Melting Ice, Glaciers, & Ice Caps: Estimating Dates for Reaping the Whirlwind(s)

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 07 February 2019


Estimating Dates for Reaping the Whirlwind

Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos' according to new modelling,
McGill University, February 6, 2019.


Massive Effects
“...the water from melting ice sheets off Greenland and in the Antarctic will cause extreme weather and unpredictable temperatures around the globe.”

This Research
“..the first to simulate the effects, under current climate policies, that the two melting ice sheets will have on ocean temperatures and circulation patterns as well as on air temperatures by the year 2100.”

3 to 4 Degrees by 2100
“According to our models, this melt water will cause significant disruptions to ocean currents and change levels of warming around the world.”

Fastest Sea Level Increase to Come
“...simulations suggest that the fastest increase in the rise of sea levels is likely to occur between 2065 and 2075. Melting ice sheets will affect water temperatures and circulation patterns in the world’s oceans, which will in turn affect air temperatures – in a complex ice-ocean-atmosphere feedback loop.”

Broad Effects
“...major ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream will be significantly weakened. This will lead to warmer air temperatures in the high Arctic, Eastern Canada and Central America, and cooler temperatures over northwestern Europe on the other side of the Atlantic.”


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