Saturday, February 18, 2006

Which is More Alarming?

So now I suppose the question is, "Which is the greater cause for alarm: that the glaciers are melting twice as fast as we had previously thought or that our ignorance of the facts is twice as great as was previously thought?"

From the news:

"Those faster-moving glaciers now dump in a year twice as much ice into the Atlantic as they did in 1996, researchers said Thursday. The resulting icebergs, along with increased melting of Greenland's ice sheet, could account for nearly 17 percent of the estimated one-tenth of an inch annual rise in global sea levels, or twice what was previously believed,..."

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