I remember when I was a kid back in the 1980s global climate change was first picked up on by the broadsheet media with articles appearing in the Sunday colour supplements about things like the shrinking Amazon rainforest and melting polar ice, so we’ve known this was coming for a good while, I guess it was just the fact that predicted dates were so far into the future (60+years or so back then) that the people in power knew that most of the voting populations would be dead before it came to the real crunch, and so only nodded along to the scientists that were screaming at them and never took the issue seriously enough at the time that the issue needed to be dealt with and proper mitigation measures put in place and adhered to on a worldwide basis. Well ecologically speaking, it’s all starting to kick off now, and oh dear, we ain’t got the technology to move to another habitable planet yet ..
The linked article talks about the impact of the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland:-
If the entire Greenland ice sheet melted the sea level would rise by seven metres, flooding most of the world’s coastal cities, the professor warned.
WMO secretary-general Petteri Taalas said of global weather conditions: “This is not science fiction. It is the reality of climate change.
“It is happening now and it will worsen in the future without urgent climate action.”
“Greenland is now the driver for global sea level rise and will be until the ice has gone from [the country].”
He described witnessing “a raging torrent” passing beneath a bridge in Kangerlussuaq and the appearance of “black ice” as centuries old dirt is left behind by melting ice.
“Some of it is really dark, it means that it reflects less of the radiation of the sun that falls on it,” the professor said.
“That means it’s absorbing radiation and warming it faster still.”