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I KNOW thats why if you read my statement properly ( and that also means all the people who gave a star to this reply) you will note that I said there " would be nothing to stop the glacier from sliding into the sea and thus raising sea levels" meaning the GLACIER that is resting on top of the land would have no ice in front of it to stop the gacier from slipping from the land and falling into the sea THUS RAISING sea levels. Please read this and this means you star givers
Originally posted by eNumbra
Originally posted by tarifa37
reply to post by boo1981
The implications could be huge.Once all the floating ice has broken free there would be nothing to stop the glacier from sliding into the sea and thus raising sea levels.
except that it's a piece of ice that's already in the water, thus, already contributing to the sea level and not affecting it after breaking off.
Glaciers form on land, often elevated, and are distinct from the much thinner sea ice and lake ice that form on the surface of bodies of water.
Originally posted by jjkenobi
Tow it to Africa to provide fresh drinking water for millions!