Greenland glaciers present threat if Earth warms up, scientist says
mhagen at olympus.net
Thu May 11 18:50:52 EST 2000
I suppose we're balancing your early season - we were a good month
behind normal leaf times out for several reliable species. Summers
appear to be shorter and drier, fall is drier, winter is longer but
moderate, indistinguishable from spring. The driest period has been
pushed into September-October. Love that rainforest climate.
Check out Dr. Howard Conway's work on Antarctic ice thickness and
melting- very interesting.
Graham Willers wrote:
> elm <definitely at norse.dk> wrote in message news:3918C585.4260 at norse.dk...
> > so you are refuting my "blip" accusation with another "blip"
> > The real question is how long should we measure ice thickness before our
> > results are more than a "blip"?
> > IMHO, five thousand years would give us a working figure
> Steady on old bean - I am not refuting anything - I just tried to summarise
> in one line the info as offered on the website I was directed to.
> 'Blip' or not, I personally believe that the temprature in Britain ( at
> least ) has risen so far above 'normal' long term trends since 1960 that it
> is bound to have an effect, even if this effect is short term.
> One change of particular interest to my line of work ( forest & woodland
> management ) is that our oak trees are coming into leaf three weeks earlier
> than they were in 1960. This may not seem much but I think it is hugely
> significant, not least because the previous acculumlated variation since
> 1870 was in the order of a few days advance and not weeks.
> We will just have to wait and see - I sincerely hope it is a false alarm
> because if the Earth's atmosphere burns off it will have major implications
> for my future career prospects.
> Graham Willers
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