posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 07:58 PM
I believe the only thing keeping this ice sheet from floating off into the ocean every year are a few islands, which act like pins up into the sheet,
holding it in place. Now i guess these new fears could be as someone said, just them wanting a new round of attention to the whole topic of global
warming. Or they could actually have some genuine concerns that this event is imminant, maybe new fractures in the sheet have developed, or maybe the
pinning action is weakening or whatever. But have no doubt if this ice sheet does brake away, theres gonna be some major problems. Whatever ocean in
floats into, its gonna disrupt some major current, and that would affect the weather on a global scale big style. Thats one thing, but then after
about a year or so the thing would of completely melted and then you get the double wammy of water levels rising, 5m is high enough for all the beach
front property in the world to be wiped out, as well as plenty of low lying countries. Not as apocalyptic as the whole damn poles melting, still
pretty bad though im sure you'll agree.
And yet with global warming looming the largest single problem to come in this century, the guy in charge of the most influential and most powerful
nation ignores it. Bush waxed lyrical last night about the 'doomed' social security needing reform to save it from bankruptcy (maybe it wouldnt if
he didnt keep raiding it to pay off the deficit). He wants to protect the sanctity or marriage and spread democracy to the whole world, all this to
ensure future US generations live in a better world. Although he almost brushes aside global warming, I think he said one sentance about it. This
issue needs to be adressed, and now.