posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 08:25 PM
Originally posted by engenerQ
....if you say so go do the math and remember the ice over water lowers the amount and remember that there is land under the ice also remember that
ice is less dense than water so go do the math and some research and come back and give me a ball park b/c there sure is not 1000' worth of rise
Be sure to account for isostacy.
When the ice on the caps melts... the poles rise as the weight (ice) is removed.
As the poles rise the equator sucks in like a fat man when a cute girl walks by.
It is not about the amount of water in the ice. It is about the net global effect.
The most extreme flooding will be closest to the equator. I am of the opinion that 100-300 meter "flooding" is possible upon complete evacuation
of polar ice in equatorial regions...
I am also of the opinion that the effect will be cataclyism rather than gradualism. It will begin with loss of the Ross Sea ice shelf, then massive
global quake activity to re-adjust for that change in polar mass. The quake activity will break the rest of the polar ice.
Splish... splosh... icesheets in the ocean
Mother earth bulges at the poles... sucks in her gut... and the fools slathered with coppertone at the beach chit-chatting on cell phones won't even
see it coming.
When the powers of darkness have grown strong, the wise man retreats.
Headin' to the hinterlands,