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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Pack Your Ark!

You might have heard the recent Antarctica hysteria -- that the icy continent is losing 36 cubic miles of ice per year! OHMYGOD! Get the kids, pack the ark!!

Well, whoa up a bit there, my chilly friend. Someone named Riley Still emailed Greenie Watch about this and set the record straight:
My in-depth research reveals that Antarctica has 7,900,000 cu miles of ice. My computerized ice balance model estimates it will take 220,000 years for all the ice to be gone!! By then we will be in the next Ice Age. At .4 mm per year, my computerized ocean sea levels are rising model estimates that it will take 1,000 years for sea levels to rise 15 inches!!
Tell that to the readers of the 26 newspapers that picked up the study's sensational news.

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