Doomsday Journalism

The Washington Post says the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is disintegrating faster than last predicted.  The article they are citing said the exact opposite, that retreat was twice as fast in the past.

“A large glacier in Antarctica that could raise sea levels several feet is disintegrating faster than last predicted, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience.”

A ‘doomsday glacier’ the size of Florida is disintegrating faster than thought

“Over a duration of 5.5 months, Thwaites grounding zone retreated at a rate of >2.1 km per year—twice the rate observed by satellite at the fastest retreating part of the grounding zone between 2011 and 2019. Our results suggest that sustained pulses of rapid retreat have occurred at Thwaites Glacier in the past two centuries.”

Rapid retreat of Thwaites Glacier in the pre-satellite era | Nature Geoscience

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4 Responses to Doomsday Journalism

  1. Gamecock says:

    ‘researchers concluded that the glacier had “lost contact with a seabed ridge”’

    So, it’s floating. So, no matter what happens to it, it will have DOUBLE-OUGHT ZERO affect on sea level.

  2. Mike says:

    That article was written by ignorant 7 yr old fools.

  3. sunsettommy says:

    There is an erupting VOLCANO in the area of the Glacier

    From 8 years ago it was already known:

    Volcanic activity under Thwaites Glacier contributes to melting

  4. roaddog says:

    In a similar vein, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle yesterday printed an AP article about a just-released alarmist study of 4 “tipping points” that loom ever nearer. One of the co-authors of the study stated that his single greatest concern was the disappearance of coral reefs.
    Contrast that with the latest survey (2022) of live coral on the Great Barrier Reef, documenting the largest extent of live coral ever recorded, in the history of this survey.

    If their lips are moving, they are lying.

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