A rise in global temperatures of less than 2C (3.6F) could begin a meltdown of the Greenland ice sheet and Arctic sea ice, causing sea levels to rise by several metres and threatening tens of millions of people, according to a study by WWF, the conservation group. “Responsible politicians cannot dare to waste another second on delaying tactics in the face of these urgent warnings from nature,” said Kim Carstensen, a WWF spokesman. (AFP)
Now for the important question.
The IPCC tells us that Greenland is scheduled to melt somewhere between 2,500 and 2,700 AD. Not really something we should be worrying about now.
After all, if we keep up this liberal capitalism thing then people in 2,500 will be 19,000 (yes, nineteen thousand times) times richer than we are. Surely they can deal with it?