Claim: Sea level rise from ice sheets track worst-case climate change scenario

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica whose melting rates are rapidly increasing have raised the global sea level by 1.8cm since the 1990s, and are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on…

First results from NASA’s ICESat-2 mission map 16 years of melting ice sheets

University of Washington Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, a team of scientists led by the University of Washington has made precise measurements…

Ice sheets impact core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle

University of Bristol The Earth’s carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our climate. Ice sheets which cover about 10 percent of…

Icebergs delay Southern Hemisphere future warming

Institute for Basic Science New research, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, has found that Antarctic icebergs can weaken and delay the effect of Global Warming in the…

Lakes discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet

From the University of Cambridge The subglacial lakes are the first to be identified in Greenland The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, discovered two subglacial lakes 800 metres below…

More settled science: The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is 20 million years older than thought

From the University of California – Santa Barbara West Antarctica ice sheet existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The results of research conducted by…

Surprise: Greenland ice gets a melt assist from Earth's hot mantle below

From the Helmholtz Association Greenland ice is melting — also from below Heat flow from the mantle contributes to the ice melt The Greenland ice sheet is melting from below,…

Oh, what a difference a year makes in Greenland melting

ARCTIC SUMMER SNOWSTORM By Joseph D’Aleo CCM Remember a year ago when few days of July ‘warmth’ with strong blocking over Greenland had the media abuzz over some melting? Last…

New study: Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet melt may be natural event, no consensus on cause

Ice sheets are the largest potential source of future sea level rise – and they also possess the largest uncertainty over their future behaviour From the University of Bristol Continuous…

Friday Funny (well maybe not so funny) – XKCD takes on the real climate threat

Sobering graphics to scale: ice sheets 21,000 years ago versus today’s skylines.

Why ice loss and sea level measurements via satellite and the new Shepherd et al paper are highly uncertain at the moment

There’s a paper (Shepherd et al) on ice loss and sea level rise that has been making the rounds in media (such as this article in Science Recorder, claiming it…

'Counterintuitive finding suggests that unexpected factors may govern a glacier's response to climate change'

From the University at Buffalo, new evidence that large ice sheets can grow/disappear quickly on decadal scales in response to regional temperature changes. A descriptive video follows. How fast can…

Greenland Ice Melt every 150 years is 'right on time'

UPDATE: see this new article on the issue, “Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last…

Historical Imagery of Greenland Glaciers Lessens Sea Level Rise Alarm

By Pat Michaels via World Climate Report A new study using historical images of glaciers in southeast Greenland to investigate glacier response to climate changes suggests that the recently observed…

Supraglacialslipsialidosis

From the University of Colorado at Boulder, worry over something that is a natural process that has happened for thousands of years. You gotta love this one: ” Catastrophic lake…

Don't bother with the 2C limit, the sea will swallow us anyway

From Rutgers University Global sea level likely to rise as much as 70 feet for future generations NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Even if humankind manages to limit global warming to…

Gosh, really?

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  some “could be might be” research with a possible conclusion. I wonder why there doesn’t seem to be evidence for a…

New paper: A high-resolution surface mass balance map of Antarctica shows "no significant trend in the 1979–2010 ice sheet"

Uh, oh. Another talking point bites the dust. Leif Svalgaard writes in to tell me of a significant new paper. While Gore, Hansen, Branson, and a gaggle of hangers on…

Hansen's Sea Shell Game

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an old con game that has been played on the suckers for hundreds and hundreds of years. It is done in various forms, with…

Little Bubbles, part 1

Guest Post by Caleb Shaw Preface:  Climate Scientists and School Girls – A humorous description of a layman trying to investigate the little bubbles in ice cores,  involving both the…

Antarctic ice models "not correct", sea level rise "complicated"

There’s some surprising reaction to the press release we covered on WUWT recently. Here’s some excerpts: