Logic And Proportion

“When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s off with her head
Remember what the dormouse said”

Jefferson Airplane  White Rabbit

Heatwave melts nearly 6,000,000,000,000 kgs of Greenland’s ice in 3 days

During the seventy day Greenland melt season from the second week in June to mid-August, Greenland’s surface loses on average 210,000,000,000,000 kg of ice. That is an average of  3,000,000,000,000 per day.

On some days the Greenland ice sheet gains 10.000,000,000,000 kg of mass.

Surface Conditions: Polar Portal

“The Greenland Ice Sheet covers about 80 percent of the world’s largest island, stretching across 1.7 million square kilometers (656,000 square miles)—an area about three times the size of Texas. At its thickest point, the Greenland Ice Sheet measures over 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) thick and contains about 2.9 million cubic kilometers (696,000 cubic miles) of ice. If the entire Greenland Ice Sheet melted, sea level would rise about 7.4 meters (24 feet).”

Ice Sheets | National Snow and Ice Data Center

The area of Ireland is 84,421 km². There is enough ice in the Greenland ice sheet to cover Ireland with 34,000 meters (21 miles) of water.

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9 Responses to Logic And Proportion

  1. rah says:


    Is there any way you can see to resolve the difference in the what the NSIDC graph included in the article in question shows and what the DMI graphs show?

  2. rah says:

    How could they accurately measure that much melt in a 3 day period. GRACE? Which we know is not a reliable source for such data.

    • Disillusioned says:

      They likely made it up, just like temperatures, etc. They are rarely if ever called to account for any numbers they put out.

  3. arn says:

    Using many many 0’s to increase the propaganda impact (and even the wrong unit for English readers as gallons would have reduced this number by 75% )
    while at the same time not telling people about the continental size of the island,
    which is almost a million squaremiles or,when we use inflated propaganda numbers : squareyards (I hope that my metric mind got this right).

    Now we have to consider that the whole region is exposed to the sun for up to 20 hours+ per day and that the gulf stream is in the south of the region
    and the number becomes irrelevant and it turns out that this is something a good huge Arctic snowstorm can compensate.

    And than at the end of the text our Indian propaganda bot switched his indoctrination plot and started to focus on the loss of ‘freshwater’ (OMG) and forgot about kilograms
    and suddenly our little Anughara uses gallons as unit.

    • Mike says:

      Greenland is getting ❄️ at this time over +- 40% of the Continent.
      ❄️ Falls, it melts, evaporates and than it becomes ❄️ again…again…again and soon ya’ll be dead. So when some twerp tells you that Greenland is losing ❄️ ask tham ‘Why is Greenland called GREENLAND’?

      • rah says:

        ‘Why is Greenland called GREENLAND’?

        Been down that road before and was told that it was a marketing scam by Eric to get Noresmen to move there. Not a scintilla of evidence for this and in fact there is evidence to the contrary. Eric the Red was expelled from Iceland according to the Sagas and that was when he discovered and named Greenland.

        IOW the name did not prevent the Noresmen from settling Iceland!

  4. GeologyJim says:

    They should have calculated the “loss” (ahem – only temporary) in ounces or centiliters. That would have really impressed the scaredy-cats


  5. Conrad Ziefle says:

    I love that Airplane quote, but I think had misheard it to be, “When the White Knight is walking backwards and the Red Queen forges ahead. ” I was a little disappointed that they hadn’t written it that way.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    They should’ve said 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 nanograms. Lots more scary noughts!

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