DeConto and Pollard – An Antarctic Science (Fiction?) Disaster

Watts Up With That?

Readers may recall the announcement of the PR for the recent paper claiming Sea-Level rise from Antarctic ice sheet could double in WUWT. In a tongue and cheek way, I prefaced it with “Oh Noes!” due to the ridiculous claims being made from model output. I wasn’t the only one seeing this paper as flawed. It’s actually worse than we thought.


Guest essay by Patrick J. Michaels and  Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute

There’s one thing that climate scientists of all stripes and flavors agree would be an unmitigated disaster: A sudden and dramatic melting of land ice, raising sea levels ten feet or so in a century.

Three years ago, it appeared that this monster had been put to bed by Denmark’s Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, when her team drilled all the way down through the ice to Greenland’s bedrock, providing the first reliable data from…

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