Skip to comments.'Sleeping giant' glacier may lift seas two metres: study
Posted on 05/18/2016 5:31:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Paris (AFP) - A rapidly melting glacier atop East Antarctica is on track to lift oceans at least two metres, and could soon pass a "tipping point" of no return, researchers said Wednesday.
To date, scientists have mostly worried about the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets as dangerous drivers of sea level rise.
But the new study, following up on earlier work by the same team, has identified a third major threat to hundreds of millions of people living in coastal areas around the world.
"I predict that before the end of the century the great global cities of our planet near the sea will have two- or three-metre (6.5 - 10 feet) high sea defences all around them," said Martin Siegert, co-director of the Grantham Institute and Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, and the study's senior author.
From the air, the contours of Totten Glacier -- roughly the size of France -- are invisible because the entire Antarctic continent is covered by a seamless, kilometres-thick blanket of snow and ice.
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To date, scientists have mostly worried about the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets
as dangerous drivers of sea level rise (AFP Photo/Eitan Abramovich)
Liberals say the sky is falling again.
Thanks, made me laugh!
If it is going to fall into the sea, melt and raise the ocean level 6 feet, the entire USA will once again be “red” as the blue cities on the coasts will rush towards the center of the Continent. COOL...
From the article, much of the glacier is already underwater; its melting will have no effect on sea level.
Here comes Chicken Little again....well, even weak minded liberals need something to do.
Probably the only way to flush out the Progressive cities on the East and West coasts!
Well, it wouldn’t be the first time since the end of the last glaciation that the ice suddenly gave way. I would have hated to have been down stream when the glacial dam that created Washington’s scablands gave way.
I predict you are wrong. Wanna bet?
There's not enough ice and snow on this planet to raise the seas to that level even if it ALL melted..........
And if it did, it's likely the planet is headed on a collision course with the sun and we are all doomed.......
So don your sunglasses and stock up on sun screen.........
When water freezes, it expands, and takes up more volume.
When ice melts, it shrinks, and takes up less volume.
8th grade science, back when they taught it.
Didn’t happen during the Medieval warming period, not gonna happen this time.
Monkeys may fly out of my butt.
And all we have to do to stop it is give up all our liberties and impoverish ourselves by giving our money to the government! A small price to pay I say!
My thoughts exactly. As long as it downs them all, I’m pretty OK with this.
You can get any outcome you want with statistics especially if you use common core math.
Probably not ..... but may
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