NASA Says Antarctica Is Gaining Ice. Does This Mean Climate Is Fine?

"Not quite, scientists say. But new study results show the fallibility of current measuring tools and challenges current theories about the causes of sea level rise."

"A new NASA study found that Antarctica has been adding more ice than it's been losing, challenging other research, including that of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, that concludes that Earth’s southern continent is losing land ice overall.

In a paper published in the Journal of Glaciology on Friday, researchers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Maryland in College Park, and the engineering firm Sigma Space Corporation offer a new analysis of satellite data that show a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001 in the Antarctic ice sheet.

That gain slowed to 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008."

Lonnie Shekhtman reports for the Christian Science Monitor November 1, 2015.


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Source: Christian Science Monitor, 11/02/2015