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He's a troll, spot, "rember"?? He can't even spell, let alone understand global warming and overpopulation, and related projections.

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In 1970 there were dire warnings of global cooling.

If the idea of CO2 as a driver of climate is so clear why is there on peer reviewed paper which clearly confirms this?

But ignoring that issue the "consensus" IPCC numbers have a worst case scenario which does not frighten me. The headlines and hype around the numbers is very alarming. Please try to keep the actual scale of the "catastrophy" in mind; a sea level rise twice as big as last centuary, maybe.

I came across this;

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/i ... 1/art00009

It has a value of 5cm sea level rise due to the melting of Greenland's ice sheet by 2100 if current melt rates continue but since it shows a gain of ice in the middle and a melting around the edges there may well be a slowing of melting as the ice around the edges is replaced by tundra. If this happens then the sea level rise by 2100 will be well below the 20cm point.


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I am assuming that the majority of the low altitude melting (below 2000m) would be done by the ice outside the quickly moving glaciers. This will begin to be all melted at some point as the thick stuff is generally in the middle of the island.

The higher terminal point of the glaqciers will, as the paper notes, make some impact on the flow rate so increasing the flow rate out of the central ice sheet.


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http://www.npr.org/2012/08/21/159551828 ... =17&f=1001

While many cities around the country grapple with drought and excessive heat this year, city planners in Boston have something else on their minds: the prospect of rising water.

In this coastal metropolis, scientists and computer models predict that climate change could eventually lead to dramatic increases in sea level around the city. Coupled with a storm surge at high tide, parts of the city could easily end up under water.

The area that's home to Boston's Faneuil Hall, the city's first public market, is one of them. The land the hall was built on was once waterfront property, but by the late 1800s, the growing city needed more room. So the marshes and mudflats along the wharf were filled in — and the city expanded.

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