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Comment: Re:unfair policy (Score 1) 159

by riverat1 (#47802973) Attached to: Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

The Western side of Antarctica has gained some mass but not enough to counteract the much more massive amount the Eastern side has lost. So, a much larger net negative.

I think you got that bass ackwards. It's Western Antarctica that is losing lots of ice and Eastern Antarctic that has had slight gains.

I'm sympathetic to the rest of your argument.

Comment: Re:unfair policy (Score 1) 159

by riverat1 (#47802485) Attached to: Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

It's getting its compensation.....an Arctic Ice Cap that has expanded by 41% in the past 2 years. Most ice up there since 2006. Ironically, not reported here....
I guess anything goes to advance the global warming scam.

And yet it's still lower than any year in the satellite record before 2006. 2012 was so low it was outside of the 2 standard deviations range. 2013 and 2014 are near the bottom of the 2 sd range around the 1981-2010 average and back near the curve of declining Arctic sea ice. It will take another 5 years or so to see if there really is any recovery in Arctic sea ice but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.

Comment: Re:Interesting slam of Judith Curry (Score 1) 525

by riverat1 (#47788431) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

I pretty much ignore all that political bullshit about who's funding what. I care mostly about the science. I have yet to find any reason to think there will be a major overturning of the primary points of current climate theory. There are a lot of details still to be nailed down but that increasing CO2 will cause the climate to warm and the cause of increasing CO2 is primarily human in origin is not in question.

Comment: Re:Interesting slam of Judith Curry (Score 1) 525

by riverat1 (#47772419) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

I don't know how they are financially dependent on that. Don't you think we'd be studying the climate regardless of the reality of global warming?

As far as being more interested in popular opinion than truth, that argument always baffles me. There is a reality to what they are studying that can't be changed by bias or wishful thinking. As scientists their reputations a dependent accurately reporting their findings. If they are found to have purposely fudged their research their careers are over and their reputation is mud. It's possible they are wrong but if they are they are honestly wrong.

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