sawdustking Wrote:
Nov 28, 2012 8:40 PM
Of course 13,000 years ago New York City was buried under 5000 feet of ice and sea level was 390 feet lower than today. I figured this out a couple of years ago when I became the first, and to date only, American to read the Wikipedia page on Greenland. Losing 50 cubic miles of ice a year sounds like a lot until you realize that the Greenland Ice Sheet is 680,000 cubic miles. What's more interesting is that the ice sheet didn't even exist until 500,000 years ago - before that it was a forest - and has almost totally melted 4 times since.