And it immediately froze. Interesting how NASA gets all fired up about 1 mm of water on the Greenland Ice Sheet, yet barely mentions that sea levels FELL in both 2010 and 2011.
In response to NASA’s hysterical announcement about “unprecedented” ice melt in Greenland, “one commentator on Junk Science says there was no more than 1 mm water on the ice. The thaw lasted from July 8th to July 12th,” says reader Argiris Diamantis.
“One mm water on top of two miles of ice during five summer days.”
“And how cold is it in Greenland in winter time?” asks Diamantis. “One time Paul Driessen went there during the winter, he found out that it was minus 50 degrees Celsius inside his tent, and minus 75 degrees outside. Colder than the cold records of Verkhoyansk and Ojmjakom. The findings of Paul Driessen are no official temperature data, but I believe him. “
“The MSN paid little or no attention to Driessen’s trip, says Diamantis. “But now, with 1 mm of water on top of two miles of ice for a few days, they make it into a great news story.”
Note: I don’t know how that commentator came up with the 1-mm-of-water number, but it sounds plausible, because what happened is that the temperature rose above zero. Above ZERO for crying out loud! And then it froze.
Well whoop de doo. I doubt that any of that water had time to run into the sea.
Interesting how NASA gets all fired up about 1 mm of water – about the thickness of a fingernail – on the Greenland Ice Sheet, while it barely mentions the fact that sea levels dropped about ¼ inch in both 2010 and 2011.
Look at a globe. Greenland is tiny compared to the the oceans. And yet, barely a peep about falling sea levels.
Sea Level Continues Inexorable Decline
16 Sep 2011 – “The latest sea level numbers are out,” says Steven Goddard on Real-Science.com. “Envisat* shows that the two year long decline is continuing, at a rate of 5mm per year.”
Obama keeps promise – Sea levels fall
In August 2011, NASA announced that global sea level was dropping and was “a quarter of an inch lower than last summer.”
Sea Levels Dropped in 2010
25 Aug 11 – NASA tried to hide this startling information under the nondescript headline “NASA Satellites Detect Pothole On Road to Higher Seas.”
“This past year, it’s been more like a pothole,” said NASA. “Between last summer and this one, global sea level actually fell by about a quarter of an inch, or half a centimeter.”
Greenland covers about 836,000 square miles, a mere drop in the bucket when compared to the oceans.
The Pacific Ocean covers about 69,000,000 square miles, or 35% of the earth.
The Atlantic Ocean covers about 41,00,000 square miles, or 21% of the earth.
The Indian Ocean covers about 29,000,000 square miles, or 15% of the earth.
The earth’s total surface area – including the oceans – is roughly 197,000,000 square miles.
The fact that sea levels are falling should be front-page news.