01 July 2009


Sure, it's conceivable that Antarctica could melt, causing sea levels to rise 20 feet : [just] increase average annual Antarctic temperatures from —50 F today to +40 F for a few centuries to melt 200,000 cubic miles of South Pole icecaps. That may be as likely as having the planet overrun by T-rexes cloned from DNA in fossilized mosquitoes. But it's conceivable. And in the realm of global warming politics, that's all that matters.

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