Originally Posted by s211
Wonder if they're clinging to the flawed data that Gore used in his presentations!
Al Gore has nothing to do with the science behind climate change nor does he have anything to do with the data he presented.
Here is the data: http://sealevel.colorado.edu/
Here are projected sea level changes: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~gary/mea214/pp...ience_2007.pdf
Here are projected sea level changes due to glacial loss: ftp://188.8.131.52/pub/ocean/CCS-...36309_Bahr.pdf
Thermal expansion, or the tendency for matter to expand as it warms, is another reason for sea level rise. Fresh waters greatest density occurs at 4C because as it freezes in an open hexagonal lattice.
Al Gore has nothing to do with any of this. He does not have any data to be flawed. The levels in the 'art' project, though, won't be reached for centuries yet as the increase in sea level is currently only 3.4mm/y.
As for the thread - I agree that this isn't exactly appealing, artistically. I just hope that they paint the rest of it too
i'm sure they may also include, possibly, a killer whale or some such thing in the future if enough people ask for it. Maybe a whole host of animals above what is there already to emphasize what the image symbolizes.