posted on Oct, 25 2003 @ 11:30 PM
Unfortunately, there are so many variables that we can't realistically predict what the effect of solar cycles, greenhouse gases and all the other
processes and variables have on the climate. This much they are certain on, things are changing rapidly.
Yes, this is very true. The ocean is one of the most chaotic things on earth, so it'll be difficult to tell what'll happen.
The poles are quite large, but I'm not sure if they'll make that make that much a difference in sea level if they melt. If you look at the size of
them, and scatter them so they cover teh whole ocean, you can see that it won't cover all of the world's oceans. Sure, it'll rise at least a few
feel, but that won't make too much of an impact (on huamns at least) if you live inland (which most people do), right?
I'm assuming the poles are made of freshwater (because they can freeze), so the salinity will be drastically lower than it used to be. However, since
the poles can't melt overnight, unless if Iraq nukes it or something, I'm sure that the creatures can adapt to the salinity without being stressed
OH, and don't believe something like Waterworld will happen. That movie sucked.