David, as I have explained numerous times, the sea ice around Antarctica is slightly increasing due to the melting of the continental Antarctica glaciers and some of that refreezes on the sea ice shelf. The article I’m talking about concerns the loss in glacier volume/weight and far greater volume than the sea ice shelf.
Overall there is a sea level rise due to this Antarctic melting and melting throughout the world that reputable scientists attribute to man’s activity.
It is true that the sea level rise rate is not very great at this time (about 1.4 Inches/decade) but it is confirmed by tidal gauge records since 1870 and independent satellite altimetry measurements since 1993.
As for projections, here is a good summary of 90 expert projections
In the long run, sea-level rise will be one of the most serious consequences of global warming. But how fast will sea levels rise? Model simulations are still associated with considerable uncertainty – too complex and varied are the processes that contribute to the increase. A just-published (Nov 2013) survey of 90 sea-level experts from 18 countries
now reveals what amount of sea-level rise the wider expert community expects. With successful, strong mitigation measures (red below)
, the experts expect a likely rise of 40-60 cm in this century and 60-100 cm by the year 2300. With unmitigated warming (purple below)
, however, the likely range is 70-120 cm by 2100 and two to three meters by the year 2300.
Source: IPCC_AR5 (2014)
Would not want to deprive William of graphs.
Informed by Data.
Driven by the SPIRIT and JESUS’s Example.
Promoting the Kingdom of GOD on Earth.