NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.



    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.



    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.



    “We’re essentially in agreement with other studies that show an increase in ice discharge in the Antarctic Peninsula and the Thwaites and Pine Island region of West Antarctica,” said Jay Zwally, a glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study, which was published on Oct. 30 in the Journal of Glaciology. “Our main disagreement is for East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica – there, we see an ice gain that exceeds the losses in the other areas.” Zwally added that his team “measured small height changes over large areas, as well as the large changes observed over smaller areas.”

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    Al Gore should be arrested and charged with fraud.
     
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    And anyone in the Obama admin that tries to prosecute anyone for denying global warming should be charged for abuse of powers.
     
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    Just more proof of Global Warming, no wait, proof of Climate Change. See how bad it is, now we are going to get to cold and the oceans will freeze.

    They will spin it in some way, claiming it is really the proof they need.
     
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    That is because they are liars
     
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    So....global warming is apparently causing Antarctica to grow by about 200 billion tons of ice..... Doesn't sound like much warming is going on

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