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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    Without a doubt glaciers are melting. I didn't intend to say that they aren't. I'm saying that they have been melting since the ice age. The world has been warming forever. It isn't man's fault.

    As far as the glaciers melting on land, it's not like they are all going to melt at once. It will happen over hundreds of years. Just like when snow melts every year in Alaska or Canada, it may flood a basement but it is not going to flood shorelines. Evaporation is happening just as quick or quicker than the melting.
    This may offer a bit of an alternative view to your post.
    http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming..../glaciers.html
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    The before and after photos showing polar caps shrinking neglect to tell you what season each photo was taken.
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    Thank you Ryou and Arm-spin.

    There's little doubt that the glaciers are melting, they have plenty of evidence. There is also plenty of evidence that the ice packs on Greenland and Antarctica are melting as well. As that continues, it will add millions of gallons of water to ocean levels. How much that will affect coastlines around the world is unknown.
    Actually, the Antarctic ice sheet is growing. More ice is being added to the Western portion than is being lost from the Eastern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    Without a doubt glaciers are melting. I didn't intend to say that they aren't. I'm saying that they have been melting since the ice age. The world has been warming forever. It isn't man's fault.

    As far as the glaciers melting on land, it's not like they are all going to melt at once. It will happen over hundreds of years. Just like when snow melts every year in Alaska or Canada, it may flood a basement but it is not going to flood shorelines. Evaporation is happening just as quick or quicker than the melting.
    When it comes to the glaciers the problem is that the melting happens at an exponential rate due to the way that the exposed ground retains heat. The most dramatic examples of this are in the Alps, although you can simply head out to Glacier National Park in Montana to see examples for yourself. Yes, it's been happening since the last ice age, but the rate continues to increase as more and more bare ground is exposed.

    Evaporation? Where do you think that water vapor goes? It doesn't just disappear.

    http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/gases.html

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    Evaporation? Where do you think that water vapor goes? It doesn't just disappear.
    I'm anxiously waiting the explanation for that one. I'm guessing it's found somewhere in the book Global Warming Debunked in 100 Words or Less.
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    Add the Canadian rockies to places where the glaciers are melting, and quickly. I go there every year and the transformation is visible.

    To those who don't believe in man-made global warming, I would say this: even IF the increase in global temperatures is entirely natural and we can't do squat about it, we should still be cutting down on our fossil fuel usage. Burning fossil fuels pollutes the environment (it's not just CO2 that gets released), makes us dependant on those who have oil- including the middle east, and destroys a non-renewable resource.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    One of their funnier claims is that if the glaciers melt then the seas will rise and flood shorelines. Have you ever put an ice cube in a glass of water? The level rises when you first drop it in, but when it melts the level stays the same because the mass is the same. Glaciers are already in the water, so the melting will change nothing. But they won't tell you that.
    When the ice cube in a glass of water melts the level of the water will actually decrease, as water expands when it's frozen in your freezer. The ice in glaciers isn't the same as what comes out of your ice cube trays (I remember a lecture on it in college, but I'm fuzzy on the specifics) in that the temperature or pressure or salinity that glaciers are formed at cause the water to contract instead of expand when frozen (the way just about every other liquid behaves when frozen).
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