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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Cool Interactive Map

Want to know how your town will fare if sea levels rise thanks to melting glaciers? Here's a totally cool interactive map:,-101.6015&z=13&m=7

Don't be too panicked -- the
big melt we're seeing in Greenland right now adds a mere 1 milimeter per year to sea levels, according to experts. The only real worry will be if the Antarctic ice shelves join the trend. And we've been told that won't happen for hundreds of years, if ever.

Who says that? Why the same scientists whose
models were totally blindsided by the pace of the Greenland Ice Melt.

Historically speaking, the fastest that sea levels have EVER risen is 12 inches over the course of a decade. That happened 14,000 years ago, at the end of the last glaciation. No one is saying we'll see the oceans rise that fast.

Still, it's a cool interactive map:,-101.6015&z=13&m=7

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