If we don’t do something now, we get 20 meters sea level rise. From Knowledge@Wharton, The Climate Change ‘Tipping Point’: How Should Businesses React?
Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan recycles Hansen’s study (peer reviewed, mind you) study saying that the major ice shelf melt is going faster than expected. We end up with
What Hansen is doing now is [to point out that] we don’t have much time. We’re talking about 2050 — so literally, [that is] almost tomorrow. And we’re not talking about an increase in sea level by only a few feet; we’re talking about a large number Twitter — five, 10, 20 meters — basically two, three, four, five floors. So if that’s true, that’s a radical change in the way we think about the impact of climate change.
Didn’t Hansen predict catastrophic sea level rise and increased hurricanes within 20 years in 1988? Doesn’t anyone look at his record of prediction? Pushing the scare seems to be the thing.
Ten feet by 2050 is a sea level rise of 87 mm/year, or about 30 times the current rate, assuming that it starts in 2015. They never seem to put out a chart showing what they expect by year. Nice to make uncheckable, far off predictions.