Re: g0miileg0, v3rzjen 1.2...
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 14, 2003, 8:56|
* email@example.com 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
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...