New Paper: Large Greenland Glaciers Ending On Land Or In Fjords “Have Hardly Changed Or Have Even Become Slower”!

A new paper has been published by Twila Moon et al titled: 21st-Century Evolution of Greenland Outlet Glacier Velocities appearing in the journal Science.

Lead author Twila Moon finds that claims of rapid Greenland glacier acceleration are massively overstated.

The study contradicts all the bedwetting projections made by the crackpots at NASA or the PIK in Potsdam.

The paper’s abstract concludes:

Observed acceleration indicates that sea level rise from Greenland may fall well below proposed upper bounds.”

The German online daily Die Welt also reports on the story in an article today called Greenland Glacier Disappearing More Slowly Than Thought.

Die Welt writes that the behavior of 200 glaciers was evaluated over 10 years and that they accelerated on average only 30% instead of the often ballyhooed doubling. Die Welt writes (emphasis added):

The large glaciers ending on land or in fjords have on the other hand hardly changed or have even become slower, the scientists reported in the Journal ‘Science’.

Sea level rise resulting from Greenland ice melt therefore could end up being far less than what climate scientists predicted.”

Gee, like we’re even surprised.

A series of scientists like expert Nils-Axel Mörner have been telling us for years that the bedwetters had been hyper-exaggerating and that there has not been, is not, and will not be an acceleration in sea level rise. How many experts and how much more real, observed data is it going to take before people realize the models are sheer crap?

Moreover, the scientists are simply just not sure how much sea level is rising. Moon admits that. Die Welt writes:

Just how much, remains unclear however, say Twila Moon of the University of Washington in Seattle and her colleagues.”

The tide gauges show zero acceleration. And Die Welt adds:

‘In some respects our results produce as many new questions as they answer,’ said Ian Joughin, co-author, of the Applied Physics Laboratory of the the University of Washington.”


6 responses to “New Paper: Large Greenland Glaciers Ending On Land Or In Fjords “Have Hardly Changed Or Have Even Become Slower”!”

  1. Ed Caryl

    I am proud to have attended the University of Washington!

  2. DirkH

    This from the abstract of the paper:
    “Regionally, glaciers in the northwest accelerated steadily, with more variability in the southeast and relatively steady flow elsewhere. Intraregional variability shows a complex response to regional and local forcing. ”

    And now Thomson-Reuters:
    “Greenland glaciers speed up, swelling rising seas: reports”
    “Some of Greenland’s glaciers are moving about 30 percent faster than they did 10 years ago, contributing to rising global sea levels, but that still may not be enough to reach the most extreme projections for 2100, scientists reported on Thursday.”

    The people at Thomson-Reuters are well paid because it takes a high skill level to distort so professionally day in day out.
    Astonishingly, the BBC’s report is less distorted.
    But that was written by Mark Kinver, not Harrabin or Black. I guess that’s the re-education camp for you then, Mark…

  3. Paddy

    Does Die Welt publish and English version? If not has this story been covered in other English language newspapers in Europe? Links please.

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