When I was growing up, there was a guy on television by the name of Mr. Wizard who I would watch with great joy because he used to blow stuff up, and for a growing boy in the 80’s that was all I needed to keep my ADHD from spiraling out of control.
I jest of course, because I never actually had ADHD. I was just a little boy with a lot of energy, but I did enjoy a good firecracker and back in the 1980’s we used to light them up all the time. Mainly under model cars and planes we had built throughout the year. Oh…and ant hills. Those poor unsuspecting ants. They never knew what hit ’em.
Consequently, Mr. Wizard along with many scientists back in the 1980’s didn’t make science a religion. It was just a means to an end, however, in today’s world science has become something much more than a career or a way to find answers to questions that have plagued mankind for centuries.
Today, science has become a religion of sorts for many people who fraudulently deny such a claim, and with their lying lips they profess to know things in the name of science that aren’t factual. One such claim was posted by a blogger friend.
It appears that there is a movement by a bunch of jack-wangs who want to scare the crap out of the unsuspecting in the herd by criminally planting the false idea that melting polar ice caps will cause such a dramatic rise in sea levels that many parts of the world will be flooded.
But there’s a serious flaw in their hypothesis and the simple notion of their claim is a pathetic failure at best and it can be proven with one simple scientific experiment of our own. Or as I like to refer to it, a science exPATHETICment.
Let’s get started!!
Here’s what you’ll need.
1) A normal, everyday glass of any size or depth.
2) Lots of ice cubes.
3) A pitcher filled with water.
First, take the normal everyday glass, set it on the counter and fill the glass with water until it’s half full.
Next, place ice cubes into the glass of water so the level of water reaches just near the rim of the glass. And be sure to have the ice cubes rise above the rim. (you may need to add a little more water to reach the desired level.)
<— It might look similar to the picture on the left.
Now, leave the glass on the counter and walk away from it.
After a couple hours or so, check the glass. What do you see?
All of you should see a glass with condensation on the sides and ice that is nearly or completely melted. But what you WON’T see, and some of you may be shocked at this revelation, is that the melted ice has NOT made the water in the glass overflow the rim.
The reason is because there are a couple factors in play here. For starters, and without getting too ‘sciencey’ on you, when you added the ice, it contributed to the total amount of water in the glass and even though it wasn’t liquified, it’s still made up of water and won’t cause the water to overflow when melted.
Also, there’s this thing called “evaporation” that occurs during the melting cycle, and even though it’s at a much slower process than melting ice, it’s still happening, and little by little the water is being distributed back into the surrounding atmosphere. So the water will never overflow the glass because it’s scientifically impossible.
Kinda cool, huh?
No? oh…well…whatever…just remember that the same concept is in play with the polar ice caps melting.
The newly frozen water won’t be able to make the oceans rise as much as proponents want everyone to believe it will. Mainly because the ice caps aren’t as dense as the water, hence the reason they float. If you look at a picture of an iceberg, you can see that some of the iceberg is below the water level. This is not a surprise, but actually almost all of the volume of an iceberg is below the water line, not above it. This is due to ice’s density being less than liquid water’s density. Upon freezing, the density of ice decreases by about 9 percent. That information comes straight off the USGS website.
Furthermore, when the ice caps froze in the first place, the waters they came from were part of the ocean in which they reside. (And yes…even though the Atlantic and Pacific are named differently, they are all part of one great big ocean!)
So, if I take the same glass of ice water we started with in our scientific experiment and place it in the freezer, odds are the glass will break because as water freezes it expands. But it doesn’t mean that more water has been added to the ice water. It just expands in a frozen state, therefore, if I remove the frozen water and the broken glass from the freezer and place it in a bowl to melt, I should be able to pour the melted ice water into a similar-sized glass, however, there won’t be as much water because…in layman speak: water loses something when frozen.
Some of you might say, “So what! That’s not definitive proof that sea levels won’t rise to epic proportions if the polar ice caps melt!”
And you’d be almost correct…but still pathetically misled and here’s why.
All over this planet there are droughts happening. Also, there are basins or aquifers that reside underground in many different areas of the world. Three in the USA alone, and most of them are well below their normal capacity.
So, as the ice melts in the polar regions, the sea levels won’t rise because the water is mostly evaporated and then displaced in the form of snow and rain…but not always in the same regions.
This past winter is a great example. California didn’t receive much moisture and is suffering through a major drought, but the New England states received more snow than they knew what to do with. Therefore, the displacement of the evaporated water through rain and snowfall is never consistent nor is it equal. And even if it were, the runoff of melting snow or torrential rains would eventually end up flowing back into the aquifers or the oceans.
So, as much as the clamorchange people want to indoctrinate the unsuspecting with their lies about global flooding, I’d like to challenge them with real science and call their bluff, because they are only using a scare tactic to make the undereducated in the herd believe something that isn’t true and to get people to fund/support their criminal cause.
And quite honestly, it’s pathetic to fear global flooding because that’s not what should worry you. The 100 pound hailstones that are predicted in the the Bible…now THAT! should make you panic and fret.
Using fear tactics without actual proof is just pathetic.