Climate change protagonists claim rising temperatures will melt the icebergs which will then cause sea levels to rise. My initial thoughts have been, "Huh?" If you take a glass and put an ice cube in it then fill it to the rim the melting ice will not cause the water to spill over. I used this analogous image to simulate the icebergs in the arctic and antarctic. They are already in the water, how will their melting cause the oceans to rise?
I was browsing the Huffington Post last week (yes, I know it is left leaning but what better place to go when researching opposing viewpoints?) and there was another article on climate change. It was no surprise to read the article supported the consensus that climate change is real and is caused by human beings (labeled Anthropogenic Global Warming, or AGW). Even more interesting than the article were the comments, although sifting through them was a nightmare as they generally revolve around the pitting viewpoints of "Nuh, uh" and "Yuh, huh".
However, there was a comment that really made me rethink the scientific study of this planet, particularly glaciology. The majority of the icebergs in the Northern Atlantic do not come from the Arctic Ocean but rather from 100 iceberg bearing glaciers in Greenland. About 40,000 icebergs calve from these glaciers a year and some will float south along the Labrador current, some traveling as far as 2500 miles (4000m). Amazingly,
|Greenland from space|