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  •  IPCC4 also warned that their sea level predictions (5+ / 0-)

    did not take into account Greenland and Antarctica meltwater.  Glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica are declining at a rate faster than expected so the sea level measurements are confirming that ice melt cannot be ignored.

    Scambos et al. have published a number of papers on the Crane glacier in Antarctica which has lowered by hundreds of meters.   This is not all melt but rather the reduction in back pressure from the Antarctic Larsen shelf.  We are beginning to understand the physics of ice loss but unfortunately the ice may be all gone before we get it all figured out.

    Mitt Romney's moral compass points to the Cayman Islands.

    by captainlaser on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 05:25:18 PM PST

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