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Old 01-31-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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When the glaciers melt sea levels rise........

Humans have already set in motion 69 feet of sea-level rise | Grist
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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That is great news, I might own some future ocean front property right now!
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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When the glaciers melt sea levels rise........

Humans have already set in motion 69 feet of sea-level rise | Grist
Not exactly news, they've had computer projections for years of what the US would look like if the glaciers melted and Florida is pretty much gone etc. etc.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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Articles such as the one cited make me see red. They are lies, not innocent misinterpretations, but intentional and da...able fear mongering assaults on real science. Here is a quote:

"To make matters worse, there’s also Antarctica, the other great planetary ice sheet, with 10 times as much total water as Greenland — all of which could someday be translated into rising sea level. That includes the West Antarctic ice sheet, which is marine- rather than land-based, making it highly vulnerable to melting."


There is a high school science experiment where you fill a glass or beaker with ice, and then fill it to the rim with water, free floating the ice. The student then has to guess what happens when the ice melts. The level of water in the beaker remains the same. Ice floats because it displaces more space than liquid water. The authors of the article conveniently leave that out and imply that the melting of a floating ice sheet will dramatically raise sea levels.

If science was able to sue liars like the author of this drivel, maybe the amount of stupidity in print would be reduced. I don't hold out much hope for that happening, and all I can say to someone like that is "Here's yer sign." It doesn't belong in the science forum, and I don't see that city-data yet has a fantasy science sub-forum.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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Articles such as the one cited make me see red. They are lies, not innocent misinterpretations, but intentional and da...able fear mongering assaults on real science. Here is a quote:

"To make matters worse, there’s also Antarctica, the other great planetary ice sheet, with 10 times as much total water as Greenland — all of which could someday be translated into rising sea level. That includes the West Antarctic ice sheet, which is marine- rather than land-based, making it highly vulnerable to melting."


There is a high school science experiment where you fill a glass or beaker with ice, and then fill it to the rim with water, free floating the ice. The student then has to guess what happens when the ice melts. The level of water in the beaker remains the same. Ice floats because it displaces more space than liquid water. The authors of the article conveniently leave that out and imply that the melting of a floating ice sheet will dramatically raise sea levels.

If science was able to sue liars like the author of this drivel, maybe the amount of stupidity in print would be reduced. I don't hold out much hope for that happening, and all I can say to someone like that is "Here's yer sign." It doesn't belong in the science forum, and I don't see that city-data yet has a fantasy science sub-forum.
In this case the amount of fresh water locked up in ice/snow will be added to the water levels of the ocean since much of the ice is locked up over land mass not floating in the ocean!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:17 PM
 
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In this case the amount of fresh water locked up in ice/snow will be added to the water levels of the ocean since much of the ice is locked up over land mass not floating in the ocean!!
Which part of marine- rather than land-based from your own link didn't sink (heh) in?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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Articles such as the one cited make me see red. They are lies, not innocent misinterpretations, but intentional and da...able fear mongering assaults on real science. Here is a quote:

"To make matters worse, there’s also Antarctica, the other great planetary ice sheet, with 10 times as much total water as Greenland — all of which could someday be translated into rising sea level. That includes the West Antarctic ice sheet, which is marine- rather than land-based, making it highly vulnerable to melting."


There is a high school science experiment where you fill a glass or beaker with ice, and then fill it to the rim with water, free floating the ice. The student then has to guess what happens when the ice melts. The level of water in the beaker remains the same. Ice floats because it displaces more space than liquid water. The authors of the article conveniently leave that out and imply that the melting of a floating ice sheet will dramatically raise sea levels.

If science was able to sue liars like the author of this drivel, maybe the amount of stupidity in print would be reduced. I don't hold out much hope for that happening, and all I can say to someone like that is "Here's yer sign." It doesn't belong in the science forum, and I don't see that city-data yet has a fantasy science sub-forum.
Sweet Jesus Harry..........you are so wrong on this. You can argue that it isn't warming or whatever but DEAR GOD please consider what you just wrote. A good chistian respects the truth....just saying....
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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You may certainly call me wrong, but the onus is now on you to say why you think I am wrong and present your proof.

I refer you to a previous thread in a different city-data forum:
Patently Alarmist Greenland story from NBC News

Pay attention to post #7 in this thread:
Claiming That Sea Level is Rising is a Total Fraud

Another link:
"What if all the ice melts?" Myths and realities
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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Haven't the sea levels been rising and landmasses sinking since before mankind?

Mankind adapts or mankind becomes just another failed experiment of nature.....
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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What is a chistian?
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