Antarctic Thaw
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"In the worst case scenario, Antarctica's melt could push sea levels up 10 feet (3 meters) worldwide in a century or two, recurving heavily populated coastlines."

Why is mankind not more focused on resolving climate change issues? Key words from above; "in a century or two". The effects of global warming / climate change are gradual and uncertain. I submit that the following threats have most people doubting whether civilization will survive to witness the effects of a 10 foot rise in sea levels.

Pandemics:                      Humans and animals increasingly share virulent viruses, raising the risk of highly disruptive pandemics.
Nuclear Proliferation:      Accidental or deliberate use of nuclear weapons is a grave threat to humanity.
Water Security:               By 2030, the UN estimates 47% of the world's population will be living in areas of high water stress.
Overpopulation:              The Earth can only produce a limited amount of water and food, which is falling short of the current needs.
Biological Terrorism:       The most likely cause of mass-casualty terrorism right now is from a chemical or biological weapon.
Environmental Toxins:     Chemicals and waste products. If humanity is to one day die out, this is a possible path it could take.
Financial Meltdown:        Causing currencies to implode and governments to topple
Natural Hazards:             Impacts with large space objects or huge volcanic eruptions can have devastating consequences.
Coronal Mass Ejection:    CMEs, violent ejections of solar gas, plasma and electromagnetic radiation, represent a great threat to earth.

I am not a climate change denier. I do, however, suggest we need to first address some far more eminent threats to the survival of civilization and mankind.

March, 2015