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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by deadeyedick
If ice is above sea level then melts or breaks off then that would have some effect on levels.
If ice is floating (which is the definition of sea ice) it is displacing the same amount of water. It doesn't matter how much "above sea level" the top of it is.
edit on 10/15/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TehSlenderMan
People scream constantly about Global Warming. Then this happens. Wheres your warming? All I see if Global neutral (Ba dum tss) no, but seriously, unbelievable, there is absolutely NO proof that Global Warming exists, this only confirms that it doesn't. But, I bet theres still idiots screaming "ZUMG B CARFUL DEWD GLOBAL WARMIN GUN GET U"
Doesn't sea ice have the same affect be it Arctic or Antarctic?
Originally posted by Ghost375
Originally posted by network dude
If you read the whole article, you will find some amazingly strange wording on how this report confirms that global warming is still an issue.
That "amazingly strange wording" is how intellectuals speak.
It makes perfect sense.
Despite frequent headlines about a warming planet, melting sea ice, and rising oceans, climate analysts pointed to a seeming bright spot this week: During Southern Hemisphere winters, sea ice in the Antarctic, the floating chunks of frozen ocean water, is actually increasing.
If the world was warming up uniformly, you would expect the sea ice cover to decrease in the Antarctic, but it's not. The reason for that is because the Antarctic is cooler than the rest of the world. It's warming up as well but not as fast as other places.
So you have the warming world and a cold Antarctica, and the difference between the two is increasing. That makes the winds around Antarctica move a little bit faster. There's also a difference that comes from the depletion of ozone in the stratosphere in the Antarctic, which makes the stratosphere colder.
That's the leading explanation for what we're seeing in the Antarctic, but you have to acknowledge that the effect is very small.