By Paul Homewood
Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates
Glaciers have lost more than 9 trillion tons (that is 9,625,000,000,000 tons) of ice between 1961 and 2016, which has resulted in global sea levels rising by 27 millimeters in this period. The largest contributors were glaciers in Alaska, followed by the melting ice fields in Patagonia and glaciers in the Arctic regions. Glaciers in the European Alps, the Caucasus and New Zealand were also subject to significant ice loss; however, due to their relatively small glacierized areas, they played only a minor role when it comes to the rising global sea levels.
Wow!! 27mm between 1961 and 2016!
Two inches a century. Head to the hills!
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April 8, 2019 at 04:33PM