Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Glaciers, poles melting but sea levels drop in some places

You'd think with all the news of melting glaciers and polar ice caps that sea levels would be rising, yes? Well, maybe, but not everywhere. In Bangladesh, their shorelines are expanding as river's carry sediment from the eroding Himalayas. (NY Times) And in Alaska, relieved from the weight of ice-age glaciers, "the land there is rebounding," leading to conflict of whether or not protected wetlands should be protected anymore.

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