Article from the BBC on 12th November I heard on BBC Radio international (675 AM in Hong Kong) said that they ice sheet was melting at an accelerating pace and if it all melted, it would raise global sea levels by 7 metres.
I thought this was strange from two angles: first, the common sense angle. It just didn’t sound right to me. Second, I had just seen a video of an expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration quoted on a greenie website. Asked what would happen if all the ice caps in the world – Greenland, the Arctic, Antarctica and all the glaciers – were to melt, he said that the world oceans would increase by about 6 metres. So, how could the melting of Greenland alone add seven metres just by itself.