Wednesday, Sep 20, 2006

Head for the hills!

Independent: Sea levels are rising faster than predicted, warns Antarctic Survey

Is there any point worrying about house prices - we are all stuffed anyway .... The global sea level rise caused by climate change, severely threatening many of the world's coastal and low-lying areas from Bangladesh to East Anglia, is proceeding faster than UN scientists predicted only five years ago.

Posted by uncle chris @ 10:44 AM (554 views)
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1. Retired Banker said...

Gosh, sea level rises of between 4 and 35 inches in only 94 years time. Better not buy that holiday
home on the coast after all.

Joking apart, I believe that the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets will melt far more quickly than is
now being predicted.According to a recent scientific survey the Greenland ice sheet is now riven
with fissures reaching down to the base rock, and the melt rate is increasing exponentially.
These warmer melt waters are flowing down into these fissures and de-stabilising the glaciers, which
could result in massive amounts of ice sliding into the ocean.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 02:38PM Report Comment

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