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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate 302

Posted by samzenpus
from the how-high's-the-water-momma? dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this bit of good news for everyone who is waiting for their homes to one day be on the beach. Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report in Nature Geoscience finds. Near-shore waters went up by about 2mm per year more than the general trend for the Southern Ocean as a whole in the period between 1992 and 2011. Scientists say the melting of glaciers and the thinning of ice shelves are dumping 350 billion tonnes of additional water into the sea annually. This influx is warming and freshening the ocean, pushing up its surface. "Freshwater is less dense than salt water and so in regions where an excess of freshwater has accumulated we expect a localized rise in sea level," explained Dr Craig Rye from the University of Southampton, UK, and lead author on the new journal paper.
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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

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  • Re:unfair policy (Score:3, Insightful)

    by stjobe (78285) on Monday September 01, 2014 @12:23PM (#47800647) Homepage

    It's getting its compensation.....an Arctic Ice Cap that has expanded by 41% in the past 2 years. Most ice up there since 2006. Ironically, not reported here....
    I guess anything goes to advance the global warming scam.

    Sure, it's expanded by 41% in the last two years. What you fail to mention is that 2012 was a record low.

    Guess that didn't fit into your "global warming scam" world-view?

  • Re:unfair policy (Score:4, Insightful)

    by TitusC3v5 (608284) on Monday September 01, 2014 @12:39PM (#47800753) Homepage
    It's getting its compensation.....an Arctic Ice Cap that has expanded by 41% in the past 2 years. Most ice up there since 2006. Ironically, not reported here....
    I guess anything goes to advance the global warming scam.


    Pro tip: Lie Less [washington.edu]
  • Re:unfair policy (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Pino Grigio (2232472) on Monday September 01, 2014 @01:40PM (#47801167)
    Because it's an absolutely fantastic opportunity to make huge amounts of money from lots of poor suckers. Can you imagine it? No need for fearmongering ad campaigns; the politicians and activist-scientists do it for you. Scare everybody witless then sell them insurance.

    It's such a brilliant idea I don't know why I didn't think of it before. Oh I remember now... I'm not a sociopath.
  • Re:unfair policy (Score:5, Insightful)

    by itzly (3699663) on Monday September 01, 2014 @02:11PM (#47801435)
    Funny how you react to a comment about Arctic ice with a study of Antarctic ice.
  • by zr (19885) on Monday September 01, 2014 @02:14PM (#47801457) Homepage

    the next story on slashdot—on iCloud nude pics leakage—collected more comments. ..i'm sorry to disappoint you but it really is not more complex than that..

  • Re:unfair policy (Score:5, Insightful)

    by curmudgeon99 (1040054) on Monday September 01, 2014 @02:44PM (#47801679)
    Here's the problem with that line of reasoning. If--as you say--the entire Climate Change thing is bogus and the insurance companies are using it to raise premiums--where is the free market? Where is the one insurance company bucking the crowd? Surely, if this is a big myth, there has to be at least one big insurance company willing to sell cheap insurance. They could make a killing, were it true.

    The only problem with your theory is the missing contrarian. No insurance company is willing to buck the science. Not one.

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