posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:10 AM
So I was doing some thinking about global warming, and it led me to the following question.
First, there is a pretty simple science experiment where you put an ice cube in a full glass of water.
One would think that, as the ice melts, the glass would overflow.
However, due to the ice being less dense than water, the water in the glass never overflows.
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Now, applying this to the theory of global warming, wouldn't the sea levels stay approximately the same, even if the polar ice caps melted?
(not including land glaciers, etc...)