Greenland Blowing Away All Records For Ice Growth

Greenland is blowing away all records for ice growth this winter, having received nearly double the normal amount of snowfall.  They have received almost 80% of their normal snowfall less than halfway through the winter season.

Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Budget: DMI

Meanwhile our fake experts and fake newspapers continue to claim Greenland is melting down, and make every imaginable idiotic association with it.

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21 Responses to Greenland Blowing Away All Records For Ice Growth

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  2. tomwys says:

    No surprise here, as the late closing floating ice provided over 2 million sqkm of open water (& moisture access) to pound Greenland and northeastern Siberia with snow!

    A stronger polar high is a “fringe benefit” (PI) too!

  3. RAH says:

    And so in the future more glaciers will be calving and the alarmists will point to that and claim it’s a sign of global warming. It’s just like temperature. Cold weather or a cooling climate are both signs of human caused climate change. And both retreating and advancing glaciers that are calving are also signs that humans and significantly changing the climate. There is no way that CAGW can be falsified. Heads you lose, tails you lose.

    • Gail Combs says:

      That is why they switched from CAGW to ‘Climate Change’

      • garyh845 says:

        Referenced somewhere around these parts a few days ago was something about a poll result on GW, or CC. Here: http://www.pollingreport.com/enviro.htm – a long list of polls going back in time.

        What’s concerning here – same as most any article in the news – is that seldom is there any reference to man-made, human influence or anthropogenic; rather is usually put as in, ‘do you believe in global warming,’ or, ‘do you believe in climate change?’

        Obviously without any more context to that question, who in their right mind, could ever answer that question with anything other than, ‘well, of course I do . . . but what was it that you are actually asking about?’

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  5. 100 gigatons is 0.00033% of Greenland’s 3,000,000 gigatons

    Dear Al Gore,

    If Greenland melts at 100 gt a year, which it isn’t, it would take 30,000 years to melt.

    • Sunsettommy says:

      It will not happen since it is well below freezing in the inner core of the Ice.

      • 4caster says:

        A layer of ice melts, not in its core, but at its base, where it is in contact with the ground, which is warmed geothermally.

        • AndyG55 says:

          “which is warmed geothermally.”

          so, nothing t o do with “Anthropogenic Global Warming”

          Thanks. :-)

          • Gail Combs says:

            AndyG,
            You would appreciate this paper: The regime shift of the 1920s and 1930s in the North Atlantic

            Abstract

            During the 1920s and 1930s, there was a dramatic warming of the northern North Atlantic Ocean. Warmer-than-normal sea temperatures, reduced sea ice conditions and enhanced Atlantic inflow in northern regions continued through to the 1950s and 1960s, with the timing of the decline to colder temperatures varying with location. Ecosystem changes associated with the warm period included a general northward movement of fish. Boreal species of fish such as cod, haddock and herring expanded farther north while colder-water species such as capelin and polar cod retreated northward. The maximum recorded movement involved cod, which spread approximately 1200 km northward along West Greenland….
            Based on increased phytoplankton and zooplankton production in several areas, it is argued that bottom-up processes were the primary cause of these changes. The warming in the 1920s and 1930s is considered to constitute the most significant regime shift experienced in the North Atlantic in the 20th century.

            And now the North Atlantic is not getting warmer but even colder…

            And the sea level in the Marshall Islands is falling… (The blue dots are the individual monthly observations, and the purple line represents the running 121-month (ca. 10 yr) average. The two lower panels show the annual sea level change, calculated for 1 and 10 yr time windows, respectively.)

    • 4caster says:

      Greenland is not melting at 100 gt a year. According to the Danish Meteorological Institute, Greenland experiences net annual loss of ice mass at the rate of 200 gigatons per year.

  6. 4caster says:

    Greenland received eight gigatons of snowfall during January 2017. So what? That’s weather, not climate. More precipitation, which always falls as snow on the Greenland plateau, is totally compatible with a warming climate. The “calving” of the ice sheet happens mostly in the summer and autumn. Regardless of any increased snowfall, Greenland is losing ice mass at the rate of 200 gigatons a year.

    • AndyG55 says:

      “Greenland is losing ice mass at the rate of 200 gigatons a year.”

      Data please, and not GRACE, it is doing a great job of measuring magma movement

      Here is a graph of the Greenland Total Ice Mass since 1900.

      If you think its incorrect, provide a corrected one.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Not to mention what is happening to the 800 meter column of water surrounding Greenland.

        I am going to laugh myself sick at the warmists when the temperature drops like a rock over the next decade as I sit here on my farm in the sunny south.

        Take a GOOD look at this!

        Time-depth temperature diagram along 59 N, 0-800 m depth, across the North Atlantic Current. Temperatures in Degrees Celcius. Source: Global Marine Argo Atlas.

    • RAH says:

      OK then where’s the water? Here’s the deal. This and that and the other can be claimed about the ice mass balance of Greenland until the cows come home but none of it means a damned thing anyone but the native of Greenland unless you can demonstrate a corresponding increase in the RATE of rise of sea levels. There isn’t any. And even if there was it would have to be enough to really be noticeable and start to seriously effect large segments of populated coast lines it won’t mean a damned thing to the average Joe.

      So where’s the water?

    • Gail Combs says:

      Which could certainly be due to

      1. Rotten measuring technique with a WIDE margin of error.: (The area is volcanically active and the magma moves and so does ‘gravity’) Tiny Gravity Changes Show Magma’s Underground Movements

      2. Magma makes Hot Spots and that means melting of ice making it is slicker than goose poo accelerating glacier movement.

      The onset of increasing flow of the northeast Greenland ice stream (the largest flow feature of the ice sheet), for example, has been linked to a geothermal hot spot (14, 31)

      #3. Glacial isostatic adjustment.

      …Accurate quantification of the millennial-scale mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet (GrIS) and its contribution to global sea-level rise remain challenging because of sparse in situ observations in key regions. Glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) is the ongoing response of the solid Earth to ice and ocean load changes occurring since the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM; ~21 thousand years ago) and may be used to constrain the GrIS deglaciation history. We use data from the Greenland Global Positioning System network to directly measure GIA and estimate basin-wide mass changes since the LGM. Unpredicted, large GIA uplift rates of +12 mm/year are found in southeast Greenland. These rates are due to low upper mantle viscosity in the region, from when Greenland passed over the Iceland hot spot about 40 million years ago. This region of concentrated soft rheology has a profound influence on reconstructing the deglaciation history of Greenland….

      Quotes from the September 2016 paper: Geodetic measurements reveal similarities between post–Last Glacial Maximum and present-day mass loss from the Greenland ice sheet

      Our new deglaciation history and GIA uplift estimates suggest that studies that use the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment [GRACE] satellite mission to infer present-day changes in the GrIS may have erroneously corrected for GIA and underestimated the mass loss by about 20 gigatons/year.

      ‘Could’ ‘maybe’ ‘suggest’ ‘infer’…..

      Color me underwhelmed.

      OH, and do not forget that Greenland sits in the middle of the north Atlantic and the NAO is in the ‘warm phase’ but about to turn.

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