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Old Yesterday, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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..it's melting now...because it's summer and the hottest month of the year there

Greenland gains ice for 9 months each year...and then loses ice for 3 months of summer

Greenland > http://polarportal.dk/fileadmin/pola..._SM_day_EN.png

...and every summer we get the same clap trap about it melting from the nut jobs
You are getting bad info again...

The long term trend since the 1970s is accelerating ice mass loss. This is confirmed by gravity satellite measurements over the past 9 years which find that the rate of ice mass loss has doubled over the last 9 years. Just as with Antarctica, Greenland's ice sheet contribution to rising sea levels is continuously and rapidly growing.

In 1996, the rate of ice mass loss had increased to 97 gigatonnes per year. In 2007, the ice mass loss increased rapidly to 267 gigatonnes per year.

https://skepticalscience.com/greenla...termediate.htm
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Old Today, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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The bottom line is: we don't know yet. There's no consensus.

Our understanding of local ice mass balance is still rudimentary. Give it about ten years and we might have enough data points to see if melts like this are within natural variability. With ten more years of satellite data we could even start parameterizing for them.

Until then, any alarmism over it is politics rather than science.

This would be a logical way to think about climate and the need to gather more scientific evidence...if we had another earth to live on. We don't. Do we really want to place our bets on the side that thinks it's just "politics"?
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Old Today, 10:36 AM
 
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This would be a logical way to think about climate and the need to gather more scientific evidence...if we had another earth to live on. We don't. Do we really want to place our bets on the side that thinks it's just "politics"?
So what would you do to convince a fractious climatology community that we're mainly to blame for Greenland melting?

How about another climate scientology pilgrimage to the arctic, like those boating expeditions that get stuck every year in polar ice that isn't supposed to be there? Perhaps we can do that again and invite more ridicule and disrepute onto the scientific community.

Failing that, how about a trust fund for polar bears?
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