Monday, February 22, 2010

Report details melting of Antarctic ice shelves

What are the Christopher Moncktons of the world going to say about this?

A new report by the United States Geological Survey says that all - I repeat, all - ice shelves on the southern portion of the Antarctic Peninsula have shrunken because of human-made climate change. The biggest changes have occurred only since 1990 (ahem).

This will likely cause sea levels to rise all over the world and flood low-lying areas and entire cities. We've all heard of icebergs, but have you ever heard of a waterberg? Water in its liquid state can't pile up as ice can, and the melted ice has to go somewhere.

Climate change denial is fatal for our children and grandchildren.


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