Up to one-third of all Antarctic sea ice is likely to melt by the end of the century, seriously contributing to dangerous sea level rises, updated scientific modelling on global warming shows.
Now Andrew is technically correct, the melting of sea-ice does not in itself cause rising sea-levels- but he misses the point. The point about sea levels rising is because of the melting of the land-based ice. The sea-based ice works as a stopper for the glaciers, and without them the glacier ice will slip into the sea faster. Some of these glaciers are up to 300 metres thick.
Later in his article Bolt says that “even sea ice in the Arctic has failed to melt as predicted”. This is despite the story that has emerged from Antartica:
AN ICE wall damming the endangered Wilkins ice shelf against the Antarctic Peninsula has shattered, just as scientific alarms ring out about the region’s rapid warming.
Who to believe?