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|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 12, 2003, 7:37|
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
* because of projected warmer temperatures of Global Warming (an
estimated 3-5 degrees C/ 5.4-9 degrees F globally... temperate zones 5-7
C/9-12.6 F... the poles a drastic 6-12 C/10.8-21.6 F... by the late 21st
Coastal cities like London, Rotterdam, Venice Italy, New York, Miami, Los
Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Calcutta, Sydney,
etc. would start to be completely or partially flooded. Entire nations and
regions would be submerged, drowned.
Then factor in mountain snow/glacier melts and icecap melts; extreme
intensification of volcanic activity globally; vegetation band shifts and
warming-induced mass-death of boreal forests, tropical rainforests, wetlands,
savannahs and other biotas; intensified cycles of flooding and drought;
limited regional nuclear wars... _ta-rah-boom-de-day...tada!_ a drastic
raising of the sea level approximately 150-175 metres above "normal" level.
In another words, it is like nearly 80-90 percent of the world's total
water and moisture seeking its base water-table.
A change of 4 degrees C/7.2 degrees F in the other direction is enough to
trigger the _onset_ - the beginning - of an ice age.
---> data compiled from:
_The Gaia Atlas of Future Worlds: Challenge and Opportunity in an Age of
Change_ by Norman Myers, 1990
- personal notes and scientific magazine clippings collected since 1988
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