Scientists are beginning to shed their usual reserve in the face of ever-more alarming evidence.
If either the Greenland or the West Antarctic ice sheet were to melt, hundreds of millions of coastal residents would be displaced—effects a thousand times the scale of the New Orleans evacuations.
In the Shanghai metropolitan area alone, 40 million people could lose their homes. Large sections of Florida’s peninsula would simply disappear.
countercurrents.org, 25 Jul 2007 – screen copy held by this website