The collapse of a major polar ice sheet will not raise global sea levels as much as previous projections suggest, a team of scientists has calculated.There is no evidence presented that such an event would, could or will occur - other than some 30 year old hearsay.
Writing in Science, the researchers said that the demise of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) would result in a sea level rise of 3.3m (10 ft).
"It has been hypothesised for more than 30 years now that the WAIS is inherently unstable," he explained.And how many other global catastrophes have been forecast over the last 30 years? Seems like a new one nearly every week. The article goes on -
After 73 days, the Catlin Arctic Survey has come to an end. Pen Hadow's team of British Arctic explorers have battled to the North Pole through freezing conditions collecting data about the ice en route.This reminds me of the legend of "bringing the mountain to Mohammed." The crew reported traveling over 400km, a non-trivial percentage of which was due to floating along with the Arctic drift. See this map of Arctic buoys and their drift patterns: