It was just a month ago that a new study stated that the ice in Antarctica was melting so fast, the entire continent would be at risk by 2100; just 85 years from now. Now, NASA research scientists claim that the snow pack has been growing at a faster rate than usual, and outpacing any ice loss. So much so, that the enormity of growth is actually slowing the rise of sea levels throughout the world. Another NASA revelation is that the snow pack is the highest we've seen in 300 years; a couple of hundred years before the automobile was even invented.
So, what is it? Fast growing ice and snow or unheard of melting. Isn't the "settled"
science over global warming and climate change exciting?
On top of that, a team of European scientists, at an astronomy symposium, said that the lack of solar activity over the next few years will put the world into a mini ice age between 2030 to 2040. That's because there will be a reduction in solar activity by 60 percent in the ten years prior to that; a fact that has been seen since the 1600's when, the River Thames froze over completely. Icebreaker stock prices just went up!
Lastly, NASA's Remote Sensing Satellite (RSS) data shows that another month has gone by without moving the needle upwards on global warming. For the last 18 years and 9 months, the average trend in global temperatures has been flat.
But, to the 150+ world leaders who are meeting in the UN's Paris Climate Change summit (COP 21), these facts are immaterial. Instead, they will be negotiating massive redistribution of wealth and plans that will probably hurt all their people, especially the poor, with higher and higher energy prices. Additionally, those 50,000 delegates and hundreds of media types flying to Paris and back to wherever they came from, will cost the environment 300,000 "tons" of carbon dioxide.
Certainly, the city hosting the event is guaranteed big payoffs during this grand tourism activity. Vive La Paris hotels, cabbies, restaurants, shop owners, and car rental operations!
Antarctic ice is melting so fast the whole continent may be at risk by 2100: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/12/antarctic-ice-melting-so-fast-whole-continent-may-be-at-risk-by-2100
MELTDOWN MYTH: Antarctic ice growing is just the first EVIDENCE global warming is NOT REAL: http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/617144/Antarctica-not-shrinking-growing-ice-caps-melting
Yet another study shows Antarctica gaining ice mass – snowfall accumulation ‘highest we have seen in the last 300 years’: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/11/05/yet-another-study-shows-antarctica-gaining-ice-mass-accumulation-highest-we-have-seen-in-the-last-300-years/
GLOBAL COOLING: Decade long ice age predicted as sun 'hibernates': http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/616937/GLOBAL-COOLING-Decade-long-ice-age-predicted-as-sun-hibernates
The [warming] Pause lengthens again – just in time for Paris: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/11/05/the-pause-lengthens-again-just-in-time-for-paris/
COP 21: 'Never have the stakes been so high' - CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/30/europe/france-paris-cop21-climate-change-conference/
Let's hope the talks aren't a load of hot air, at least: Global warming summit will produce '300,000 TONS of C02' as 50,000 people travel to Paris from across the world for two-week conference: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3339333/Let-s-hope-talks-aren-t-load-hot-air-Global-warming-summit-produce-300-000-TONS-C02-50-000-people-travel-Paris-world-two-week-conference.html