Greenland glaciers present threat if Earth warms up, scientist says
karl at daviesand.com
Fri May 12 10:27:12 EST 2000
Mike Hagen wrote:
> 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.
Do you mean the research referred to at
This review seems to suggest there's no imminent risk of major melting.
On the other hand/pole, there's a paper at
http://www.agu.org/GRL/articles/1999GL010863/ROTHROCKTEXT.html showing a rapidly
increasing rate of melting of Arctic sea ice. Someone on another newsgroup
calculated that at the rate indicated, all the sea ice could be gone in ten
years. Pretty soon we could be looking at satellite images of the Northwest
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