posted on Sep, 5 2019 @ 04:14 AM
For decades "scientists" pushing for Carbon Taxes (which will only encourage governments to deal with more polluting corporations, since more CO2
will mean more tax income) and for population control have been citing the alleged "Rise of Sea Levels" as a proof of Anthropogenic Global Warming,
also known as AGW - the THEORY that human activity is singlehandedly causing the rise of global temperature by 350 degrees a decade ago (believe it or
not, a decade ago, an eminent scientist did predict that the Earth would become "Venus-like" in the years that came after).
The idea is simple, they say. Ice caps are melting! Yes that might happen between glaciation periods. But no matter that, ice caps are melting and now
that's your fault. And when ice melts, it becomes water right? So they show you this trend in which there's apparently sea levels rising, as a
result of ice caps melting. Don't forget polar bears are dying of hunger because of cows. You have your notebook with you right? This is basic stuff
you learn at university. Bears are dying of hunger because, otherwise, in nature, they are supposed to die from parachute opening failure.
But yeah, anyways. Ice cap melts = rise of sea levels. They have graphs you can't verify to prove it. Well you could verify it, if you happened to
live on the ocean and have an absurdly long ruler and several hundred years to spare looking at the ruler.
The idea makes sense... except for a tiny, really tiny minuscule trivial detail. It's no biggie really, it's just that, well, when ice melts in a
body of water, the level of the water remains the same. Oops.
Ever put ice cubes in your glass of water? When you do, does the water spill over when the ice finishes melting? No. Something else you are supposed
to learn at university. But that's in a different class - that's in physics, on the topic of the phases of matter. Yes, water is one of the rare
matter whose molecules decrease in density as it becomes solid. Liquid water is actually more dense than solid water - hence, that's why ice floats.
As water melts from ice to liquid, the volume it occupies remains the same - in fact, liquide water would be slightly more compact than ice.
Sea levels are not supposed to rise when ice melts.
Of course, of course, I am oversimplifying it, Warmers might say. "John", they'll say. "John, first please allow me to say I am not fond of you,
because if you oppose any aspect of AGW, then that automatically means you are a Catholic republican shill paid by Exxon". That's okay, my dear
Warmer. I understand the need to stereotype people into boxes so to ease any personal cognitive dissonance. "John", they'll add. "John, this ice
that's melting, it's from glaciers. It's like, there's this glass of water - the sea - and then there's this other glass, and this other glass is
filled with melting ice. Remember, John, ice is melting ice is melting ice is melting. You saw the footage, right? That perfectly square iceberg that
was cut out from Antarctica. This ice is melting, and adding to the glass that represents the sea."
Except that that's not true. Ice is heavy. Because ice is so bloody heavy, it in fact has pushed the actual ground of Antarctica way below the sea
level. The ice cap is directly immersed in the ocean all around. As a proof, people can cut away icebergs and they'll just float into the ocean.
Antarctica's ground is not somehow separating the ice cap from the ocean, in a way that your finger could be holding the ice cube above your glass of
water. If that was the case, then yeah, the melting ice cube would make the water in the glass underneath rise. But that's not the case. The ice cube
is immersed in the water, occupying volume in the water; your finger would be underwater and the ice cube poking out. They are in the same glass -
they are in the same system. When the ice melts, it's not supposed to make the water in your glass rise. That's not how water works, you learn that
So please, please, please people. Please stop saying that sea levels are rising because of Antarctica melting. Sea level rising because of continental
rebound or because of high altitude glaciers? Now that might be realistic. But because of Antarctica melting? That's not how water works. Pour
yourself a drink, add yourself a few cubes, and check the basic physics for yourself.