"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

January 21, 2007

Christina Hulbe teases us with a question our kids will eventually see answered (intro):

It is estimated that 1.2 billion people live within 100 kilometers of a coastline and 100 meters of mean sea level in communities whose average densities are nearly 3 times larger than the global average. Of those, more than 100 million live within 1 meter of sea level. One of the more dramatic graphics in Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, involved the flooding of Manhattan due to sea level rise in the event of collapse of the Greenland or West Antarctic Ice Sheet. You've probably seen similar graphics of flooded Florida and flooded Bangladesh. So how likely are these Waterworld-lite scenarios? ...

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