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Arctic May be Ice-Free in Summer of 2070
international | environment | other press Tuesday November 02, 2004 13:07 by Michael Hennigan - Finfacts.com
The eight Arctic countries emit more than 30 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions.
A new comprehensive report on the devastating impact of climate change urges Arctic governments to immediately cut their emissions of carbon dioxide.
According to the report, sea levels could rise by nearly one meter by the end of the century. A warmer Arctic will contribute up to 15 per cent of this rise. Today, there are 17 million people living less than one meter above sea level in Bangladesh, while places like Florida and Louisiana in the US, Bangkok, Calcutta, Dhaka and Manila are also are risk from sea level rise.