So are we going to have a new ice age or are we going to drown in water. The main ice covered landmass is Antarctica at the South Pole, with about 90 percent of the world's ice (and 70 percent of its fresh water). Antarctica is covered with ice an average of 2,133 meters (7,000 feet) thick. If all of the Antarctic ice melted, sea levels around the world would rise about 61 meters (200 feet). But its warming down there, what effect will it have?
Our small island is in the warming path of the Atlantic conveyor that brings the warm water up the north, that keeps our winters relativley mild. If this changed due fresh water being dumped into the oceans, changing the salinity - this would stall the conveyor. Result of which would be a rapid cooling, allowing the north pole ice sheet to expand southwards - ice age.
Well the planet is warming up, but will that mean hot summers or artic winters? And what is causing it, sun spots? Carbon dioxide? Industry? Humans,... Cows??
What do you think?
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