Crack scientist tells us that sea level will rise about 1mm/day for the next fourteen years.
Nature 271, 321 – 325 (26 January 1978);
West Antarctic ice sheet and CO2 greenhouse effect: a threat of disaster
J. H. MERCER
Institute of Polar Studies, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210
If the global consumption of fossil fuels continues to grow at its present rate, atmospheric CO2 content will double in about 50 years. Climatic models suggest that the resultant greenhouse-warming effect will be greatly magnified in high latitudes. The computed temperature rise at lat 80° S could start rapid deglaciation of West Antarctica, leading to a 5 m rise in sea level.