I have read much of your replies and from my stand point you are mostly right in a sense, but when the Polar Ice Caps melt all the way through the oceans will rise 75 meters. Now you might not have to worry because this will take many years to happen, but it will come much sooner than you think. Over the past 24 years the Polar Ice Caps over North America and Canada have melted 23%. This melting process is accelerating every year because as the ice caps melt more water vapor is released. These water vapor droplets absorb the sun's energy (Humidity is an example of it.) warming the earth's atmosphere and melting the ice caps faster. Now most the the northern ice caps are floating on water, but Greenland and Antartica are where the problem will come from.
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Posted 12 June 2004 - 08:23 PM
I don't think its the quantity of water that is pondered in a sense, but what the result of rising sea levels will do to the Tidal Bulge. It may only take a rise to the effect that Burnside cited to cause a wobble and subsequent techtonic reactions.
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