Greenland glaciers present threat if Earth warms up, scientist says

Pam Wilson wilsonk at utahlinx.com
Sun Apr 30 00:06:09 EST 2000


For proof positive that sea level has not risen in 150+ years, see
http://www.vision.net.au/~daly/ross1841.htm

-  Pam

truffler1635 at my-deja.com wrote in message
>From The Oregonian, April 19, 2000, pA17
>
>Greenland glaciers present threat if Earth warms up, scientist says
>
> Scientist who have been watching the West Antarctic ice sheet for
>signs of melting say the bigger threat comes from glaciers in Greenland.
> Curt Cuffey, a geographer at the University of California at
>Berkeley, said that Greenland's glaciers are more likely to melt with
>dire consequences as the Earth warms up. "If nothing is done to
>stabilize our climate, the sea levels rise as much as 6 meters (20
>feet), you'll flood the southern half of Florida, the southern half of
>Louisiana," Cuffey said. "A 2-degree global warming doesn't sound like
>much, but you have to realize the consequences can be really quite
>disastrous."
<rest of the article snipped>
>Posted as a courtesy by
>Daniel B. Wheeler
>www.oregonwhitetruffles.com







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