Sorry, climate change fanatics: Turns out, Greenland's glaciers are actually growing
If you buy into the climate change narrative, you might think that Earth's glaciers are melting. And if you buy into total climate insanity, you might even think that the melting glaciers are one day going to flood most of the planet. But the latest research shows that Jakobshavn, once the fastest-melting glacier on Earth, is now growing. No longer receding inland, new measurements show that Jakobshavn's ice is thickening and advancing towards the ocean.
Experts say that the increasing size of Jakobshavn is due to cooler water temperatures in the area - and now believe that cycling between warmer and colder waters may be part of the region's normal climate pattern.
While climate alarmists have tried to paint this news as frightening with leftist outlets declaring that growing glaciers "isn't good news," the truth is that most climate change nutters are so bent on adhering to their narrative, even the most obvious facts are misconstrued to fit their lunacy.
Greenland glacier grows
Researchers were shocked to discover Jakobshavn was actually growing in size - after all, such a finding completely contradicts the climate change narrative. Scientists from the United States and the Netherlands teamed up to investigate the matter further. And what they found undermines the entire theory that glaciers are melting due to climate change.
Jakobshavn has been melting into the ocean since the 1980s. This fact has long been attributed to global warming via human activity, but what the scientists have discovered is that changes in water temperatures in the Northern Atlantic are actually normal.
Dubbed the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), the experts say this current brings colder waters to the area every 20 years. According to their research, the NAO brought in a surge of cold water from the North Atlantic Ocean in 2016. Since that time, waters near Jakobshavn have been at their coldest since the mid-1980s. For three years in a row, ocean temperatures in the area have remained cold.
While the scientists continue to caution that these colder temps won't last forever, it appears they might last for the next 20 years. Climate alarmists claim that other glaciers are still melting and ocean temps are rising, but recent research shows that around the world, 90 percent of Earth's glacial bodies are growing.
Glaciers aren't going anywhere
NASA studies from 2016 show that the Antarctic is accumulating more ice every year. On average, the South Pole is gaining between 82 and 112 billion tons of ice per year.
As Principia Scientific reports, NASA's study found that "an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers."
In other words, Antarctica is getting so much ice, it doesn't even matter if other glaciers are melting. Lead study author Jay Zwally, a glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, says that while ice loss may seem problematic in other areas, it appears that Antarctica is picking up the slack.
"The good news is that Antarctica is not currently contributing to sea level rise, but is taking 0.23 millimeters per year away," he commented.
Climate science is riddled with research that ignores facts and figures in order to maintain the narrative. But as this recent research shows, the issue of global warming is not what it seems. See more stories covering climate reality at ClimateScienceNews.com.
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