Humanity May Never See < 400 ppm CO2 Ever Again

Discussion in 'Weather' started by xcel, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    Rising ocean levels are affected by many things - tectonic plates, gravitational changes, and other things. We have better data now, from things like the GRACE satellites.

    https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/76/grace-mission-15-years-of-watching-water-on-earth

    The GRACE satellites also tell us a lot about ice sheets:

    https://grace.jpl.nasa.gov/

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v491/n7425/full/nature11621.html

    Antarctica and the YUUUUUGE mass of ice sitting there are changing the shape of the earth, and if all the Antarctic ice melts - it will make Mt Chimborazo (in Ecuador) TALLER than Mt Everest:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9428163

    Science is amazing, and very often mind blowing!
     
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