Which is strange and more than a little funny because I ordered a scotch with ice last night and suddenly I became totally distracted by a young woman at the bar. She had that “come hither” look, I swear. I was mesmorized, but that’s not my point.
By the time she slapped me and walked away, I noticed all the ice in my drink had melted, causing the scotch to overflow and literally flood the entire bar. Now I got like five people mad at me; so I’d like these “scientists” at NASA to ‘splain that one to the bartender, owner and the two other regulars at Timmy Nolan’s Pub.
Our guy Jeff Dunetz at Lidblog has the story:um… he’s not trapped. He can actually swim. True story.
We can put away the snorkels, SCUBA suits, and extremely long straws the Antarctic isn’t going to melt and drown us all. In actuality, according to NASA the Antarctic ice is getting thicker faster than it’s losing it. According to the study the southern ice cap is getting thicker which is more than making up for the losses in geography reported by the UN’s IPCC.
The new study, published in the Journal of Glaciology, doesn’t totally undermine the handful of studies showing significant glacier, ice sheet and sea ice shrinkage. Instead, if offers evidence of previously unaccounted gains.
The new tallies reveal an annual net gain of 112 billion tons [of ice] between 1992 and 2001. Annual gains of 82 billion tons were observed between 2003 and 2008.
“The research challenges the conclusions of other studies, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2013 report, which says that Antarctica is overall losing land ice.
um… he’s not drowning. He can actually swim. True story.
According to the new analysis of satellite data, the Antarctic ice sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001. That net gain slowed to 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008.
My point here is that water displaces it’s own volume and anybody who’s had a glass of anything with ice and it COMPLETELY MELTS, the amount of liquid left not only doesn’t spill over, it falls slightly due to the tiny amounts of air trapped in all ice and snow. I’m a Jameson guy if we ever meet. Just a head’s up.
… um, it’s just shrinkage. True story.
Same with all ice, Al Gore – but you don’t have to tell him – Mr. Gore recently purchased a home with an ocean view in California and if he really believed the Chicken Little global warming scam, wouldn’t he have purchased a home in the mountains?
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