My dear friend Al Gore has teamed up with Google to create some Google Earth videos intended to bore people to death scare the shit out of people.
Naturally the U.S. press is totally ignoring the story, but luckily some paper in Austria has taken the brave step of sharing this terrifying information with the world. And Google has set up a special landing page where you can see what will happen to the planet as the temperatures keep going up. Money quote from Al’s video introduction:
“In addition, the destabilisation and extensive melting of the Greenland and west Antarctic ice sheets … has increased dramatically since 1979 and could cause global sea levels to rise between four and 12 metres, with each metre causing roughly another 100 million refugees.”
Here’s the whole video. It’s only 2 minutes long, and I highly recommend it.