posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 08:05 PM
Originally posted by winterkill
The loss of ice covering Greenland and Antarctica has accelerated over the last 20 years, shrinking three times as much as in the 1990s and
contributing substantially to sea level rise, according to a comprehensive new study of ice sheet loss conducted by 26 laboratories around the
Sea level has risen by about 20 centimeters, or almost 8 inches, since pre-industrial times and the widespread combustion of fossil fuels, whose
emissions of carbon dioxide have been the biggest contributor to climate change.
Sea level has risen an average of 3 millimeters a year since 1992, but the effect is cumulative and accelerating.
That's super, anyone know what accounts for the other 80%?
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"whose emissions of carbon dioxide have been the biggest contributor to climate change"
Whomever wrote this might want to look at two things, the largest contributor or driver of climate, that being the sun and of course changes in our
path through the galaxy (possibly through dispersed nebula). I find it highly improbable that cow farts and SUV's (carbon dioxide and methane) are
driving climate change on other planets in the solar system. The second, carbon dioxide increase FOLLOWS temperature increases, it's in both
geological and fossil records. not the other way around as Man Bear Pig Al Gore would like us all to believe.
We may be a contributor to climate change, but I think if you (or the source) actually does a little research they will find that out "contribution"
is less than 1%.
As far as the other 80%, maybe the earth really is expanding?
Cheers - Dave
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