I had nothing to do with it: you fooled yourself. The comment about the “bizarre idea that the poles are in some sort of protected freezer” is highly amusing. The Poles are “protected freezers” because of their planetary location: it gets far less sun (insolation) that the equator. I shouldn’t need to explain this to an adult. Go to Antarctica and sunbathe naked if you think it is so hot down there: global warming has made negligible impact there.

I just made the point that water doesn’t melt at -30C which is the verified actual average temperature of the Antarctic continent. A 0.6C rise only warmed it from -30.6C, and a further 4 degrees (IPCC worst case) will still not melt it. This has nothing to do with Exxon: anyone who thinks it through logically will come to the same conclusion: the sea levels will rise, but only at the same 1cm per year as it has since the last ice age. Civilisation will adapt to this as it always has: ask the Dutch.

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