Skip to comments.ABC, CBS, and NBC Freak Out Over Melting Antarctic Ice
Posted on 05/13/2014 3:10:51 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
On Monday, May 12, all three network evening newscasts hyped the dire consequences of a new NASA study which show that large parts of the western Antarctica ice sheet appears to have collapsed.
ABC, CBS, and NBC hyperventilated over the report, and warned of rising sea levels in the immediate future. CBS News Elaine Quijano warned A 10-foot rise in sea level would submerge tunnels and subways here in Manhattan and parts of Queens and Brooklyn. But, Scott, it would also put the entire city of Miami Beach and much of South Florida underwater.
NBC Nightly News and ABC World News offered news briefs while the CBS Evening News provided a 1 minute and 37 second report. NBCs Brian Williams fretted that Scientists say further degradation is almost certainly unstoppable. They say global warming is accelerating the pace of disintegration.
ABCs Diane Sawyer struck a similar tone:
"An alert about falling ice in the western part of Antarctica. They say 40 years of data showed the glaciers are melting so fast, it is now unstoppable. They project the global sea level will rise three feet or more by the year 2100 and low coastal areas like much of Florida will be the hardest hit."
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Networks seized on an hysterical story in The Guardian. Anthony Watts explains why this is hype:
who knew it was 75 degrees in the antarctic?
But killing millions of babies doesn’t bother them.
oh, no, we’re all gonna die.
light hair on fire, run about, shriek and shout, until some lout - comes along and knocks us out.
Some 95% of all the personal woe in this world is self-induced.
The original article says not much will happen for 86 years, and after that the rest will happen somewhere between 200 and 900 years.
They call the part that might take 900 years the accelerated part.
There was an article here last night in which the “scientists” said it’s too late to do anything about it. I recommend that the idiots working for ABC, NBC and SeeBS in New Yawk get themselves some hip boots.
I predict Dutch technology being profitable in future then.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
As one Website states...Klimate Klux Klan global warming profiteers depend on the ignorance of their audience. It allows politicians to tax, spend and assert more control. Look up the word fascism if you get labeled a denier
Here’s some data on the average temperatures in Antarctica:
Most times of the year...stays at or well below freezing most of the year.
I don’t think that ice will melt anytime soon.
they are dutifully performing their virtual state media role and line of march
They were peddling the same sack of s**t 40 years ago, except that the coastlines would move inward by the end of century (2000).
How come in the 15 plus years these wackos have been decrying that global warming will kill us all, no one has asked a simple question.
“what is your proposal to fix it and what happens if you create global cooling as the result? “
We almost lost Wayne, NJ in 2006.
This NBC video shows the devastating flood.
[Even Perky Katie and Matt L were laughing at the reporterette.]
FR comments and link to the story:
I doubt any of them bother to mention that the melting has no connection to what is referred to as the global warming phenomenon, caused by human activity. They either lie outright, and associate the melting with global warming; or they have a global warming story in close proximity and let the viewer draw his own false connection between the two stories.
NY and Miami underwater. What’s the down side in this article?
Hey TG! Thanks for that. I’ve been looking for that clip! Thanks again.
I’m glad to hear that it’s too late to do anything about it. Now we can cancel all the government expansion that was going to be part of the phony solution.
In a month or so it will be winter down there and the ice will begin to freeze again...
Bunch of morons...
Remember when Paul Erlich and these SAME assholes were going to dump carbon, soot and sand on the Antarctic to stave off the next Ice Age? They found out they have more money to be made for Climate Warming/ Change/ Disruption/. See the book Ecoscam.
Gee global warming hypocrite Al Gore better start moving the furniture from his seaside mansion in California least it get wet from rising sea levels.
They say global warming is accelerating the pace of disintegration
um... global warming stopped nearly 15 years ago.
They have a vocabulary to fit any scenario.
For flooding in some areas and droughts in other areas, they blame El Niño.
For droughts in some areas and flooding in other areas, they blame La Niña.
Somehow, they will manage to insert ‘vortex’ in future reporting.
On Fox Business' Varney&Co the other day, Stu Varney had the CEO of Lumber Liquidators decrying the global climate ?change? for flooding in Miami. Left unmentioned by him is the alternate, more local and logical explanation (Occam's Razor) of draining of the aquifer resulting in land subsidence.
Alarmists. I guess the fact that Antarctic ice hit an all time high in September means nothing to them.
10 foot rise in the seas?
Is there anybody who can calculate how big a volume of ice/snow/glacier would have to melt to raise the oceans 10 feet? They reduce in volume by a large percent.
The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface.
Who can calculate it?
and yet, the east ice is increasing:
Widespread Persistent Thickening of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet by Freezing from the Base
and then there’s the wind:
and, going back 12 years, it could be just a case of the “ice stream” which fluctuates:
The scientists said Antarctica is the only continent that is cooling. They can not say why.
In their paper, Joughin and Tulaczyk suggest the West Antarctic ice streams may be undergoing the same transition from shrinking to growing that appears to have occurred on a neighboring stream 150 years ago.
The results, they add, suggest a reduced possibility of the feared massive collapse of the ice field.
“Perhaps, after 10,000 years of retreat from the ice-age maximum, researchers turned on their instruments just in time to catch the stabilization or re-advance of the ice sheet,” Richard B. Alley of Pennsylvania State University, wrote in a commentary accompanying the Science paper.
It’s only been a mention in the news for, oh maybe, four years, now?
See, the problem is, all the coastal cities are heavily implanted with Democrat voters.
If those cities are ruined...!!!
All that is certain is that governments will steal your savings long before you need a boat.
Melting Ice does not make the volume increase!
Try this, Place a pitcher of ice water on the table with the ice floating on the surface the the water to the brim and let it melt.
The floating ice exactly displaces the amount of water equal in weight to that of the ice. As the ice melts, its water replaces the exact same volume as the part that is underwater when it’s floating.
Ice is less dense than water so when it melts it will result in a steady or lower water level not increase it.
These charlatans are preying on the public’s ignorance.
Seems to me the press should be a little more concerned about threats closer to home.... like... the Yellowstone supervolcano, and the fact that the government is withholding valuable information that could save thousands of lives.
If there is any truth to the rumors that our government has reached “refugee” arrangements with OTHER COUNTRIES to house Americans in case of an eruption, I would submit that the press is again FAILING to do their job.
Sea levels began to rise 18k years ago at the end of the last glacial period. They have risen about 135 meters since then which is an average of 7.5 millimeters per year. That is an average of 750 mm per century (29.5 inches) which is far more than the average over the last century.
From 1880 to 2000 sea level rose about 20 cm or just under 8 inches. Far far less than the nearly 30 inches per century average over the last 18,000 years.
It does if it is sitting on land when it melts. The real point is, this alarm is over an unlikely event as far as 1000 years in the future. What a crisis.
The good news is that with enough melting and sea rise, the ABC studios will be submerged.
That could upset all 5 of their viewers...
Voltaire. Wow!! So impeccably true and concise to boot.
Just can't figure out a tax angle yet.
This applies to ice that is floating freely in the ocean, or an ice cube in a glass. The ice shelf is, or part of them are, but the glaciers that feed into the ice shelf are not. These are flowing off the land and into the sea. So, depending on a lot of other factors, they might add to sea rise.
One factor is the water cycle. If we experience global warming, more water becomes vapor and may wind up as snow on the Antarctic, or rain over Africa. Lets hope for warming!
Sounds like global warming will create more arable land for growing crops.
Because it was proclaimed by an electrical engineer?
But the researchers said that even though such a rise could not be stopped, it is still several centuries off, and potentially up to 1,000 years away.
A thousand years... OMG it's like tomorrow... /s
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