Thursday, March 02, 2006

Antartica is melting. The end is near.

Independent Online Edition > Environment: "The first satellite study of the continent's ice inventory has revealed that Antarctica is releasing around 35 cubic miles of water into the sea each year.

This is equivalent to an increase in global sea level of about 0.4mm a year. This would account for between 20 and 50 per cent of the average rise seen each year for the past century."

Yippie! The ice sheets are melting! Now we have to rethink our assesment of global warming! The oceans rose 0.04cm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Head for the hills, californa will soon be off the map.

The method that they measured the total ice mass with is pretty darn spectacular. Using 2 satilites, they measuered the "changes in the gravitational pull of the continent". Pardon me, but don't other masses in the area affect gravity? Like perhaps erosion of the seabed to other areas, or a mass migration of penguins trying to escape the drastically escelating tempuratures?

This story, and pretty much the entire joke of global warming is rubbish.


Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

You may be right. Thanks for the link.

Palm boy said...

Your welcome.