That global sinking feeling

If Greenland's ice melted or broke up and slipped into the sea, or even if half of Greenland and half of Antarctica melted or broke up and slipped into the sea, sea levels worldwide would rise by between 5,5m and 6m. David King, an adviser to British prime minister Tony Blair, is one of the scientists who have warned about the potential consequences of changes to these ice shelves. In a conference in 2004 in Berlin King said: "The maps of the world would have to be redrawn." An Inconvenient Truth, by Al Gore

If Greenland's ice melted or broke up and slipped into the sea, or even if half of Greenland and half of Antarctica melted or broke up and slipped into the sea, sea levels worldwide would rise by between 5,5m and 6m. David King, an adviser to British prime minister Tony Blair, is one of the scientists who have warned about the potential consequences of changes to these ice shelves. In a conference in 2004 in Berlin King said: "The maps of the world would have to be redrawn." An Inconvenient Truth, by Al Gore

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