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The Ice Sheets of Greenland and Antarctica Are Not Collapsing

The ice sheets are falling  The ice sheets are falling!

That is the cry we hear from Chicken Little the Global Warming alarmists.  They are warning us that the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica may also collapse which would cause a disastrous sea level rise.

In the Cliff Ollier and Colin Pain article Why the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets are Not Collapsing found over at ICECAP they explain that the ice sheets can not slide down a plane as they occupy deep basins.  They also point out that the temperature of the ice sheets falls far below the melting point.

“It is impossible for the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets to ‘collapse’. In these days of alarmist warnings about climate warming, the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica have an important role. Many papers have described their melting at the present times, and dire predictions of many metres of sea level rise are common. Christoffersen and Hambrey published a typical paper on the Greenland ice sheet in Geology Today in May, 2006 “

Interesting that I don’t recall seeing that paper mentioned by the alarmist crowd.

Read the full Ollier and Pain article at ICECAP.

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