May 16, 2013 — For decades, scientists have used ancient shorelines to predict the stability of today's largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. Markings of a high shoreline from three million years ago, for example -- when Earth was going through a warm period -- were thought to be evidence of a high sea level due to ice sheet collapse at that time. This assumption has led many scientists to think that if the world's largest ice sheets collapsed in the past, then they may do just the same in our modern, progressively warming world. However, a new groundbreaking study now challenges this thinking.
Using the east coast of the United States as their laboratory, a research team led by David Rowley, CIFAR Senior Fellow and professor at the University of Chicago, has found that Earth's hot mantle pushed up segments of ancient shorelines over millions of years, making them appear higher now than they originally were millions of years ago.
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Needless to say the usual suspects will be quite upset and immediately attack the author's reputation, call the data useless and meaningless and dismiss all the idiots. If, however, you aren't making money from global warming and are just worried about climate shifts and the effect on your shoreline property, this is a bit of good news. This kind of takes some of the sting out of this http://www.scienceda...90108101629.htm
Edited by Merc14, 20 May 2013 - 03:07 AM.