I know that there's a thread about Antarctic ice already. However, I feel that its factually incorrect title of "Antarctic ice is NOT melting" does a disservice to members who might see it and believe that it is true without investigating any further. There's already enough misinformation on the Internet without this site becoming a source of it. Therefore, I have provided this scientific data in its own thread for our members' benefit. If you don't trust NASA to get it right, I don't know what to tell you except for that I'm sorry that your politics are getting in the way of your learning. Here are the facts about the Antarctic ice sheets, as copied from an official NASA webpage at NASA - NASA Provides New Perspectives on the Earth's Changing Ice Sheets "It's widely documented that climate change is causing the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets to shrink. Air temperatures in many parts of the polar regions have increased and waters that surround parts of the ice sheets have warmed up. What most do not know is that until just six years ago, we had no real way of measuring whether the ice sheets were shrinking or growing, or at what rate. [...] Today, advances in remote sensing, the use of highly sensitive instruments aboard satellites and aircraft, have enabled scientists to examine the mass balance of the ice sheets and to determine just where and how quickly the ice is growing or shrinking. Of particular importance is the mass balance of the ice sheet, which is the difference between how much ice it has lost versus gained over a period of time, and is a direct measure of an ice sheet's contribution to sea level rise. [...] In Antarctica, these observations tell us that the West Antarctic ice sheet is currently shrinking substantially, and has been for the last decade. They also tell a story of a second much larger ice sheet in East Antarctica that has been growing slowly. The net result in Antarctica is that the ice sheet as a whole has been shrinking, contributing to rising sea levels, and probably much more so in recent years." Comments are welcome but, as this is a science forum, let's try to keep any discussion rooted in fact, rather than in opinion or ideology. If you want to dispute NASA's findings, please provide links to source materials so all can have opportunity to determine their validity.