer. And that is assuming all the recent warming is a result of CO2 (dubious at best).

Shanghai Dan
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
December 23, 2021 8:37 am

Au contraire! You forget about the Moore’s Law Applied to CO2. It states that, in order to meet model results, the effect of CO2 must increase exponentially with linear increase in presence. Such that it can cause an acceleration, rather than a logarithmic reduction, in warming.

It’s Science.

Reply to  Doug Danhoff
December 23, 2021 12:39 pm

Just for fun, I googled “craziest video games” and looked at the first list that popped up. Only about half of them were less realistic than this.

Aetiuz
December 23, 2021 6:48 am

The study “used the latest generation of models to estimate the impact of global warming on the ice sheet”.

Did the study, study whether the latest generation of models was better than the older generation of models? Did the study, study whether any generation of models ever made any valid predictions?

That seems like a key point. Because if no generation of the models ever made any valid predictions, why would I think a prediction about nine hundred years in the future is any good?

The authors might want to reexamine their statement that: “This study demonstrates clearly that the impact of 21st-century climate change on the Antarctic ice sheet extends well beyond the 21st century itself”.

The study doesn’t clearly demonstrate anything if the models aren’t any good. Is there any evidence the models are any good? I didn’t think so.

Reply to  Aetiuz
December 23, 2021 7:17 am

The models are only good at getting funding for further studies using models.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Aetiuz
December 23, 2021 7:18 am

But these are best ever models

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
December 23, 2021 10:40 am

Which doesn’t say much!

Reply to  Aetiuz
December 23, 2021 8:12 am

The beauty of “the latest generation of models” is that they are too new to have been proven wrong yet.

December 23, 2021 6:50 am

When you know it’s models and the word “could” is used, you know to file the study in the rubbish bin.

Reply to  Phillip Bratby
December 23, 2021 8:12 am

The round file.

Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
December 23, 2021 8:38 am

That’s the one – under my desk.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
December 23, 2021 11:32 am

into your wood stove

Adriaan
December 23, 2021 7:01 am

Dont worry.
The graph show 25 cm max in 2100!

Right-Handed Shark
December 23, 2021 7:02 am

A team of researchers from Hokkaido University, The University of Tokyo and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) explored the long-term perspective for the Antarctic ice sheet beyond the 21st century under global-warming conditions, assuming late 21st-century climatic conditions remain constant.”

That’s OK then, for a moment there I thought they might be projecting some implausible scenario.

The Dark Lord
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
December 23, 2021 8:18 am

we haven’t had a constant climatic trend in the last 200 years so any assumption that we could for the next 900 years is pure fantasy

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
December 23, 2021 10:42 am

In reality, it is the alarmists that deny that climate changes. They are projecting when they accuse skeptics of being deniers.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 23, 2021 1:14 pm

You’re exactly right. It’s the art of confession through projection that the gives meat to the Leftist rants.

Cheshire Red
December 23, 2021 7:19 am

If I lose 5 stone, have a facelift, get all my teeth and both dodgy knees fixed and land a $100M lottery jackpot, I might, might, end up in bed with Jennifer Aniston.

Don’t laugh at the back. In the la-la world of ‘modelling’ it seems anything is ‘possible’.

saveenergy
Reply to  Cheshire Red
December 23, 2021 9:33 am

Dont worry about the weight, facelift, teeth & knees:
If you land a $100M lottery jackpot, you can end up in bed with me !!!

MARTIN BRUMBY
Reply to  Cheshire Red
December 23, 2021 12:29 pm

Nowadays all you need to do is assert that you ARE Jennifer Aniston.

Job done. Simple.

TedL
December 23, 2021 7:25 am

Zoe Phin recently did an analysis of sea-ice extent. Sea ice is increasing in area in the southern hemisphere. https://phzoe.com/2021/11/28/global-sea-ice-area/

Rud Istvan
December 23, 2021 7:30 am

Computer simulations are NOT scientific experiments, contrary to the publication’s assertion. And Antarctica has not ‘tipped’ before. O’Leary’s paper to the contrary is provable academic misconduct, explained in essay ‘By Land or By Sea’ in ebook Blowing Smoke.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Rud Istvan
December 23, 2021 10:49 am

Computer simulations are NOT scientific experiments, …

Correct! They are complex hypotheses that are quantified with iterative computer models that contain numerous subjective assumptions called parameterizations, and are almost impossible to verify. Despite being tuned to historical records, they do a poor job of replicating history.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 23, 2021 11:35 am

They aren’t even hypotheses – they are merely suppositions.

Mr.
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
December 23, 2021 4:56 pm

“conjecture” aptly describes climate modeling.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
December 24, 2021 9:14 am

I think that they meet the requirement of being formal hypotheses. A conjecture is more along the lines of “I think it may snow tomorrow.”

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 23, 2021 1:59 pm

But playing at computer stuff is really fun and you get exactly the results you want, with the least work and the biggest reward.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Rory Forbes
December 24, 2021 9:23 am

Actually, having some experience myself with System Dynamics computer modeling, I was surprised how often my intuition was wrong about a system with numerous linear feedback loops. It may be an indication of a programming error, or incorrect assumptions about a feedback loop. However, I concluded that the human mind just isn’t capable of intuitively analyzing very complex non-linear systems.

The beauty of the way climate modeling is practiced is that rather than looking for problems in the code, or feedback flow chart, they just adjust tunable parameters to get the result that their inadequate intuition tells them they should be getting. /sarc

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 24, 2021 9:40 am

🙂 … yes, climate modeling must be very satisfying in that way. Uncertainty can be extremely frustrating.

Merry Christmas …

Giordano Milton
December 23, 2021 7:39 am

When the sun becomes a red giant, all the ice will melt.

Politicians need more now power to stop this future event.

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ScarletMacaw
Reply to  Giordano Milton
December 23, 2021 8:16 am

Yes. If climate change is not abated the whole planet will be consumed in an inferno in 4.5 billion years! Time to panic!

griff
December 23, 2021 7:48 am

and why wouldn’t it?

The ice isn’t floating and it is melting, glaciers are fragmenting.

a simple calculation shows this is quite possible.

and this is surely an indication of trouble…

Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier ice shelf could collapse in 5 years | Science News

Robert W Turner
Reply to  griff
December 23, 2021 8:09 am

Simpletons have been proclaiming “indications of trouble” from what they read in the media for centuries. Some things will never change, but the climate is guaranteed to [back to a glacial period].

ScarletMacaw
Reply to  griff
December 23, 2021 8:13 am

I “could” win the lottery.

Reply to  griff
December 23, 2021 8:14 am

Antarctic continental ice is growing. Sea ice is rebounding from it’s recent dip. What are you even talking about?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
December 23, 2021 10:53 am

He/she/it is trying to reassure him/her/itself that their beliefs are justified. The problem is, 5 years is such a short time that they may still be around and someone here may remember the claim and ask why it didn’t happen.

Peter W
Reply to  griff
December 23, 2021 8:17 am

I will happily wait for any real proof that your prediction is correct.

Redge
Reply to  griff
December 23, 2021 10:00 am

Griff mate, you really are silly

Look up Thwaites and volcanic activity and learn something new

Of course, many of us here have known about the volcanic activity for years but climate seancers still conveniently forget to mention

Sara
Reply to  griff
December 23, 2021 10:06 am

Yeah, but in the late 1950s, I was sitting on my dad’s living room couch, looking at black & white photos in the National Geographic, of penguins panting in the heat of Antarctic summer. The temperature was SO WARM that the snow on the ground had melted, uncovering gravel on the shoreline. I believe that was part of the IGY program that National Geographic was covering at the time. So, y’see, Arctic and Antarctic meltbacks and refill happen constantly. It ain’t something new.

And Ice floats because it’s full of teensy-weensy air bubbles. If that weren’t the case, the ice in your soda will sink right to the bottom of your glass and you’ll still have warm tea instead of iced tea.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Sara
December 23, 2021 10:56 am

Actually, ice increases in volume even in the absence of entrained air bubbles. Air just makes it even more buoyant.

Sara
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 23, 2021 12:50 pm

It’s a lot more fun to play with that way, isn’t it? I seldom see truly clear ice anywhere, even at McD’s, so if it floats, fine by me. The only truly clear ice I’ve ever seen was on a slow river in mid-winter and it looked so thin that no one in their right mind would risk a step on it.

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fretslider
Reply to  griff
December 23, 2021 11:21 am

Scientists have known for years that subglacial volcanoes and other geothermal “hotspots” are contributing to the melting of the Thwaites Glacier.

Nice try griff

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  griff
December 23, 2021 11:36 am

Tony Heller: “Alarming Trend In Climate Propaganda”

TonyG
Reply to  griff
December 23, 2021 12:18 pm

Because absolutely nothing else is going to change over the next 1000 years, griff?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  TonyG
December 23, 2021 2:08 pm

LOL … exactly. That was the 1st thought I had when I read the subject line. What kind of moron would believe that the present weather conditions would remain unchanged for the next millennium? Doesn’t Griffy believe in “climate change”?

Ed Zuiderwijk
December 23, 2021 8:07 am

On the other hand by the year 3000 the next glaciation could be in full flow and sea levels could drop by 10s of meters, if not 100s.

Peter W
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
December 23, 2021 8:19 am

I am certain that Milutin would agree with you.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
December 23, 2021 11:38 am

or Earth COULD be taken over by aliens from another galaxy

cerescokid
December 23, 2021 8:21 am

Slow news week. This article will feed the beast known as the leftwing media which is looking for catastrophic stories so they can increase their readership and ratings.

Joe Crawford
Reply to  cerescokid
December 23, 2021 10:10 am

Ah.. the days of the yellow journals have returned, both in print and video. At least we now have something funny to watch and/or read since the demise of the classic Sunday funnies.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  cerescokid
December 23, 2021 11:42 am

and in case y’all missed Mickey Mann’s item in the Bah-stin Globe

“Global destruction isn’t funny, but when it comes to the climate crisis, it might have to be”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/12/21/opinion/global-destruction-isnt-funny-when-it-comes-climate-crisis-it-might-have-be/?p1=BGSearch_Overlay_Results

He says, “Science isn’t finished until it’s successfully communicated. ‘Don’t Look Up’ succeeds not because it’s funny and entertaining, but because it’s serious sociopolitical commentary posing as comedy.”
Any scientist who thinks science is ever finished is *&^%$ moron.

December 23, 2021 8:32 am

Meanwhile, in the real world:

1. Most of Antarctica averages more than forty degrees below zero. So a couple of degrees of warming can’t possibly “melt” it.

2. The inverted lapse rate over most of Antarctica means that GHGs don’t warm it, anyhow, they chill it. (Though they do have a warming effect over the Southern Ocean.)

3. Supply constraints ensure that mankind will not be able to continue to burn fossil fuels at the current high rate through the rest of the millennium. If our descendants don’t shift mainly to other energy sources (probably nuclear) within a century or two, they will freeze in the dark.

4. Natural negative carbon feedbacks are already removing about 2.5 ppmv of CO2 from the atmosphere each year, and that rate is increasing. So when mankind transitions from fossil fuels to nuclear power for most energy, and CO2 emissions decline, the atmospheric CO2 level will plateau and then begin to fall, and soon the scary climate threat of the day will once again be global cooling, not warming.

Antarctica gains ice mass by snowfall accumulation, and loses it by several processes, including iceberg calving (twenty years ago it calved an iceberg they called B-22, which was 85 km long by 65 km wide!), sublimation, and melting where the ice is in contact with the ocean. In Antarctica, the sum of those last three processes is approximately equal to the snowfall accumulation, with the result that the ice mass trend is very flat. It is so close to zero that scientists are unsure whether Antarctica is gaining or losing ice.

The latest and most comprehensive NASA study is Zwally, et al (2021). It reports an Antarctic ice mass trend of −12 ±64 Gt/yr, which is a fancy way of saying “approximately zero.”

The melting is mostly “basal melting” of the the undersides of floating ice shelves. Ice shelves are made up of ice which has flowed downhill from the ice sheet & glaciers, and is now floating on the ocean.

When that floating ice is still attached to the land it’s called ice shelves, and when it breaks off and floats away it’s called icebergs. W/r/t its effect on sea-level, it doesn’t matter which it is: floating ice is floating ice. The displacement and the effect on sea-level are unaffected by whether the ice is attached to the land or detached and floating away, and also unaffected by whether it melts.

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Dave Burton
December 23, 2021 11:00 am

“approximately zero.”

No. The uncertainty is so high that an honest person would say “We don’t know.”

Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 24, 2021 1:51 am

Clyde wrote, The uncertainty is so high that an honest person would say ‘We don’t know.'”

Well, I did say, “It is so close to zero that scientists are unsure whether Antarctica is gaining or losing ice.”

Is “scientists are unsure” close enough to “we don’t know?”

−12 ±64 Gt/yr = a contribution of less than one inch of sea-level change per century.

Do you think it is wrong to call that “approximately zero?”

bdgwx
Reply to  Dave Burton
December 24, 2021 7:31 am

“we don’t know” is ±∞ Gt/yr. But here we have ±64 Gt/yr. Is it perfect? Nope. Is it better than “we don’t know”? Yes…infinitely better…literally.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Dave Burton
December 24, 2021 9:35 am

Let’s reframe the issue. Assume that there is a ramp with a slope between -76 and +52 degrees (−12 ±64). The probability that the ramp has a slope of exactly zero is very low. If it were zero, a marble placed on it would not roll. Therefore, we can say that if a marble were placed on the ramp it will probably roll. However, what direction? We would have to honestly say that we “don’t know.” There is a slight probability favoring the negative direction; however, we really don’t know!

Bruce Cobb
December 23, 2021 8:38 am

The Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6…

Skkkkkkknnnxxxx! Oops. Fell asleep there. What?

December 23, 2021 8:48 am

Anyone who thinks they can predict the weather 1000 years from now is dumber than their conclusion.

Mike McHenry
Reply to  co2isnotevil
December 23, 2021 12:13 pm

Or smoking something!

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Mike McHenry
December 23, 2021 6:36 pm

Probably both …

Thomas Gasloli
December 23, 2021 8:49 am

Are they talking about the ice sheet that floats on the sea, or, the glacier on the continent?
The melting of floating ice cannot increase the volume of the sea, therefore, no increase in sea level.

Terry
December 23, 2021 8:54 am

I take it this means the holocene, overdue as it is, won’t happen – at least not by 3000.

Disputin
December 23, 2021 9:14 am

What utter bilge.

saveenergy
December 23, 2021 9:22 am

Started reading, but looked for PUBLICATION DATE
then saw …

METHOD OF RESEARCH
Computational simulation/modeling”

So stopped reading !

I’m sure we all drowned when the last bit fell off.

Joao Martins
December 23, 2021 9:29 am

Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet could cause multi-meter rise in sea levels by the end of the millennium
This goes far beyond the Portuguese tongue-twister: “Se cá nevasse fazia-se cá ski” (if there would be snowfalls in here then we could practice skiing)

There is clearly missing one conditional in the title:

” Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet, if it would occur, could cause multi-meter rise in sea levels by the end of the millennium “

Sara
Reply to  Joao Martins
December 23, 2021 10:10 am

They never ask how come the iced tea in your glass doesn’t overflow when the ice cubes melt, do they?

Joao Martins
Reply to  Sara
December 23, 2021 12:14 pm

No… they do not have a model to account for how much evaporates and how much would overflow if it would not evaporate… That is a difficult question that to be answered needs a deep knowledge of physics and a lot of supercomputer calculation time…

Sara
Reply to  Joao Martins
December 23, 2021 12:53 pm

Now that is truly funny, even though it isn’t meant that way. 🙂

bdgwx
Reply to  Sara
December 23, 2021 1:45 pm

They already know why it doesn’t overflow so there’s no reason to investigate further. In fact, it is common enough knowledge that the authors don’t even need to cite the physical principals used in the ISMIP6 models in this regard. And you’ll notice in the paper there is very detailed schematics of the topography of the WAIS grounding elevations. I thought it was rather obvious why the WAIS SLR contribution flattens out around 2600 myself. For those who didn’t make the connection notice that that by year 2600 the WAIS has depleted to sea level and because the ice to water volume ratio is about 0.9 that means most remaining ice mass loss after 2600 does not contribute to SLR since most is below sea level. In fact, contrary to the insinuation that these scientists were too stupid to consider ice-water densities and whether or not the ice was above or below sea level they even considered the effects of the isostatic rebound of the bedrock below the melting ice.

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Sam Capricci
December 23, 2021 9:37 am

I live at about 70 foot elevation. So does this mean if I hang out for another thousand years I might have Ocean front property? Cool, I can invite guests to come to my beachfront property for a swim.

goldminor
Reply to  Sam Capricci
December 23, 2021 3:52 pm

The more likely scenario 1000 years from now would be that sea level will be dropping as the NH starts building its ice sheets.

Sara
December 23, 2021 9:44 am

“…assuming late 21st-century climatic conditions remain constant.”

Assuming? Does that make an *ss of them, instead of me? Are they really arrogant enough to think that they can predict the weather, never mind climate, for a period of 1800 years??

Please, can we be grownups here and stop pretending that this planet is static (like Mars), just once? This is ridiculous. And Mars isn’t really static, either. It has seasons, just like Earth.

1 – Everything shows – EVERYTHING – that the climate does NOT remain static, never has, never will.

2 – Hoomans cannot control anything at all, including their own GI tracts, so what makes them think they can make an 1800 year forecast that comes even vaguely close to reality?

3 – I want my tax money back from whoever paid for this nonsense.

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Sara
December 23, 2021 11:04 am

…assuming late 21st-century climatic conditions remain constant.

That is grammatically and logically equivalent to “If pigs could fly!” The basic assumption is that climate can be static for 1,000 years. That is implicitly the kind of climate change denial that alarmists accuse skeptics of holding to.

Sara
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
December 24, 2021 10:07 am

Which side of the Milankovich cycle are we on right now? Toward the Sun or starting to point away from it? Don’t know, but it’s part of the cycle of things, and I ought to know. My bad.

Clyde Spencer
December 23, 2021 10:19 am

Considering what tectonics and isostatic adjustment have done over the last 1,000 years in the Mediterranean and Scandinavia, respectively, should we really be concerned about sea level rise in the year 3,000? Or, should we just accept that living near the coast will result in changes that will probably result in problems?

Larry Sprague
December 23, 2021 10:20 am

As long as we are making assumptions, let’s look at the cost of spending $1,000 to mitigate global warming. If we assume a (real) long-term growth rate of 2% per year, then in 1,000 years there will be approximately 27 doublings. This means that the $1,000 spent to mitigate the problem will have cost approximately $134 billion in lost future growth. Ten thousand dollars in fruitless climate change expenditures will cost 1.34 trillion dollars!

Observer
December 23, 2021 10:23 am

Isn’t it obvious?

They’re tired of getting busted when their predictions don’t come true after a few decades.

The only way out of this is to make the predictions so far into the future that they’ll never have to compare them to reality.

bdgwx
December 23, 2021 10:46 am

That is a really interesting publication. I guess I had been under the impression that given RCP8.5 with a post 2100 ceteris paribus scenario the entirety of Antarctica sheet would melt within a few thousand years. The research here seems to indicate that there would a rapid decline in the WAIS up to 2600 with a slow final melt out to 3000. The EAIS, which contains about 90% of the AGL ice in the region, remains relatively intact up to 3000. Assuming I did the calculation right at the 1000 year rate in the simulation it would take over 100,000 years to deplete the EAIS. I suspect in reality feedbacks would begin accelerating the melt in the EAIS so I definitely would not expect a timeframe that long, but it does help me constrain my own expectation of ice sheet loss. I’m sure cryosphere experts have been aware of all these details for decades. I am but a novice and haven’t spent a lot of time researching the ice sheets yet so reading this publication was very interesting.

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aussiecol
Reply to  bdgwx
December 23, 2021 12:41 pm

Maybe those models can also tell us when major volcanic eruptions are going to erupt in that time period which would make any future climate assumptions superfluous. So many unknown unknowns just makes this whole alarmist nonsense a joke.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  bdgwx
December 28, 2021 9:45 am

Linear extrapolation of current rates of melting for ice near sea level ignores the lapse rate and absence of sea water melting ice under water. The interior is so cold that it will take a very long time before the interior ice even approaches the melting point, and then the phase transition energy requirements will slow the process down.

Pat from kerbob
December 23, 2021 10:51 am

Based on my reading, I think we are in more danger of aliens opening an inter dimensional rift in the pacific and sending through massive cloned monsters to kill us all thereby forcing us to construct massive robots to fight them.

I modeled it, if that helps.

What say you Griff? Since were diving off the cliff anyway?

Harves
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
December 23, 2021 11:54 am

According to alarmists, if you modelled it then it must be true. I just modelled the impact of me turning on all my home electric compliances at the same time and I destroyed the planet within 3 hours. Heeeelp, we’re all gonna die!!!
PS I’m undertaking an online course in climate change modelling. I think it’s the same one these guys took.

Zigmaster
December 23, 2021 10:53 am

Why not make predictions for the year 5000 or 10000 it make about as much sense. I must ensue that my great great great great great great great great x 50 children will have a world to live in.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Zigmaster
December 28, 2021 9:48 am

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and predict that by the year 10,000, we will be back in the grips of glaciation. If I’m wrong, get back to me and I’ll consider an apology for being wrong.

December 23, 2021 10:56 am

Dunno about any models, I do know Antarctica has not warmed in a statistically significant way for over 50 years, directly measured temps are not significantly changed throughout 60 years of recirds, with a record cold this winter. 21st Century has been the same as 20th, on the record.

Did they just make up something else or what?

Robert Hanson
Reply to  Brian R Catt
December 23, 2021 11:59 am

Yes, that’s why it’s called Climate Scientology.

Wharfplank
December 23, 2021 11:05 am

Claim: When the floor is hot lava, all of us will be forced to hop from furniture top to furniture top.

Joseph Zorzin
December 23, 2021 11:16 am

wow, as soon as the year 3000! OMG! run for the hills!

MarkW
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 23, 2021 5:25 pm

Wake me when we get to 2950.

Truthbknown
December 23, 2021 11:22 am

They said this same crap 30 years ago! I remember in 1998 they said NYC would be underwater by 2015…. Why do they print this idiotic crap? STOP IT!!!

gringojay
Reply to  Truthbknown
December 23, 2021 12:08 pm

Obviously that water has only been kept in check by lady-Liberty, who once comes out as trans-Liberty will even hold back the tide.

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bdgwx
Reply to  Truthbknown
December 23, 2021 1:04 pm

I think you mean 1988. I don’t disagree with your assessment that this prediction is “idiotic crap” except that I’d use more appropriate verbiage. It kind of implies that there is an accusation that those involved in proliferating that prediction are idiots which is too close to an ad-hominem attack for my liking. Anyway it turns out that this prediction originates not from scientists but from journalists including Bob Reiss, Suzy Hansen (no relation to James Hansen), Tony Heller, and even Anthony Watts himself. Perhaps you can direct your question regarding why it was printed to them. I advise avoiding the use of the word “idiot” in your query though.

https://youtu.be/WTRlSGKddJE?t=1137

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Pat from kerbob
Reply to  bdgwx
December 23, 2021 3:52 pm

This sort of thing is EXACTLY why Koonin wrote his book, media so far over the top they are heading for outer space.

And the so called climate scientists say nothing and let it pass.

Then a commenter on WUWT uses appropriate language and you come on here to gently chide them.

Instead why don’t you go on these alarmist sites and push bagainst this idiocy yourself, in person and everyday

Then you can be the person taking snide attacks and insults like “denier”.

In other words, as an alarmist why not put your money where your mouth is and make yourself useful.

bdgwx
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
December 23, 2021 8:01 pm

Chambers et al. 2021 is hardly what I’d call “idiotic crap”. It is a well written peer reviewed research regarding Antarctica’s ice sheet using the latest understanding of ice sheet dynamics. It’s not even close to being on par with Suzy Hansen and Bob Reiss making an erroneous prediction that New York would be underwater by 2018 which Tony Heller and Anthony Watts then dispensed to a wide audience with indifference to the fact that it was trying to pin the prediction on science when it actually originated from poor journalism.

And I think you have me confused with someone else. I hold back no punches debunking any claim not backed by the abundance of evidence regardless of which side of the spectrum it came from. This includes the many erroneous predictions proliferated by Al Gore and the likes. I’m constantly telling people to stop reading media opinions and interpretation which are often wrong and instead read what the science actually says. And I’ve never called anyone a “denier”. You are, of course, welcome to call me any name you want including “alarmist” or even “idiot” if you want and you can do so knowing that I will never retaliate in kind.

Geoffrey Williams
Reply to  bdgwx
December 24, 2021 12:07 am

It’s Xmas and I don’t wish ill upon anyone.
Let’s just agree that this study of the melting of Antartic is well . . silly.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  bdgwx
December 24, 2021 9:00 am

Wow
Talk about reading comprehension issues?
I’ve asked you as an alarmist to go and correct this garbage that gets published in the media
Instead I get gaslighted, the same as happened to Koonin with the fact-check” travesties of his book.

Be useful
Counter the insanity
Do it publicly and loudly

bdgwx
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
December 24, 2021 1:21 pm

Saying that New York would be underwater by now is a “garbage” alarmist prediction published by the media. Consider the “insanity” corrected. Let it be known that I condemn it shamelessly, publicly, and loudly.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
December 23, 2021 11:24 am

Hmmm, according to the graph, SLR will be negligible by 2100 CE (at most about 150 mm), so now we have to project out to 3000 CE. The noise you hear is the goalposts being moved.

December 23, 2021 12:43 pm

“by the year 3000 CE.“
Given the HUGE uncertainties in the assumptions, this is science fiction.

2hotel9
December 23, 2021 1:16 pm

Good thing it is re-freezing faster than melting. OOWW! Dodged a bullet there.

Shoki Kaneda
December 23, 2021 1:32 pm

And if all ice melts, all coastlines would be underwater. And if atmospheric temperature exceeds 260°C, brush will spontaneously combust. And if none of this happens, Climatistas will find new lies to spew.

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Mickey Reno
December 23, 2021 2:18 pm

In the year 1000 they didn’t even have auto-tune. Now, we can ‘predict’ the sea level a thousand years from now, using FORTRAN. It’s miraculous What a piece of work is Mann

I predict that Antarctic ice will grow as a result of a slightly warmer Southern Ocean, lowering the seas, slightly, but enough that the Florida Keys will join the Everglades swamp, and the Burmese Python will still be an invader species. Write it down. We’ll meet back here in 3000 to see how I did..

December 23, 2021 2:45 pm

Claim: the invasion of green three-eyed Vogons will result in lots of green people running around. Exxon knew.

ATheoK
December 23, 2021 4:37 pm

The Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (ISMIP6) was a major international effort that used the latest generation of models to estimate the impact of global warming on the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. The objective was to provide input for the recently published Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).”

More model fantasies and delusions.

Their predictive capabilities have repeatedly proven false.

Gunga Din
December 23, 2021 4:39 pm

Talk about moving the Goal Post!

Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
December 23, 2021 6:08 pm

Climate research simplified;

2.5 mm/yr x 980 yr. / 1000 mm/m = 2.45 meters ,

where’s my grant to study this?

Philo
December 23, 2021 6:24 pm

They’re having a H!! of a time ginning up a really realistic prognostication of the future- a nice, say, 980 years to wait. I expect the folks living then won’t give a rat’s jazz about a centuries old piece of newspaper, except that it survived somehow.

Maybe they’ll come back through a common time machine to find out really how awful they should feel about the poor ancients.

kwinterkorn
December 23, 2021 8:02 pm

Since we are speculating wildly, as in this article, what will happen to the sea level if we descend into the next ice age? Certainly that isas likely as their warming scenario.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  kwinterkorn
December 24, 2021 8:56 am

Far more likely
Guaranteed in fact

stinkerp
December 23, 2021 10:06 pm

Funny how the climate scientists alarmists never seem to notice that CO2 is increasing at the RCP8.5 rate but warming and sea level rise are increasing at the modest RCP2.6 rate. It’s almost as if they are science deniers. That’s what happens when you have your head buried so far up your models that you can’t see the real world.

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WXcycles
December 23, 2021 11:02 pm

What part of this is melting?
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WXcycles
Reply to  WXcycles
December 23, 2021 11:06 pm

Does this site not display .png now?

EDIT: disregard, just an extraordinarily long lag-time here to load it …

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John MCCUTCHEON
December 24, 2021 3:53 am

This is great news, the last land grab on Earth should be starting in about 500 years. Any way to stake an early claim? I think Climate believers should head down under right now and stake a claim in Antartica for the benefit of their decendants.

Walter Sobchak
December 24, 2021 2:40 pm

Playing computer games is not running experiments.

Gary Pearse
December 25, 2021 12:43 pm

I thought the Japanese researchers were more grounded in reality than other countries In the developed world. Their recent studies showing such things as 3 decades of no warming in Europe, notably France, Germany and Ireland as examples. Then this silliness using the highly improbable RCP8.5 model. WUWT?

Then I see the author is Christopher Chambers of Hokkaido U. (In things climate, social justice, wokehood and the expanding genders portfolio, I’m a bit down on Whitey -they invented all this stuff, managed it, became almost the only folk teaching it … )

Nevermind that Antarctic ice has bucked the CO2 trend throughout from the 1950s to the present.

Robroy33
January 1, 2022 9:12 am

So do all these ‘latest generation of models’ have purple hair, unshaven armpits, and nose rings too?…;\

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