[Homestead] Global Warming?
hstead at nc.rr.com
Thu Oct 22 22:44:59 EDT 2009
If all of the globe's ice were to melt, the sea level would rise about 300
feet (or so)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gil White" <gil.white at xplornet.com>
To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Global Warming?
> You're correct if all the water that was frozen was already in the ocean
> as ice. The 10% of the icebergs that are above water would simply fill in
> for the 90% that is below with no net gain.
> I think the issue was always about the glaciers melting. This is water
> that's not already part of the ocean and would eventually end up causing
> some increase in sea levels. Enough to flood New York City - I don't think
> so. Though I wouldn't be buying land in Louisiana or the Netherlands
> anytime soon.
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