Waves

“Waters near big chunks of land and ice are literally pulled up onto shores by gravity. … If Greenland melted enough to raise global seas by an average of 1 metre, for example, the gravitational effect would lower water levels near Greenland by 2.5 metres and raise them by as much as 1.3 metres far away.” (http://www.nature.com/news/climate-science-rising-tide-1.13749)

Greenland is so named because, like the moon, it’s made of green cheese – with special tidal powers.

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