Think a week’s worth of seasonal cold might undo all that pesky global warming mess? Put that wishful thinking away in the desk drawer and attend to findings from two NASA scientists. They report that more than 2 trillion tons of land-based ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska have melted since 2003. More than half of this amount comes from melting ice on land masses in Greenland and Alaska, raising sea levels at an accelerating rate.
Don’t pack away that sweater yet; you’ll still need it for a little while, along with some heavy duty galoshes. But if you’re a homeowner who doesn’t plan on dying over the next twenty years, you might want to consult your area’s Flood Map and do a little extrapolation.