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Polar ice loss speed-up may not last – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on July 15th, 2013.

Satellite observations have measured accelerating polar ice mass loss over the past decade as part of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE). The unprecedented speed of recent ice loss has prompted some scientists to warn of the potential for sea level rise as much as 35 cm higher than the projections contained in the […]

Experts on Times Atlas Greenland ice cover claims

Peter Griffin posted in on September 20th, 2011.

Controversy has engulfed the venerable Times Atlas of the World, which in its newest edition, claims warming has turned 15% of Greenland’s former ice-covered land “green and ice-free”.  Publicity info for the well-respected atlas, which has been published since 1895 states: “…for the first time, the new edition of the (atlas) has had to erase […]

NZ Herald: Rob Fenwick – Sea levels set for dramatic rise

Peter Griffin posted in on June 17th, 2010.

Rob Fenwick writes in the New Zealand Herald about sea level rise and the conference he attended which saw 2500 polar scientists – the largest such group ever – gather to discuss ice melt and sea level rise. While there is consensus amongst polar (and many other) scientists that sea level rise will occur, more […]

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