Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Knowing what the right hand is doing

There have been recent pronouncements about the losses of sea ice in Antarctica. And you guessed it right -- all because of anthropogenic global warming. Early this month, the European Space Agency reported that a massive ice shelf in the area (the Wilkins Shelf) could break away from the continent very soon because of the warming of the sea temperature in the area. While the melting and possible break-away could be true and inevitable, the area in question is West Antarctica.

You know what is happening in the east? Cooling and expansion. To the extent that cooling in the East (which is four times the size of the West) will very much make up for whatever ice is lost in the West, and even much more. And there are ice core evidence that the melting in the West is natural.

West vs East. Left vs. Right.

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