Paul Homewood's analysis: 'The study only looks at data since 1992. The Mail’s headline that “Antarctica is losing SIX TIMES more ice a year than it was in the 1970s “ is totally fake, as there is no data for the 1970s. Any estimates of ice loss in the 1970s and 80s are pure guesswork, and have never been part of this NASA IMBIE study, or previous ones.'
'The claim that the ice loss is due to global warming is fake. It is a change in ocean current that is responsible, and nothing to do with global warming.'
'Quite simply, nobody has the faintest idea whether the ice cap is growing or shrinking, never mind by how much, as the error margins and uncertainties are so huge. The best guide to such matters comes from tide gauges around the world. And these continue to show that sea levels are rising no faster then mid 20thC, and at a rate of around 8 inches per century.'
Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry: Mean global sea level has risen at a slow creep for more than 150 years; since 1900, global mean sea level has risen about 7-8 inches. The implications of the highest values of projected sea-level rise under future climate change scenarios are profound, with far-reaching socioeconomic and environmental implications. However, these projections are regarded as deeply uncertain and the highest of these projections strain credulity...
Recent research has concluded that there is no consistent or compelling evidence that recent rates of sea level rise are abnormal in the context of the historical records back to the 19th century that are available across Europe...
Tide gauges also show that rates of global mean sea level rise between 1920 and 1950 were comparable to recent rates.
Study by Dr. Nils-Axel Morner who headed the Department of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics at Stockholm University. Published in the Journal of Environmental Sciences. Morner was also past president of the INQUA Commission on Sea level changes and coastal dynamics (1999-2003).
Excerpts: "All talk about a disastrous sea level rise by 2100 is nothing but scaremongering and deliberate harassment of the public by the IPCC (2013, 2018) and its media proponents."
"It is a serious mistake to claim that global sea level is in a phase of rapid rise. Observationally based facts document a present changes in absolute (eustatic) sea level ranging between ±0.0 and +1.0 mm/yr. This poses no threats what so ever. In New York City, sea level is rising at a rate of +2.84 mm/yr, which would imply an additional rise in sea level by 23.3 cm by 2100, a modest rise that can be handled without problems."