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Letter: Power hungry manipulating the debate

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Regarding the question of ice formations affecting the sea level, organizations such as Greenpeace originally predicted that floating ice in the Arctic’s Bering Sea would melt away, causing “a catastrophic inundation by rapidly rising oceans.” But that is easily disproved. Indeed, even the Climate Changers agree that melting floating ice will not cause a sea level rise—besides which, it obviously didn’t happen.

But since the floating ice theory doesn’t float, now it seems that the offending ice is that which is land based. It will melt and run into the ocean, causing—again—a catastrophic inundation by rapidly rising oceans. A paper by Twila Moon, Ian Joughin, Ben Smith and Ian Howat titled “21st Century Evolution of Greenland Outlet Glacier Velocities” reports that “Earlier research … estimate(d) upper bounds of .8 to 2.0 meters for 21st-century sea level rise. In Greenland, this wor...

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