Abschmelzendes Eis in Grönland und der Antarktis
Climatologists now think that we are perilously close to the threshold beyond which adverse change sets in; change that is, on a human timescale, irreversible. The Earth becomes hot enough to melt most of Greenland ice and some of the West Antarctica ice; enough water will then be added tot the world oceans to raise sea levels by fourteen metres.
Lovelock: The Revenge of Gaia
It is sobering to think that nearly all of the present great centres of population are currently below what could be the ocean surface in a mere blink of geological time.