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    A Terrifying Sea-Level Prediction Now Looks Far Less Likely

    Two years ago, the glaciologists Robert DeConto and David Pollard rocked their field with a paper arguing that several massive glaciers in Antarctica were much more unstable than previously thought. Those key glaciers—which include Thwaites Glacier and Pine Island Glacier, both in the frigid continent’s west—could increase global sea levels by more than three feet by 2100, the paper warned. Such a rise could destroy the homes of more than 150 million people worldwide.

    They are now revisiting those results. In new work, conducted with three other prominent glaciologists, DeConto and Pollard have lowered some of their worst-case projections for the 21st century. Antarctica may only contribute about a foot of sea-level rise by 2100, they now say. This finding, reached after the team improved their own ice model, is much closer to projections made by other glaciologists.

    It is a reassuring constraint placed on one of the most alarming scientific hypotheses advanced this decade. The press had described DeConto and Pollard’s original work as an “ice apocalypse” spawned by a “doomsday glacier.” Now their worst-case skyrocketing sea-level scenario seems extremely unlikely, at least within our own lifetimes.


    A Terrifying Sea-Level Prediction Now Looks Far Less Likely



    still ringing the Alarm bell ... only not so loud now
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    But the original doomsday prediction has been so often repeated it is now climate change gospel. The reworked numbers will not get the attention needed to squelch the originals.
    Being a left-handed conservative is tough. When somebody calls me a lefty I want to punch them.

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    Nah...I call BS. The science was already settled.

    "I've got to start eating at home more" - J. Dahmer

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    There goes my chance at Oceanfront property in Leonardtown.
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