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Re: g0miileg0, v3rzjen 1.2...

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Friday, February 14, 2003, 8:56
* said on 2003-02-12 08:37:13 +0100
> en memo 2003:02:10 12.16.19 gogo, Andreas (and_yo@HOTMAIL.COM) graffii: > > > I'm too tired to look thru' this with much attention right now, but I > > thought I'd just point out that the Earth's ice caps don't hold sufficient > > ice to raise the sea levels by more than ~65 meters. > > Warmer temperatures * will cause the upper layers of the oceans to > expand: sea levels would probably rise .5 -1.5 meters due to this factor > alone.
Ice takes more space than water, and converting the weight+space of the ice on the north pole to the weight+space of water shouldn't do much anything for the sea-levels. This will also mean that the amount of water that can be gained from permafrost is less than you might think. The ice on Greenland and the south pole, however... t.