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“It’s a larger problem than we initially thought.” Co-author Carling Hay added in an interview with BBC: “The acceleration into the last two decades is far worse than previously thought. This new acceleration is about 25 percent higher than previous estimates.”
A United Nations subcommittee led by Dr. Clark and Dr. Church said last year that if human emissions of greenhouse gases continued at a high level, the sea could rise as much as three feet by the end of this century, or possibly even more in the worst case. The research from Harvard and Rutgers has already set off efforts to develop new forecasts, with results due in the coming months.
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: amazing
If we are to believe the article, there is NOT A DAMN thing we can do about it. So I'd say buy a place second row at the beach and hopefully, but retirement, it will be ocean front. (that's living smart)
But then even if all your beans being in the same basket don't work out, and somehow the temperature increase turns around, I am sure we will be able to find a new "end of the world" scenario to panic about.
this one just seems like worrying about when we will get hit by a giant meteor. If it happens, I sure can't stop it, and if I worry about it and it never comes, I wasted good beer drinking time worrying about nothing. Go look at the CO2 levels. Even with our, super conscious efforts, they are still steadily rising like clockwork. Find another hobby. It will make you live longer.
A total of 67 SMB records from the AIS over the last 800 yr
were analysed to assess the temporal variability of accumulation
rates. The temporal and spatial variability of the
SMB over the previous 800 yr indicates that SMB changes
over most of Antarctica are statistically negligible and do not
exhibit an overall clear trend. This result is in accordance
with the results presented by Monaghan et al. (2006), which
demonstrate statistically insignificant changes in the SMB
over the past 50 yr. However, a clear increase in accumulation
of more than 10 % (> 300 kg m−2 yr−1
) has occurred in highSMB
coastal regions and over the highest part of the East
Antarctic ice divide since the 1960s. The decadal records of
previous centuries show that the observed increase in accumulation
is not anomalous at the continental scale, that highaccumulation
periods also occurred during the 1370s and
1610s, and that the current SMB is not significantly different
from that over the last 800 yr.
Scientists estimate that about one-third of sea level rise is caused by expansion of warmer ocean water, one-third is due to ice loss from the massive Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and the remaining third results from melting mountain glaciers. But the fate of the polar ice sheets could change that ratio and produce more rapid increases in the coming decades.
You really believe that nothing is happening and it is all for funding?
originally posted by: charolais
Maybe they are trying to get in the spotlight for more funding
I'm not expert but I think that a rise of 3 feet is a sh!tload of water and I'm not sure how to arctic/antarctic ice would do that much.
In summary, the mid-Holocene, roughly 6,000 years ago, was generally warmer than today, but only in summer and only in the northern hemisphere. More over, we clearly know the cause of this natural warming, and know without doubt that this proven "astronomical" climate forcing mechanism cannot be responsible for the warming over the last 100 years.
Text2.3 millimeters a year is what was mentioned in the same article. So how does 430 yrs for 1 meter equal 100yrs or as soon as a decade? NASA can't math
This post has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the time frame for how long scientists estimate it will take sea levels to rise three feet.