Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
The Media

+ - Antarctic melting and sea-level changes

Submitted by
ajs
ajs writes "The recent reporting on sea-level changes has often made the leap from observed rising sea-levels to predicted rises in sea-levels to so-called "doomsday" scenarios without a great deal of context. A recent article about rising antarctic sea levels on Scientific American's site has a fairly good discussion of the three different measures and how they relate. It also points out that observations currently map to the upper-end of the, "18-59 centimeters (7-23 inches) this century," predicted by the IPCC, but that the primary concern is that this could lead to a sudden melting of much larger amounts of inland ice, and could result in changes of meters (100 million people live within a meter of sea-level) that are not accounted for in current estimates."

When the weight of the paperwork equals the weight of the plane, the plane will fly. -- Donald Douglas

Working...