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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Global Warming Will Cause Rising Sea Levels, More, Stronger Storms

Picture; Glaciers melting in Greenland

A recent scientific analysis maintains that rising sea levels over the next 100 years could occur because of the erosion of the planet's polar ice fields. The report says this erosion will be caused in a large part by human activities.The study suggests that by about 2100, average temperatures could be four degrees higher than today. This could cause the oceans to rise 13 to 20 feet. The last time this happened was 129,000 years ago, between the last two ice ages.Jonathan T. Overpeck of the University of Arizona, one of the leading members involved in the study, said there is a strong case that the failure to diminish emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases will lead to greenhouselike effect. Dr. Overpeck acknowledged the uncertainties about the causes. But he said that in a world in which humans, rich and poor, increasingly clustered on coasts, the risks were great enough to justify prompt action. "People driving big old S.U.V.'s to their favorite beach or coastal golf course," he said, should "start to think twice about what they might
be doing."
This was taken from an article, "Climate Data Hint at Irreversible Rise in Seas," by Andrew C. Revkin in the New York Times.
Published: March 24, 2006



At 2:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you tell the ice is melting? I don't see it dripping...

At 2:05 PM , Blogger Dicky Neely said...

Well, you have to look very closely!


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