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By Paul Homewood

Ralph Alexander reviews a new study on Greenland’s ice sheet:

The climate doomsday machine makes much more noise about warming-induced melting of Greenland’s ice sheet than Antarctica’s, even though the Greenland sheet holds only about 10% as much ice. That’s because the smaller Greenland ice sheet is melting at a faster rate and contributes more to sea level rise. But the melt rate is no faster today than it was 90 years ago and appears to have slowed over the last few years.

Full story here.

Below is the key graph, with Ralph’s comments:

Temperature records confirm that it was just as warm in Greenland between the 1920s and 60s as now.

This latest study by Mankoff et al indicates that the ice cap was melting at a similar rate back then as well.

According to the IPCC, melting of the Greenland icesheet was contributing 0.63mm a year to sea level rise, just over two inches per century. Given that the 19thC was the coldest era in Greenland since the ice age, there should be little surprise or worry about this.

Nothing that is happening is “unprecedented”, nor is the ice loss accelerating. Indeed the opposite seems to be happening.

All indications suggest that the ice sheet will actually start growing again, when the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, AMO, turns negative again.


NOVEMBER 25, 2021