"A few degrees of change [in temperature] can increase the amount of mass loss, and that contributes to sea level rise?
posted on 12/17/2008 6:24:38 AM PST
(Wasilla warrior in 2012!)
Melting floating ice doesn’t change water levels. Melting landlocked ice (which is what this article is referencing) does. Never mind that whatever ice is being “lost” is likely being made up in spades elsewhere!
I think a lot of this controversy will die off after this winter. ;-)
I understand your skepticism, but they are talking about land-based ice (Antarctica), so it’s true that ice loss = sea level rise.
posted on 12/17/2008 6:49:05 AM PST
by Izzy Dunne
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