Beloved of Ra
- Dec 5, 2003
We might well get Doggerland back.
If the ice caps melt then the sea levels will rise and a lot of land will be underwater. But won't a lot of land be freed from the ice? Won't that land also "spring" up as the weight of ice lifts. Therefore will we have as much land as we had before albeit perhaps not fertile and suffering Winter/Summer day length issues? All I see are maps showing the flooding but not Antarctica, Greenland, Siberia, Canada without the ice. I suppose the equatorial regions above water may be too hot but what will the ratio of lost to new land be?
During the last ice age Scotland, like much of northern Europe, was covered with ice. The weight of this huge compacted ice sheet pushed the Earth’s crust down, causing the land levels to sink. Over the 14,000 years since the ice sheet melted, Scotland has been rising an average rate of 1-2mm per year.
It doesn't look as though the land will rise quickly enough to cancel out the effects of the flooding caused by melting ice.
I’ve been reading articles like this in proper newspapers since the seventies. Ice Age predicted by 2000 clearly never happened. Then I’ve been told I was going to be boiled in my skin like a Black Pudding by now. Which is it?
This is why Global Warming has been renamed ‘Climate Change’ as this allows alarmist narrative to be promoted whether it’s too warm, too wet or too cold.