|Fig. 1 Ice Streams of Greenland|
The Northeast Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS) drains about 16% of all the Greenland Ice Sheet (GIS) as depicted at Fig. 1.
The Jakobshavn Ice Stream (JI) drains about half of the NEGIS quantity (Northeast Greenland Ice Loss Accelerating).
Regular readers will note that Dredd Blog System has recently posted several pieces concerning the impact of Greenland on the Northeast U.S. from Cape Cod, MA south to Cape Hatteras, NC (e.g.The Question Is: How Much Acceleration Is Involved In SLR - 5?).
The gist of the subject matter is that catastrophic sea level rise (SLR) is much, much closer, in time and in geography, than is being reported in U.S. mainstream media.
II. The Invasion Forces
A. The Global Axis of Ice
|Fig. 2 USGS (click to enlarge)|
2:43 - "One meter [of SLR] would be a global catastrophic event, 3 meters would remap the world as we know it?"(emphasis added). This allows us to focus our attention on 1m / 3ft. of SLR, because it would be "a global catastrophic event."
2:50 - "Yes, absolutely."
The delicacy of the issue can be seen (Fig. 2) by realizing that only 1.14% of the global ice volume needs to melt to get us there (3 ft ÷ 263.5 ft. = 0.011385 = 1.14%).
The overall invader needs to use only 1.14% of its forces to accomplish the invasion.
B. Invasion Forces from Antarctica
If a small portion of one glacier (the Totten Glacier) in East Antarctica melts, or otherwise slides into the sea, the same will happen:
(Why Sea Level Rise May Be The Greatest Threat To Civilization). That is a slim margin, because the Totten Glacier is showing signs of decomposition (Nature).
"How little it will take can also easily be seen by a statement from a scientist who is studying those locations closely and regularly:
Fig. 3 Totten Glacier, Antarctica
'One of them, Totten glacier, holds the equivalent of seven metres of global sea level.'(Dr. Rignot East Antarctica glaciers, cf. Totten Glacier Melting). The percentage of that one glacier which needs to melt to cause 3 ft. / 1 m. of SLR is: 1÷7 = 0.142857143 = 14.3%."
C. Invasion Forces from Greenland
In Section I, above, several ice streams and/or glaciers are discussed and shown, along with the path they are taking to the sea (Fig. 1).
The NEGIS is 16% of the entire GIS, JI is 8%, while KG & HG are at ~2% each.
These four entities make up 28% of the total ice in the GIS.
The entire GIS represents 21.49 ft. of SLR (Fig. 2), so 28% of that is (21.49 × .28) 6.02 feet.
Which means that only half of that amount (14%) is needed to reach "3 ft. / 1 m. of SLR."
III. The Odds of "Victory"
A. Considering All of the Invasion Forces
Some East Coast areas of the U.S. are half way to "3 ft. / 1 m. of SLR" already
(Will This Float Your Boat - 10, Why Sea Level Rise May Be The Greatest Threat To Civilization - 2).
Thus, the percentage of global ice that has to melt to get us to "a global catastrophic event" in that area is now one half of what it was.
In Section II.A above, that global percentage is expressed as 1.14%, so (1.14% ÷ 2) = 0.57% (less than 1% until
That is to say, when 0.57% more of global ice melts and its ice or water reaches the sea, the invasion of the U.S. East Coast will be accomplished.
B. Considering Only the Totten Glacier Invasion Force
In Section II.B above, it was pointed out that "3 ft. / 1 m. of SLR" would be attained if only 14.3% of one glacier in Antarctica reaches the sea.
Since we are already half-way there, the remaining percentage is (14.3% ÷ 2 ) 7.15%.
C. Considering Only the Ice Streams of Greenland
In Section II.C above, it was pointed out that "3 ft. / 1 m. of SLR" would be attained on the East Coast of the U.S. if only 14% of Greenland ice streams reach the sea.
D. Considering The Combined Invasion Forces
Since we were looking at those ice melt events individually, as separate, singular occurrences, consider the reality that all of these SLR causing ice melt events are happening at the same time.
That is, all the mentioned ice streams in Greenland, as well as the Totten Glacier in Antarctica, are already melting at the same time.
Add to that, the fact that many, many other glaciers in both Greenland and Antarctica, that were not mentioned, are also part of the invasion forces of melting ice induced SLR.
The reason this is happening is because current civilization is not complying with the Tenets of Ecocosmology.
Therefore current civilization is failing The Test (ibid).
Our civilization is lost in space, living on a planet that is not understood sufficiently (You Are Here).
Since the U.S. is relentlessly invading the Arctic as well as beginning offshore Atlantic Ocean drilling (Oil-Qaeda & MOMCOM Conspire To Commit Depraved-Heart Murder), thereby perpetuating the criminal epoch (The Criminally Insane Epoch Arises), the response of Mother Nature is to continue her invasion (Arctic Sea Ice in Uncharted Territory, Sleeping Giant in the Arctic).
|Don't die for it|
The SLR victory over the U.S. will not be pretty (Will This Float Your Boat - 10, 9, Why Sea Level Rise May Be The Greatest Threat To Civilization, 2).
Urge your congressional representatives and the president to surrender now.
Leave it in the ground (LINGO).
Turn around, don't drown (TADD).
The next post in this series is here.
HBO Vice: "Our Rising Oceans", with Dr. Eric Rignot:
2:43 - "One meter [of SLR] would be a global catastrophic event, 3 meters would remap the world as we know it?"
2:50 - "Yes, absolutely."