Sea Level Rise Highest Ever Estimate
World's leading scientists warn climate change is as great a threat as nuclear warfare
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, which organised the summit, said the consequences of not acting were comparable to a nuclear fall out.
"It is comparable in magnitude [to nuclear warfare]. With business as usual we will have another five or six degrees Celsius [9 to 10.8F] – that could not sustain civilisation as we know it, which is quite comparable to a nuclear shoot-out. It would mean 80 metres rise in sea level
80 Metres - Wow - In 2007, the International Panel on Climate Change only estimated that sea levels would rise 0.18 to 0.6 meters (0.59 to 2.0 feet) over the next 100 years. Al Gore weighed in with twenty feet over an unspecified time. But 80 metres, where did he get that from?
From assuming every bit of ice on the planet will melt!
Estimated potential maximum sea-level rise from the total melting of present-day glaciers.
[Modified from Williams and Hall (1993)]
Of course with the average temperature of Antarctica being -49 C some despicable deniers refuse to see how warming by 6 degrees C will melt all the ice...