Water: Get out the hip boots, Margaret, the creek's
rising fast! The latest information from studies of global ice-melt is
really scary. The polar ice caps and earthbound glaciers are melting fast,
and ocean levels are rising at alarming rates. Catastrophe predictions
that used to talk about centuries are now given in decades. Some scientists
believe that global warming (whether from long solar cycles or human stupidity)
could avalanche -- that is, it might reach a point where weather (and water
levels) change even faster than that. Newly available computer models confirm
the worst fears of meteorological Cassandras. Keep and eye on the coast
and keep the waders handy. You heard it here first.
Read about it on the Internet at
and at http://www.sciencenews.org/20000226/bob2.asp.
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