No way to run a planet

February 2006
New Scientist;2/11/2006, Vol. 189 Issue 2538, p5
The article comments on global warming. Over the past few years, two of Greenland's largest glaciers have doubled the speed at which they are falling into the sea. It's a sure sign of global warming, especially since another giant Greenland glacier was spotted speeding up in 1998. It is opined that if the Greenland ice sheet melts entirely, it would raise sea levels six metres or so over only a few centuries, flooding many densely populated areas of the planet. Economists tend to give an unrealistic picture of what it would cost to take action.


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