What might sea level rise hold in store for Ireland this century or the next? Something rather like Norway, with fjords and islands. Here I’ve made a model based on loss of 60% of Greenland (20m global rise) leaving 40% which has not melted in “recent” geological time as observed in the Vostok core samples. The larger West Antarctic glacier also melts 60% (20m rise) leaving 40% of West Antarctic ice. All East Antarctic Ice (which has no residual old ice in any core set) adds a 15m rise. An additional 5m represents high latitude permafrost with half still to be melted.
I’d like to think a new fishing trade might arise around Borrisokane and Roscrea but it seems more likely the marine food cycle will have collapsed by then from overheating, acidification, and microplastics.
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