In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lynn McGuire <email@example.com> writes >>>> Further, get your facts straight. The Greenland icecap would raise sea >>>> levels by 7 meters. Antarctica would raise it by about 60 meters. To >>>> put this in perspective, the normal sea level difference between an >>>> interglacial and a glacial maximum is about 120 meters. >>> >>> Isn't there about 100 meters of water in the North >>> Sea? >>> >>> Wasn't the North Sea dry land during the last >>> glacial maximum? >>> >>> The math for your interglacial and glacial math >>> needs a few more meters. >> >> If there is 100 meters of water in the North Sea and it was dry land >> during the last glacial maximum that would be consistent with 120 meters >> of sea level change. >> >> I'm quoting fairl well accepted numbers, I didn't calculate them. > >North Sea Rise = 100 meters > >Greenland icecap = 7 meters > >Antarctica ice cap = 60 meters > >Difference between interglacial and glacial maximum = >100 + 7 + 60 = 167 meters
Do the ice caps melt completely in a "normal inter-glacial"?