Melting Glaciers To Drown Us (At 2 Inches A Century!)



By Paul Homewood

 

 

From Phys.org

 

 

Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates

by University of Zurich

Melting  ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. Glaciers alone have lost more than 9 trillion tons of ice since 1961, raising water levels by 27 millimeters, an international research team under the lead of the University of Zurich has now found.

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 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.

 

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-glaciers-sea-greater.html

 

 

Wow!! 27mm between 1961 and 2016!

Two inches a century. Head to the hills!

via NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

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April 8, 2019 at 04:33PM

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