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Letter: A different experiment

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I would like to respond to Sue Long’s letter about a simple experiment to refute sea level rise. Ms. Long’s experiment is correct if you are dealing only with sea ice, but glaciers are found on land and their melting has a different effect on sea level. Here’s a simple experiment to illustrate the point: Fill your glass with water to represent the sea, but place your ice on a solid, gently sloping surface to your sea. Place your ice on this surface so the melt will flow downhill. It would be prudent to be proactive to this threat to our way of life along the coastal areas; it may save billions of dollars and many lives.

Michael Horrell

Gloucester, Va.

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