On 5/31/14, 9:00 AM, J. Clarke wrote: > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com says... >> >> In sci.physics Thomas Heger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >>> Am 30.05.2014 02:36, schrieb R Kym Horsell: >>>> Oh, sure. 1-2 mm/yr c1900, 2-3 mm/yr c2000 -- It's starting to compare >>>> favourably to the last time the ice sheets melted. >>>> www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101201120605.htm >>>> 4 Dec 2010 ... Southampton researchers have estimated that sea-level rose by an average of >>>> about 1 metre per century at the end of the last Ice Age, ... >>> E.g. this article: >>> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140528133151.htm >>> Quote: >>> "A new study has found that the Antarctic Ice Sheet began melting about >>> 5,000 years earlier than previously thought coming out of the last ice >>> age -- and that shrinkage of the vast ice sheet accelerated during eight >>> distinct episodes, causing rapid sea level rise." >>> How can they call this 'science'? >>> The Antarctic is NOT melting AT ALL! >>> The average temperatures are well below melting point of water, so there >>> is little chance for ice to melt. >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Antarctica >>> Icebergs are already floating, hence have no influence on the sea-levels. >> >> Your poor addlepated moron. >> >> You seem to believe you can maintain one end of an iceblock at 10C >> and the other end at -11C and it doesn't melt because its >> average temperature is <0. >> >> And you also seem to believe all ice found floating on the sea is frozen sea >> water. >> >> Sheesh. > > Regardless of its source, if it is floating on the sea and it melts it > has no effect on sea level. > > It does if it wasn't floating in the sea previously, but was sitting up on land in a glacier. Sea level went up when it slid in.