I saw this at Phil’s place, and I am so glad that he is pointing this out.
Melting of the Arctic ice cap does not contribute to sea level rise. Floating ice, like that around the North Pole, already displaces water, like ice cubes in a glass of tea. When the ice melts, sea level remains unchanged, though salinity can be altered.
That quote isn’t from Phil, but rather from an article in the Seattle Times. I am absolutely shocked that the ST would actually print a basic fact like the displacement of water. That pretty much made my morning.
So, the next time some Global Warming Nutbag is hollering about the seas rising to consume us, just go ahead and point that out.