There has been a lot of claims made by proponents of man-made global warming. One of them includes former Vice President Al Gore telling public officials that the Arctic would be ice-free by 2013, but instead they expanded. Another theory is that coastal states would be under water, but an array of celebrities and politicians promoting global warming have recently purchased homes in these areas.
The latest study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters predicts that 140 out of 700 UNESCO World Heritage sites could be completely flooded within the next 2,000 years because of global warming. Some of the sites include the Statue of Liberty, Venice, the Sydney Opera House and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan.
Another dire warning is that a dozen countries could lose half of their territory and another three-dozen nations might lose 10 percent of their territory. In the end, “seven percent of the global population currently lives in regions that will be below local sea level.”
“Our analysis shows how serious the long-term impacts for our cultural heritage will be if climate change is not mitigated,” said Anders Levermann of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, co-author of the study.
They made their conclusions by rising sea levels due to temperatures increasing by 5.4 degrees – the planet hasn’t warmed at all for the past near 18 years. In fact, many scientists have argued that we might be on the verge of a century of global cooling, a premonition that was repeatedly at least twice during the 20th century.
“Due to the de Vries cycle, the global temperature will drop until 2100 to a value corresponding to the ‘little ice age’ of 1870,” write German scientists Horst-Joachim Luedecke and Carl-Otto Weiss of the European Institute for Climate and Energy.