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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 alone. * 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 century) 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 Hanuman Zhang --------------------- "Those at the top of the social order are apt to preach benevolence and righteousness to those at the bottom. Yet those at the top have typically stolen their position from others. They are the greatest thieves, because they have stolen the greatest amount of land and other property. So words about benevolence and righteousness are usually the fruit of robbery." - Chuang Tzu/Zhuangzi "O wise humanity, terribly wise humanity! Of thee I sing. How inscrutable is the civilization where men toil and work and worry their hair gray to get a living and forget to play!" - Lin Yutang, _The Importance of Living_ "...So what is life for? Life is for beauty and substance and sound and colour; and even those are often forbidden by law [socio-cultural conventions]. . . . Why not be free and live your own life? Why follow other people's rules and live to please others?..." ~Lieh-Tzu/Liezi, Taoist Sage (c. 450- c. 375 BCE) "Logic, organization, government should all be forgotten inasmuch as they begin themselves by making us forget the essential. ... We should learn to live without working. That would mean we would have to live creatively." ~~~ John Cage, composer/thinker (1912-1992) "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius --- and a lot of courage --- to move in the opposite direction." - E. F. Schumacker "Excess is excrement. Excrement retained in the body is poison." - Ursula Le Guin "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you." - Pericles (430 B.C.) => To Thine Own Self Be True <= "A man's character is determined by how hard he will fight for what he believes in." - Aben Kandel


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