Amazing Grace

By Steven Goddard

The headline reads “NASA Satellites Detect Unexpected Ice Loss in East Antarctica“

ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2009) — Using gravity measurement data from the NASA/German Aerospace Center’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission, a team of scientists from the University of Texas at Austin has found that the East Antarctic ice sheet-home to about 90 percent of Earth’s solid fresh water and previously considered stable-may have begun to lose ice.

Better move to higher ground! NASA also reported :

“Antarctica has been losing more than a hundred cubic kilometers (24 cubic miles) of ice each year since 2002” and that “if all of this ice melted, it would raise global sea level by about 60 meter (197 feet).“

In 2007, NASA generated this map (below) of Antarctica showing just how hot it is getting down there in the land of Penguins.

Now I am really worried! But wait……. There are a few minor problems.

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