Translated from Vroege Vogels radio in the Netherlands:
What do ancient paintings have to do with sea level rise now? The Utrecht glaciologist Paul Leclercq investigated hundreds of melting glaciers and relied on a variety of sources, like ice core research, historical writings and ancient drawings. He discovered that melting glaciers caused about half of the sea level rise. That’s twice as much as previously thought. Sunday, February 10 at Naturalis museum, he gave a lecture on ice and rising sea.
Leclercq made a reconstruction of both the contribution of glaciers to sea level rise and temperature changes on the basis of historical glacier lengths. He calculated that since 1850 the sea level has risen by 9 centimeter by the decline of glacial ice. Last year, Leclercq got his PhD for this study.
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- Yosemite glacier stops slide (modbee.com)
- Andean glaciers melting at ‘unprecedented’ rates (guardian.co.uk)
- Fear of ‘catastrophic’ sea-level rise as ice sheets melt faster than predicted. (independent.co.uk)
- Melting Glaciers in Andes Could Spell Continental Water Crisis in South America (commondreams.org)
- Glacier that helped shape Yosemite National Park found to be stagnant (grindtv.com)
- Glaciers still shrinking in 2011, how have contrarians claimed the opposite? (skepticalscience.com)