The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), government-funded “scientists”, have announced that the Wilkins Ice Shelf in the Antarctic is on the verge of collapsing.
Funnily enough, the BAS said exactly the same thing last year except last year the Wilkins Ice Shelf was the size of the Isle of Man and this year it’s the size of Wales. That’s a hell of a lot of growth considering that global warming is supposed to be melting all the ice.
And there’s still no explanation from the BAS or any other global warming propagandists as to how the Wilkins Ice Shelf can collapse in 1998 and again in 2008 2009.
There is, of course, one explanation for all this: it’s another piece of outdated propaganda, invented by the author of the IPPC work of fiction on climate change (who happens to be the BAS lead “scientist”) and faithfully reproduced by lazy journalists in the mainstream media.
Thanks to Ian at PJC journal for the story which I googled a little further, it seems the same ice shelf has made the news in, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009.
More Global warming bollocks from the last decade:
Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett says there is no doubt the recent collapse of the Wilkins Ice shelf in Antarctica is the result of climate change.
The Wilkins Ice Shelf is in the final stages of collapse and scientists are concerned the event shows climate change is happening faster than previously thought.
From above, parts of the Wilkins Ice Shelf now look like giant panes of shattered glass, and Mr Garrett has told the ABC's Lateline program he knows climate change is a factor in the shelf's collapse.
Opening the 32nd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 6-17, Clinton said the recent collapse of an Antarctic ice bridge shows that the poles are gravely threatened by climate change and human activity.
"With the collapse of an ice bridge that holds in place the Wilkins Ice Shelf, we are reminded that global warming has already had enormous effects on our planet, and we have no time to lose in tackling this crisis," Clinton said.
In 1995, for instance, the Larsen A ice shelf disintegrated, followed in 1998 by the collapse of the nearby Wilkins ice shelf. Over a 35-day period early in 2002, at the end of the Southern Hemisphere summer, the Larsen B ice shelf shattered, losing more than a quarter of its total mass and setting thousands of icebergs adrift in the Weddell Sea.
The 1,255-square mile ice shelf collapsed into the Weddell Sea over a 35-day period in early 2002. Scientists believe the 220-meter thick shelf had been in place for some 5,000-12,000 years. Its disintegration was the third recent, sudden collapse of an Antarctic ice shelf, following the collapses of the 618-square mile Larsen A Ice Shelf in 1995 and the 425-square mile Wilkins Ice Shelf in 1998.
Several major ice sheets have broken off over the past decade.
The Larsen A ice shelf, 1,600 sq km in size, fell off in 1995. The Wilkins ice shelf, 1,100 sq km, fell off in 1998 and the Larsen B, 13,500 sq km, dropped off in 2002.
Last Updated: 1:22AM GMT 02 Feb 2005
The study highlights the sensitivity of the poles to climate change, Scambos said. “As temperatures crossed the threshold of melting in the summer months, ice shelves in the area rapidly disintegrated. Not only do the ice shelves collapse rapidly, but the subsequent effects on the glaciers are immediate,” he said.
In three cases since 1995, large areas in the Antarctic have collapsed suddenly. They include the Larsen A Ice Shelf in 1995 (618 square miles), the Wilkins Ice Shelf in 1998 (425 square miles), and the Larsen B Ice Shelf in 2002 (1,235 square miles).
Published Sep 20 2004 by National Snow and Ice Data Center
In April 1999, the National Snow and Ice Data Center and the British Antarctic Survey reported that the Larsen B and Wilkins ice shelves, on opposite sides of the Peninsula, were "full retreat" and have lost more than 1,100 square miles of their total area since the previous April. 04/17/00- Updated 06:20 PM ET