Originally Posted by dalethorn
Climate Change per se is long term and the huge picture that we scarcely know how to get our arms around.
But with rising sea levels, esp. if really large glaciers break off from Greenland or Antarctica, we can visualize a huge emergency of sudden migration of a hundred million people, or perhaps double or triple that. Think about the friction that would cause.
Not all that “long term”, unfortunately—decades not centuries—and all the more reason to “get our arms around” those parts of the phenomenon we can do something about, carbon emissions for example. What other available course is there, after all, beyond claiming it’s all too much for us and doing nothing?