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Copenhagen's morning reads

By Juliet Eilperin

Saturday's protests have generated a flood of pictures, so here's two sites where you can check it out, both done by event organizers, 350.org and TckTckTck.

For a Spanish take on the event, read this piece in El País, and then you might follow up with an interview El País conducted with Albert Kettner, a scientist at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, about how the world's deltas are being threatened by rising sea levels.

And if you happen to be in Copenhagen and want to take part in a "Copenhagen International Friendly Soccer Match" from 2-4 p.m. ("Don't kick the ball to others" is the slogan), here's the map. Call He Yi to register at 045 53993218. Shoes and polo shirts will be provided, of course. Copenhagen's just that sort of place.

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Juliet Eilperin

 |  December 13, 2009; 5:10 AM ET  |  Category:  Copenhagen morning reads Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg     Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Vanagunas, a quick answer to your question is that in the 12 years since the Kyoto treaty global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels have increased 31%, Greenland has lost over 1.5 trillion tons of ice and ocean levels have risen about 1.5 inches. For the first time in history commercial ships have navigated the Northeast Passage through the Arctic from Asia to Europe. Bear in mind that melting Arctic ice will not alter sea levels since the ice is already floating, in contrast to the grounded ice masses on Greenland, the Antarctic and in glaciers.

Posted by: arewetoast_dot_com | December 13, 2009 3:35 PM
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Seriously! Pictures of swimming polar bears and other anecdotal information aside, how much have the ocean levels gone up in the past say 20, 50 and 100 years. Somebody, please inform me and possibly many others. These data seem to be critical to the debate.

Posted by: vanagunas | December 13, 2009 12:42 PM
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