Tip of the iceberg ?
January 16, 2007 12:35pm CST
A sattelite study conducted by European Space Agency radar sattelite ERS-1 and ERS -2 during the period between 1992 and 2003 shows that the Eastern part of the Antarctica is gaining weight by higher rate of snowfall . According to this during this period as much as 45 billion tonnes of ice has gathered there . This is said to be enough to reduce the sea level rise of 0.12 milimeter per year . Sea level is currently rising at about 1.8 millimetres per year, largely through melting of the Greenland and Antarctic . So this diccelaration of 0.12 milimetre is not insignificant . What is your take on it ? Aren't you concerned about the fututre of mankind due to the rise in the sea level ?