[ExI] Richard Lindzen on climate hysteria
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Wed Aug 5 09:42:38 UTC 2009
2009/8/5 Tomaz Kristan <protokol2020 at gmail.com>:
> Do not invoke the so called high science and then asume that it's on your
> side of the debate.
> Rather ask yourself, how many Amazon rivers you need to fill the world ocean
> to an additional meter in 100 years.
> The elementary arithmetics will show you the utter nonsense of such a claim.
> Then you may proceed, if you still want to.
Did you do the calculation? You might be surprised by the results.
Unless I made some big mistake, it works out to a bit less than 0.5
But you are not just filling a bowl with water: thermal expansion of
the oceans is the biggest factor in sea level rise. Mountain glaciers
melting and Greenland melting are the next bigger factor. See the
graphs on this page:
Since thermal expansion amount for at least half of the total, you
need less than 0.25 amazons, distributed over all the Arctic area and
all the glacier-runoff rivers. You would hardly notice.
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