Friday, April 30, 2010

Mail Online: 'Melting icebergs cause sea levels to rise by the width of just a human hair every year' - but I am posting the story for the cool photo!

Doesn't it look like an exotic 'dinosaur fish' ready to chomp something giant and scary into to small bites of sushi?

Here is what the Mail Online: had to say:

"... If all the ice on land melted, it would raise the levels of oceans by 230ft.

Lead researcher Professor Andrew Shepherd, from the University of Leeds, said: 'Over recent decades there have been dramatic reductions in the quantity of Earth's floating ice, including collapses of Antarctic ice shelves and the retreat of Arctic sea ice.

'These changes have had major impacts on regional climate and, because oceans are expected to warm considerably over the course of the 21st century, the melting of floating ice should be considered in future assessments of sea level rise.' ..."


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