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  •  What a moronic right wing troll. (0+ / 0-)

    Frank's comment history is enlightening.

    •  So you can't do the math? n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Where are we, now that we need us most?

      by Frank Knarf on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 01:49:24 PM PDT

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    •  Some info from the moronic right-wing trolls at (0+ / 0-)

      NSIDC that you may find interesting:

      http://nsidc.org/...

      "Antarctica and Greenland, the world's largest ice sheets, make up the vast majority of the Earth's ice. If these ice sheets melted entirely, sea level would rise by more than 70 meters. However, current estimates indicate that mass balance for the Antarctic ice sheet is in approximate equilibrium and may represent only about 10 percent of the current contribution to sea level rise coming from glaciers. However, some localized areas of the Antarctic have recently shown significant negative balance, e.g., Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers, and glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula. There is still much uncertainty about accumulation rates in Antarctica, especially on the East Antarctic Plateau. The Greenland Ice Sheet may be contributing about 30 percent of all glacier melt to rising sea level. Furthermore, recent observations show evidence for increased ice flow rates in some regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet, suggesting that ice dynamics may be a key factor in the response of coastal glaciers and ice sheets to climate change and their role in sea level rise."

      Where are we, now that we need us most?

      by Frank Knarf on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 02:44:51 PM PDT

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