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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Climate change.

As Republicans plan to "stall" the climate change legislation, I was kinda struck by this. Not the report that the Antarctic melting might not be as bad as feared (good,) but by the overall scale of what we're talking about.
However, the study published in the journal Science found that even a one meter rise in sea levels would be significant enough to weaken the Earth's gravity field in the southern hemisphere and affect the Earth's rotation.

That rotational shift would cause water to pile up in the northern oceans and could result in dramatic regional differences in sea levels, with the largest rise on the east and west coast of the United States.

Less than one third of the conservative predicted sea level rise from the west Antarctic ice shelf, and we're altering the Earth's gravitation.

That's bigger than a few penguins and polar bears...


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