Why we need to stop the melting of ice caps and glaciers, and how we as humans can stop the cycle of melting that could lead to catastrophic consequences.
Rising sea levels are one result of global warming. Seas have risen about six to eight inches (15 to 20 centimeters) worldwide since about 1900. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that greater increases lie ahead. Sea levels may rise another seven to 23 inches (18 to 58 centimeters) by 2100. This wide range is due to uncertainty about the speed of change.
An essay outlining many effects of climate change on both natural systems, including climactic cycles and wildlife, as well as cultural systems, including agriculture, power generation and water supply, and whether natural or cultural systems will face the greater consequence.