Friday, February 27, 2009

Wow, the sea is washing into my living room. I wonder if this is connected to that thing they were talking about...what was it again...oh yeah, global warming...

NVDL: We're headed for very interesting times. What's that saying again - adapt or die. From where I'm standing I see people adapting very little, if at all.
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Ken Pedersen, expedition leader at the Norwegian Troll Research Station in

GENEVA – Glaciers in Antarctica are melting faster and across a much wider area than previously thought, a development that threatens to raise sea levels worldwide and force millions of people to flee low-lying areas, scientists said Wednesday.

Researchers once believed that the melting was limited to the Antarctic Peninsula, a narrow tongue of land pointing toward South America. But satellite data and automated weather stations now indicate it is more widespread.

"That's unusual and unexpected," he told The Associated Press in an interview.

By the end of the century, the accelerated melting could cause sea levels to climb by 3 to 5 feet — levels substantially higher than predicted by a major scientific group just two years ago.

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