According to Steven Nerem of the University of Colorado, we are “locked into at least 3 feet of sea level rise, and probably more.”… This is startling news if you are one of the 150 million people on Earth who live near the ocean. Even if you don’t live close to the sea, you likely use goods that are manufactured in plants near the water, or vacation at the beach.
Back in 2000, the global warming people were predicting that by the year 2015, there would be no snow anywhere in the world, and that the ice caps would be gone.
According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.
“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.
Heavy snow will return occasionally, says Dr Viner, but when it does we will be unprepared. “We’re really going to get caught out. Snow will probably cause chaos in 20 years time,” he said.
Yet the US had a record amount of snowfall last winter:
Top 10 snowiest cities through March 21:
1. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. — 158.7 inches
2. Marquette, Mich. — 157 inches
3. Bangor, Maine — 131.5 inches
4. Caribou, Maine — 129.4 inches
5. Syracuse, N.Y. — 118.5 inches
6. Worcester, Mass. — 116.8 inches
7. Boston, Mass. — 110.3 inches
8. Buffalo, N.Y. — 109.3 inches
9. Erie, Pa. — 104 inches
10. Gray, Maine — 103.7 inches