The New York Times’ Andy Revkin had this very interesting post last week: “Three Long Views of Life With Rising Seas“. He asked three folks for their long-term view on how human might deal with the centennial-scale effects of Antarctic glacier melt. Some of their (partial) responses merit further thought:
Curt Stager, Paul Smith: Imagine the stink we would all raise if another nation tried to take even one inch of our coastline away from us – and yet here is a slow taking of countless square miles from our shores by a carbon-driven ocean-turned-invader.
David Grinspoon: But I think if our society is around for several more centuries we will have to have found different ways to deal collectively with our world-changing technologies. If we’ve made it that far, we’ll find ways to adapt.
Kim Stanley Robinson: It was when the ice core data in Greenland…
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