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Will Millennium Island
disappear within the next 50 years?
Antarctic temperatures have risen by more than two
degrees since 1940
Look at the headlines below … What is the link
between these headlines?
Millennium Island will disappear within 50 years
Millennium Island, the first place on earth to see in the new Millennium
will disappear by about the year 2050 because the sea level will rise
and the Pacific Ocean will cover the island.
Hurricanes set to grow fiercer
Scientists in the US believe hurricanes may become more powerful in the
next few decades, and that the damage they cause will be much greater.
UN urges rich to slash consumption
Climate disaster possible by 2100
The report, which comes from the highly influential Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), envisages one scenario in which carbon
dioxide (CO2) emissions at the end of the next century are five times
what they are today.
This would almost certainly have dire consequences for the Earth's
climate system, with much higher global temperatures and sea levels.
Such a scenario would inevitably cause social and economic upheaval as
populations migrated from flooded coastal communities.
Ski resorts fear meltdown
Some popular Italian ski resorts could be without snow by 2008
Global warming threat to Britain's coast
As political leaders discuss the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
at the world environment conference in Buenos Aires, damaging weather
patterns are already having a disastrous effect on Norfolk's coastline.
The last headlines gives the game away if you have
not worked it out already!
Why might Millennium Island disappear?
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