Rapid Glacier Melt

James E. Hansen of The Goddard Institute for Space Studies, when he studied the paleontological record, discovered that when the world’s glaciers start to melt, they melt very quickly resulting in a rise in sea level of 1 metre (3.28 ft) every 20 years. Even a rise of 2 metres (6.56 ft) would inundate many cities including London and New York. The Vancouver International Airport would have to be abandoned. The current planning is based on overly optimistic estimates made before this was known.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)