PBS Newshour on Thwaites Glacier

February 24, 2020

Fascinating science stuff.

Newbies may want a primer on Thwaites and West Antarctica, below.

5 Responses to “PBS Newshour on Thwaites Glacier”

  1. dumboldguy Says:

    So, we have a new piece about what’s going on in Antarctica today, and one from nearly 6 years ago in which Rignot and others talked about “unstoppable” ice sheet loss and sea level rise, with the only question being how fast it will progress.

    And no one is getting very excited about it? There are still construction cranes sticking up all over Miami, and the Orange Manure Pile in the WH thinks it’s a hoax?
    What is wrong with us?

    • grindupbaker Says:

      Eric figures 4.0 – 4.6 m over 100 – 200 years *following* collapse of ice shelves (maybe grounding too) from all 3 ice sheets combined. It’s 6.5x present calving rate so 1,500 * 5.5 = 8,250 Gt / year == 23 mm /year SLR. Plus a minor amount for extra Greenland surface melt & expansion. That’s Eric’s bottom line with that range 100 – 200 years being the huge uncertainty.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      Hey, I’m sitting in my home office in central Texas and I haven’t noticed any sea level rise. What are you talking about? You might as well be talking about land loss in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is one of those forn places that might not even exist.

  2. Jean Swan Says:

    Makes me want to scream!, Amazing how much info they get in with only 10 minutes.http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160303-what-is-the-meaning-of-the-scream

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