Greenland Ice Sheet Melting! Everyone Panic! In 12010

From a guest post at Watts Up With That? by Willis Eschenbach back on the 23rd

So the next time you read something that breathlessly says …

“If this activity in northwest Greenland continues and really accelerates some of the major glaciers in the area — like the Humboldt Glacier and the Peterman Glacier — Greenland’s total ice loss could easily be increased by an additional 50 to 100 cubic kilometers (12 to 24 cubic miles) within a few years”

… you can say “Well, if it does increase by the larger estimate of 100 cubic km per year, and that’s a big if since the scientists are just guessing, that would increase the loss from 0.007% per year to around 0.010% per year, meaning that the Greenland Ice Cap would only last until May 23rd, 12010.”

By all means, let’s destroy the worlds’ economy and going back to living like it was 1599 for that.

Ain’t real science grand?

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6 Responses to “Greenland Ice Sheet Melting! Everyone Panic! In 12010”

  1. Otter says:

    And I believe it has been estimated it will take at least 30,000 years for the Antarctic ice cap to melt even at the IPCC’s reported coming high temps, which are lower than previous warm periods, namely the Midieval, the Roman, The Minoan, The Holocene Optimum….

  2. captainfish says:

    (holy crap I can’t post worth a darn)
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/05/27/anthropogenic-decline-in-natural-gas/

    WUWT also has a great post”> up plunking SERIOUS holes in another grand science report in the journal Natur Geoscience. The author of the current theory states that EARLY MAN, 12,000 years ago, caused the massive global cooling called the Little Dryas.

    How?

    And by “man”, the author means N. American man. And by “cause” he concludes that the N. American’s man of the extinction of mammoths, sloths and other large animals. This lead to the GLOBAL decrease in methane production which then caused the temps to rocket downward.

    ummm.. yeah, at a rate of 0.08C…… out of 12C degree change.

  3. John Ryan says:

    of course those without kids may not care too much about the future beyond say 30 years.

  4. captainfish says:

    Oh yes. Why should they? Why should people without kids care about how their Greenland ice sheet is going to look 30 years from now when they start to think about retiring? Why indeed.

    gasp.

  5. Otter says:

    Stop CO2, ‘lil Lyin johnnie!

    Off your kids and grand-kids. Isn’t population reduction a big part of your watermelon dreams, anyway?

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