23 Jul '11, 5pm

Rising Oceans – Too Late to Turn the Tide?

Rising Oceans - Too Late to Turn the Tide? Posted on 24 July 2011 by Badgersouth This article is a re-post of a Universtiy of Arizona news release by Daniel Stolte, University Communications. If sea levels rose to where they were during Last Interglacial Period, large parts of the Gulf of Mexico region would be under water (red areas), including half of Florida and several Caribbean islands. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Weiss) Melting ice sheets contributed much more to rising sea levels than thermal expansion of warming ocean waters during the Last Interglacial Period, a UA-led team of researchers has found. The results further suggest that ocean levels continue to rise long after warming of the atmosphere levels off. Thermal expansion of seawater contributed only slightly to rising sea levels compared to melting ice sheets during the Last Interglacial Period, a Universi...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=896

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