Someone a few pages back wanted to know the 1971 name given to that supposed "new form of water" created in capillary tubes. As I recall from reading about it back then, it was called "poly-water", and was supposed to be a new form. However, subsequent investigation apparently determined it was simply an artifact of the capillaries, and not a new form of water. That leads me to wonder/question about the touting of a new form of water and a new type of bond other than the well-detailed covalent bonding of HOH, in which even the angle of the H atoms jutting away from the Oxygen atom is well-measured. As to Earth's climate, if it is getting warmer, the cause is not yet proven, though it might well be due to the well-measured increase in CO2 content, as many computer models predict. There are lots of other factors, and yes, we might well see the start of another Ice-Age as was being predicted in the 1970s due to the increasing CO2 levels, instead of a warming trend. However, all the melting/retreating glaciers seems to indicate that the oceans will rise slightly, and the green-house model might be proven correct. And just what did cause those Mammoths in the Arctic region to suddenly die while eating grasses, and end up buried in snow and frozen for millenia, only to be found in recent times with green grass still in their guts? If you take a look at the shorelines, it is easy to see from the remaining 'benches' found around the globe and on all the continents, going upslope as much as 100 meters, that the oceans have been much higher in ages past, and likewise we know they were as much as 100 meters lower in ages past. I guess we'll have to have our grand-kids tell us whether our CO2 emissions caused an Ice-Age, or a global Melt-Down. I believe I read somewhere that the last Ice-Age ended 18,000 to 12,000 years ago, raising the oceans some 80 meters during the melt-down, and the oceans stabilized their level to about 50 feet lower than today between 12,000 years ago to about 10,000 years ago (stable at that level for about 2,000 years). Thereafter there was then another further warming and melt over a few centuries, raising the ocean the last 50 feet to their current level, where it's been stable for the past 10,000 years. It was that last 'push' that then flooded the Black Sea region (which was below sea-level, much like Death Valley in California, but protected by the higher ground between the region and the then-somewhat-smaller-Mediterranean) through the Dardanelles, etc., flooding prime farm-land and pushing the villagers out (and giving rise to tales of people fleeing to hill-tops, and then having to take to boats with all their live-stock because even the hill-tops became covered with the rising waters - sound familiar?). That region is apparently being researched for those now-undersea villages, and some have apparently been found. Anyway, this is a diverse topic and it likely won't be resolved until we actually see more extinctions of corals from warming die-offs, or an actuall substantial few inches in rise in the ocean levels, which might well happen this century.