Conservation Of Stupidity Among Climate Alarmists

One of the dumbest ideas which climate alarmists have is that glaciers calving is an indication of melt and sea level rise.

This video of a Greenland glacier fracturing is a close, scary look at sea level rise – The Verge

Claiming that glacier calving is an indication of melt, is equivalent to standing on the edge of a waterfall and saying it is an indication of drought.  Six hundred billion tons of snow fell on Greenland last winter.  It all has to return to the sea.  It is an equilibrium process which neither adds nor removes water from the sea. It has nothing to do with imaginary climate change.

The edge of the Helheim glacier hasn’t changed in five years, and if you look closely in the 2018 photo, you can see just to the right and below the arrowhead, the tiny gray sliver of ice which broke off – that they are getting hysterical about.

2013       2018

Like the Titanic, the global warming scam has hit another iceberg.

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20 Responses to Conservation Of Stupidity Among Climate Alarmists

  1. Gator says:

    Ice calving, also known as glacier calving or iceberg calving, is the breaking of ice chunks from the edge of a glacier.[1] It is a form of ice ablation or ice disruption and is normally caused by the glacier expanding.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_calving

    Even Wikipedia gets it.

    There is no need for alarmists and their sheep to conserve their stupidity, it is a bottomless well of ignorance that can never run dry.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      But you have to admit it’s scary. Though not as scary as being a country with literally 3 Hitlers. Earlier this year local progressives confirmed to me that Trump was literally Hitler and Pence was literally Hitler. Now they added judge Kavanaugh who is also literally Hitler.

      That’s frightening. I’ve never seen anything like it. How many are we going to have by Halloween?

      • GCsquared says:

        Could it be that The Boys from Brazil story was non-fiction?

      • Gator says:

        You would have to ask the leftists. They are the definers and assigners of the monikers, of tyrants, racists, misogynists, and deniers. Gaia only knows how long it will take to label every Trump supporter, but it could be by Halloween.

        Doing the math, 63 million new Hitlers by Halloween means they will need to assign designations to us little Eichmanns at the rate of 600,000 per day. They had better pick up the pace!

      • arn says:

        than you have to add Putin and Erdogan(who became all of a sudden a Hitler after Merkel stopped kissing his Butt and the coup to remove him failed because cia-expert sibel edmonds warned him)
        to the new Hitlers
        and we have a basketball team.
        (though some dare to say that they are as Hitler as AGW is real and that the guys calling them Hitler are the very same
        pushing AGW)

        Anyway:I’d like to see the finals between:
        The national Hitlers vs the incredibly benvolent internationalistic good doers(Hilary,Obama,Trudeau,Waters and Soros)

      • Robertv says:

        3 Hitlers in a country with Stalins on every corner. Who do you think does more damage?

  2. John F. Hultquist says:

    More contrast in the video would be good.
    Otherwise, very interesting.

    Someone named Rachel Becker gets the byline for The Verge, but might not have written the headline. Then we have:
    ” . . . says David Holland, an NYU professor who led the expedition to Greenland.
    . . . thanks to the foresight of Denise Holland, who coordinates logistics for research programs at NYU’s New York . . .”

    Thus, I can see 4 possibilities for misinformation. I sure hope David Holland (professor) knows better.

  3. gregole says:

    Let’s see here…it rains and snows on Greenland. Where did the water come from that fell from the sky? I’m guessing it came from the oceans.

    Then after falling on Greenland, it made it’s way back to the sea via the atmosphere by evaporation, sublimation and via land by iceberg calving. And I would imagine this is a semi-continuous process; sometimes lots of calving, sometimes less while pressures build, but eventually, it all equals out.

    Yawn.

    Excuse me. No, I’m still awake.

    For me, a “close scary look at sea-level rise” would be pictures of Miami being evacuated due to massive inundations from this mythical sea-level rise. I’ll show you pictures of Miami undergoing a massive building boom that’s happening right now.

    https://www.gridics.com/news/miamis-manhattan-brickells-building-boom-drone-photos

    Also note, and you can do this research yourself, that sea-port real estate around the world is booming. Sea level rise? Pffft.

    • Johansen says:

      yes, and we just spend Umpteen $Billion rebuilding the Panama Canal, where even small differences in sea level would mess up the hydraulics; and China is betting its military future on dredge-and-fill islands barely a couple meters above sea level; and there’s *major* civil/marine projects going on all over the world which require insurance and loans and bond issuings, and so on

  4. Johansen says:

    Wonderful! Grab this iceberg and tow it to an arid region (example N. Africa) and solve some of the world’s *real* problems.
    *Melt during transit: 20 percent *Speed: 1 knot *Transit time: a few months
    *Cost: a few tens of millions $USD
    *Market value of even ONE iceberg: $billions, yes, $billions
    *Two icebergs (from S. Pole) would supply all of California for a year
    *There are many ways to park it offshore and process it into 1) smaller chunks, or 2) meltwater

  5. Psalmon says:

    600 billion tons or 600 million tons? Gt?

  6. Robertv says:

    And with the new solar minimum it could even get worse because of CO2.

    https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/15jul_thermosphere

    Thermosphere collapse and the new tipping point.

  7. ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N says:

    “Like the Titanic, the global warming scam has hit another iceberg.”

    The Titanic also had one fake funnel, but the global warming scam didn’t stop there.

  8. Louis J Hooffstetter says:

    The waterfall / drought analogy is perfect.
    Tony, with your permission I will use it in the future.

  9. Caleb Shaw says:

    Greenland gains around 600 Gt each year, and loses around 600 Gt each year, roughly 200 Gt by summer melting and roughly 400 Gt by glaciers calving. During recent years there has been a slight greater loss than gain, and Alarmists raised a ruckus, but last year there was a greater gain than loss, according to NOAA.

    https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/greenland-ice-sheets-2017-weigh-suggests-small-increase-ice-mass

    Of course no one raised a ruckus. Crickets. Nor can NOAA refrain from reporting the news in a way that reeks of misinformation:

    “More than a mile thick in places, the Greenland Ice Sheet is so large that it would cover the Gulf of Mexico and spill over onto the shores of the Gulf Coast states. If it melts completely, it will raise the height of the ocean surface by 20 feet (6 meters). It’s already on its way: since 2002, it’s been losing an estimated 269 billion tons of ice each year. This year, however, may be an exception.”

    First, how much would “269 billion tons” reduce the icecap? The icecap is 2,850,000 billion tons. Gosh! Only 2,849,731 billion tons left! At this rate the icecap will be gone in…..um…..over ten thousand years.

    And how much does “269 billion tons” raise the sea-level? Around half a millimeter.The thickness of my thumbnail.

    And last year it didn’t lose any, and in fact gained ice. How much? The funny thing is that NOAA never actually says, in its article. They just call it a “small” amount, and then use the number 44 billion tons, (when it obviously must be more than that), concluding “it would take 82 years to get back to its 2002 self.”

    Well, it looks likely to gain ice again in 2018. That’s two years. Shall I draw out a trend line?

    When the data turns against Alarmists, they turn their cameras to an individual berg calving, and have a tizzy about that.

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