Peer-Reviewed Study: Antarctic Ice Cap Not Shrinking

Peer-Reviewed Study: Antarctic Ice Cap Not Shrinking
February 20, 2013

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute, and... (read full bio)

The Antarctic ice cap is not shrinking despite alarmist claims to the contrary, scientists report in the peer-reviewed science journal The Cryosphere. Moreover, the scientists report “a clear increase in accumulation of more than 10% has occurred in high SMB (surface mass balance) coastal regions and over the highest part of the East Antarctic ice divide since the 1960s.”

Importantly, the scientists report a clear correlation between variations in solar irradiance and variations in Antarctic ice balance. This finding adds weight to scientific evidence that nature plays a dominant role in global climate changes.

“Eight hundred years of stacked records of the SMB mimic the total solar irradiance during the 13th and 18th centuries,” the scientists report.

The peer-reviewed study is available here.

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute, and... (read full bio)