In an almost unbelievable display of ignorance or deliberate deception, the BBC on one of its climate alarm pages, links loss of Arctic sea ice to sea level rise. Do they really not understand that floating ice doesn’t change sea level when it melts? Archimedes principle has been around for a couple of thousand years, but it seems the science illiterates at the BBC skipped this class in school.
Listen up BBC fools. Ice displaces it’s own weight in water. 9/10’s of ice-bergs are below the waterline That’s because ice is less dense than sea water. This means that when sea ice melts, it MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO SEA LEVEL.
UPDATE 30/11/15 : the BBC seem to have attempted a correction.