Sea levels have risen 10 inches in the last century with melting of ice sheets and thermal expansion of ocean water. The continuing onlap of shallow seas across land masses will serve to trap the Sun's heat and accelerate global warming, a condition termed "global hyper-warming" by Dr. Landing. With complete melting of mountain glaciers, Greenland, and Antarctica and a 300' sea level rise, Earth would have average surface temperatures of about 105 F. This is comparable to that of times of maximum sea levels recorded by ancient sedimentary rocks in New York State.
Beyond Global Warming-A Future of a Hyper-warming Earth
12:10 PM–12:30 PM (followed by brief Q & A period)