sea level rise

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    And it just keeps getting more interesting for our children and grandchildren.

    Get Ready for 7 Foot Sea Level Rise by 2100 + Antarctic Glacier Past Tipping Point : TreeHugger

    quick update on the state of sea level rise projections. As you can tell from the title, it's not so good. Basically, by 2100 coastal areas should being prepared for about 7 feet (2.13 meters), that's what scientists from Western Carolina and Duke universities are saying. And, according to new research done at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica has reached a melting tipping point, which alone will eventually contribute about 9 inches (24 centimeters) of water to the world's oceans.

    Glacier Ground Line Steadily Retreating
    The word on the Pine Island Glacier comes via work published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A which shows how changes in the 'grounding line' of an ice sheet--where it floats free from its base of rock or sediment--can lead to its disintegration.

    Oxford University's Dr. Richard Katz says that the model his team developed shows "how instability in the grounding line, caused by gradual climatic changes, has the potential to reach a tipping point where disintegration of the ice sheet could occur."

    Pine Island Glacier Melting Accelerating
    The leap to that tipping point being reached comes in New Scientist's write up of the research. They explain that the grounding line for the PIG passed over a crucial crest on the Antarctic sea bed back in 1996, readying the glacier for accelerated shrinking. In fact PIG is four times faster than ten years ago.
     
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    Yes it does. As neither the AG Frauders or us will be around in 2100 to verity these predictions, I have no doubt that the future generations will manage on their own. And probably laughing their heads off at this nonsense.
     
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    When an old Jewish guy in Miami starts building a big-assed boat to put all the animals into, gimmie a call.
     
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    It would appear that the threat of global flooding from the faked IPCC glacier report is greater than we had anticipated.
     
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    You just don't understand the threat is from DRY water.
     
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    Are these the same guys who predicted an ice age in the 70s or the guys who said Florida was going to be underwater by 2000?
     
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    we'll just bore down a klick or so into the earth's crust and let the billion degree temperatures evaporate the water.

    problem solved!

    thanks al gore! you're the bestest!
     
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    That's the first thing I thought of when I read the OP.
     

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