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    Arrow Science News :: Forcasts show Greenland temp rise of 8C by 2350; ice-sheet to melt.

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    Greenland's ice sheet could disappear within the next 1,000 years if global warming continues at its present rate, a report in Nature suggests.
    Jonathan Gregory and colleagues from the University of Reading say their studies forecast an 8C increase in Greenland's temperature by 2350.

    They believe that if the ice cap melts global average sea level will rise by about 7 metres.

    Even if global warming was halted the rise could be irreversible, they say.

    Warming threshold

    The researchers estimated that Greenland is likely to pass a threshold of warming beyond which the ice-sheet - second in size to Antarctica - cannot be sustained unless much greater reductions are made in emissions of greenhouse gases.

    They believe that over the next 350 years global warming was likely to pass the critical threshold in 34 out of 35 model calculations they performed.

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    For more info :: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3607335.stm

    From what i know, a temperature increase of up to 8 degrees Celsius is really quite something and would be of huge impact if on a global scale but according to this report it is relatively local to Greenland. Nonetheless, this is a fairly likely global outcome in the future at some point. Yes, we can and in many cases update and change out environmental policy but the planet has cycles of temperature and will happen at some point in the future, short or in the long term.

    The change to Greenland as a Country would be widespread and on a large scale if most of or all the ice sheet melted as the article describes.

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    Not good at all! Luckily we'll all pass before then, though.

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    On a lighter note...

    Oh i dunno, could be quite interesting really, in some of the major coastal/river cities around the world like New Yourk and London or LA there could be a trend for houses on stilts and Gondoliers to take you to work like in Venice.

    And it would be interesting to see how the world looks and acts with an extra meter or two of water in sea levels.

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