But it hasn’t, and doesn’t, melt completely – as it melts, new ice also forms again.

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  1. I understand – nevertheless, the current observation is that glaciation (i.e. The amount of ice) is increasing, thus the losses appear to be offset, just at different locations. Nevertheless, this still keeps the oceans from rising “18 inches” since the water freezes again.

    Again, this could be part of a temporary cycle, as most of these things are.

    You are correct, though, about the thermal conveyor and the influence fresh waters have on it, particularly the real risk of the conveyor shutting down, as it nearly has already.

    Even if, that’s just another cycle that has happened thousands of time previously.

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