Obama must act now, says Dr. Hansen. Hansen first warning of global warming back in 1988 and says the current projections for sea level rise are too conservative. Polar ice melt is happening much faster than most scientists expected, he says. Hansen's arguments are typically met with derision by the anti-global warming voice.
This chart from the Goddard website clearly shows the rising temperatures of the planet earth:
On the map, the red areas are those that most hotter than previous normal temps.
I suspect we will have numerous poloitical leaders and websites denying global warming until we've lost Bengladesh and a couple island nations in the Pacific, throw in Venice, Houston and Miami and you've got nifty nightly news headlines in the offing.