[extropy-chat] Global warming news

Martin Striz mstriz at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 03:15:21 UTC 2006

On 3/24/06, Martin Striz <mstriz at gmail.com> wrote:

> The estimate I used is from here: http://striz.org/docs/meehl-2005-sealevel.pdf
> Actually it's 50 cm over 3 degrees, not 1, so that's closer to your
> upper bound.  However, not all regions would expand equally, and some
> could expand half a meter by the first degree rise.

I should clear up what I'm saying here.  The thermal expansion of
water is a constant.  However, the ocean won't heat up uniformly.  The
rate will depend on factors such as ocean depth and the presence of
currents.  That means that even with a 1 degree centigrade /global
average/ increase, some places will heat up by 3 or 4 degrees, and
thus increase in elevation by 50 cm.


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