Re: Life Duty Death & Denial

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Tue, 19 Sep 1995 03:39:47 GMT (John DeLaughter) wrote:
>The addition of the ice to the oceans should not *directly* affect the
>temperature of the oceans too much; remember that the Anarctic ice cap
>has a total mass of about 1% of the oceans. (Imagine one ice cube in
>a *big* glass of water.) However, since the sea level would rise by
>about 60 m (~200 ft), there would be created many large shallow water
>regions. These might then trap the sunlight, increasing the oceans
>temperature, and warming things up. Offsetting this would be the increased
>primary productivity, which would decrease the amount of CO2 in the
>atmosphere, which should lower temperatures a bit.

Don't forget that H2O is a decent greenhouse gas.