Anyone notice we haven’t seen that bloated windbag Al Gore lately? Is it any wonder since he’s now demonstrably a fraud for helping push this hysteria that many are now quietly backing away from? Still, the true believers–the Warmers–are still babbling about melting glaciers and talking about possible predictions of things that could happen a century from now.
Greenland’s glaciers are losing ice – but not at the breakneck pace that scientists once feared, a new study says.
The loss of ice from the glaciers that cover the island is still about 30% faster than it was a decade ago, researchers said.
That means Greenland’s contribution to future sea level rise would be about four inches by the year 2100 if ice loss does not speed up much more, a study author said.
That may not sound like much, but when other causes of sea rise around the globe are added, the total could still be about three feet by the end of the century, researchers said.
‘’Glacial pace’ is not slow anymore,’ said study author Twila Moon, a glacier researcher at the University of Washington.
At the same time, ‘some of the worst-case possibilities that we had imagined are not coming true at this point,’ Moon said. ‘So it’s not good news, but it’s not bad news.’
Compared to some past research the findings are somewhat reassuring. A 2008 study had suggested a worst-case scenario that indicated Greenland’s glaciers might contribute up to 19 inches of sea rise by the end of the century.