Geochemist: Chilling the melting Antarctic hysteria – ‘Thawing of glaciers is historically followed by refreezing’
'Erosion of Antarctica’s glaciers has proceeded unabated since the end of the last ice age and continued slowly through the past century to the present day. Passage of time, even millennia, would be required before enough ice melted to raise sea levels by the 12 to 13 feet mentioned in recent news accounts, assuming the rate of about 7 inches per century remains constant...Statements suggesting man-made carbon dioxide somehow triggers high-velocity circumpolar winds over the Southern Ocean is speculative for a region already notorious for high winds and treacherous seas.
Carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by man’s activities since 1950 (the post-World War II industrial expansion) has contributed little to global-scale warming compared with natural processes that dominate climate. Increasing carbon dioxide and slowly melting ice do not signal the imminent destruction of the West Antarctic Ice Shelf, as a New York Times reporter admitted in a May 12 article.
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