Global Warming = Rising Sea Levels
OK, but How Much?, and When?
With the amount of knowledge currently available, we can provide some answers to these questions, but we cannot be certain of their accuracy. However, by continually applying a pessimistic approach to calculations, we can come up with figures that are more likely to represent “Worst Case” conditions, and so try to build-in a margin of error that works to our advantage.
Looking at a set of figures when we have a result requires us to interpret them to see what effect they will have. This can be best done visually, as it allows information to be assimilated very quickly, although it necessarily lacks the fine detail. When the detail is required, we resort to a close inspection of the figures, or produce more detailed graphic representations. The limit, however, is the level of detail of the data we have available.
Our first target at this stage is to produce a “Rough Cut” – the finer detail can come later, if needed.
If we cannot avoid the inevitable, with foreknowledge of what it will entail we are still able to make some preparation to meet it. It is hoped that the data presented here will enable people to set their own priorities and use whatever resources are available to them to the best advantage.