Thursday, December 01, 2011

2007: UN chief suggests that CO2 might cause sea levels to rise six meters in 10 years

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Please find enclosed the statement by the UN Secretary General:

18 November 2007

"If the West Antarctic Ice Sheet broke up, sea levels could rise by six meters. It may not happen for 100 years - or it could happen in 10. We simply do not know. But when it
happens, it could occur quickly, almost overnight. It sounds like the script of a disaster movie. But this is science, not science fiction."

Ban Ki Moon
Secretary General of the United Nations

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