posted on Apr, 4 2005 @ 06:55 PM
It has the potential, if melted, to raise sea level an inch or three, doubtful it could do any more. Now, if the Western shelf of Antarctica were to
melt, we'd be seeing several feet, and the corresponding loss of many coastal and island areas.
It seems to be skirting the edge of the ice tongue, and may not impact it at all. If it doesn't hit and get stuck, it will just slip out into the
open ocean and melt in short order. If it does break off the ice tongue, then more icebergs will be able to egress every year, meaning more melting,
less habitat for penguins, and probably rising temperatures in the Ross sea.
I guess we'll see eventually. But honestly, could this thing be moving any slowler?
I mean, c'mon..let's speed it up a little. Where's a
coyote with a rocket booster when you need one?