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Re: Greenhouse effect

  • Subject: Re: Greenhouse effect
  • From: Rand Nicholson <writserv@nbnet.nb.ca>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 12:01:10 -0500 (CDT)

>In a message dated Fri, 7 Sep 2001  1:15:47 AM Eastern Daylight 
>Time, Neil Carroll <zzamia@hargray.com> writes:
>
>When the ice cubes
>>  in my glass of water melt, the water level in the glass does not get any
>>  higher than it did when the ice cubes were still frozen. The entire northern
>>  ice cap is floating in the ocean the whole thing could melt and it wouldn't
>>  change the oceans level one millimeter. The south pole is only about half on
>>  land so the oceans may rise a very little bit.
>
>You are right about the north polar cap,

(Snip)

>Jason Hernandez
>Naturalist-at-Large


I would not dismiss a large ice mass such as the Norththern Polar 
Cap. If it should melt, there goes the climate. Then it will *rain*. 
Much of that water will fall on land.

Kind Regards,

Rand





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