Changing story on melting Antarctic ice
Compulsive Liars at NASA/NOAA
By Dan Hammer
NASA/NOAA has seriously burned through any integrity they may have had left.
Look at this story from NASA produced in retaliation for Trump’s Paris withdrawal, which I consider to be complete nonsense.
According to the story, satellite measurements supposedly show that Antarctica shed approximately125 gigatons of ice per year between 2002 and 2016. The lost ice caused a global sea level rise of 0.35 millimeters per year (0.0138 inches). That’s at least 4 times less than the thickness of a piece of printer paper.
The story also included this time-lapse graphic showing how the ice has supposedly melted.
Trouble is that just two years ago NASA said the opposite was happening in Antarctica.
In October 2015, NASA issued a press release entitled “NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses.” That study showed a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001, which slowed to a net gain of 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008.
And in 2013 the coldest temperature ever recorded was observed in Antarctica.
According to USA Today, a reading of 135.8 degrees below zero was measured in Antarctica in August 2010, the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
On July 31, 2013, another bone-chilling temperature of -135.3 degrees was recorded.
Given where Antarctica has been as a continent temperature wise, the record cold from 2013, the near record or record setting sea ice area, I believe there is little chance the story published yesterday contains one ounce of truth. It is seriously time for that organization to lose their funding.
That kind of dishonest work has no business being done at taxpayers expense.