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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 12:25 PM

This Is the New Worst-Case Scenario for Ice Loss in Antarctica

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/08/14/the_new_worst_case_scenario_for_ice_loss_in_antarctica.html

With the most ice on Earth, Antarctica holds the key to the world’s coastal fate. But up until now, there hasn’t been a reliable upper bounds on how much Antarctica as a whole may contribute to global sea level rise over the relatively short term of the next several decades.

A new study published Wednesday in the open-source journal Earth Systems Dynamics provides that upper bounds for the first time, and it’s bigger than we thought: Antarctica alone may contribute up to 37 cm (14.5 inches) to global seas by 2100, more than triple previous worst-case estimates.

In a press release, Anders Levermann of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany and lead author of the study said: “Earlier research indicated that Antarctica would become important in the long term. Pulling together all the evidence it seems that Antarctica could become the dominant cause of sea level rise much sooner.”

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Reply This Is the New Worst-Case Scenario for Ice Loss in Antarctica (Original post)
NickB79 Aug 2014 OP
Adam051188 Aug 2014 #1
NickB79 Aug 2014 #3
PoutrageFatigue Aug 2014 #5
Jackpine Radical Aug 2014 #2
Enthusiast Aug 2014 #4
hatrack Aug 2014 #6

Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 12:28 PM

1. whatever they're saying, rest assured that the reality is much worse than that.

 

there are no profits to be gained from a "war on ice loss", so the data-skewing will be of the downplaying variety, not the customary inflationary kind commonly found in american everything concerning "drugs" or "terrorists" or "poor people" or whatever.

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Response to Adam051188 (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 12:38 PM

3. Yeah, that was my take on it too

Yesterday's "worst-case scenario" is quickly becoming today's new normal

So that makes today's "worst-case scenario".......???

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 04:05 PM

5. That seems to be the trend...

 

..."what we had previously said was worst case, is now too conservative"...

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 12:28 PM

2. Obviously propaganda put out by the multibillion-dollar

Global Warming hoax industry, all for the profit of Al Gore.

(*Sigh* Poe's Law & all… )

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 17, 2014, 01:56 PM

4. I never imagined that Al Gore could display such cunning.

He managed to fool most of the world's leading climate scientists while he raked in billions of dollars. Anyone that incredibly clever certainly should have been president.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 06:57 AM

6. But how can we incorporate this information into our valuation of the natural world?

Per a more recent post, we wouldn't want to miss any growth opportunities, would we?

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